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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

November 6, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Special K-Club: Demystifying the NIH Scientific Review Process-Monday, December 14

Breakfast with Division Director, NIH Center for Scientific Review-Monday All welcome to attend an informal opportunity to meet Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes for Health in Emory’s Health Sciences Research Building, Café at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. K-Club Open to ALL! Presented by Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes ...

 
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Emory will partner with new Regional Big Data Hub led by Georgia Tech, UNC

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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Healthy Kids Innovation Grant-Due December 15

Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with United Health Foundation, is launching a new grant program supporting the next generation of innovative ideas in children's health and nutrition. Through this grant, they aim to bring together multi-sector leaders in food, health, fitness, and technology in support of the next big idea.
 
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Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge-Due January 5

The Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge is an open call to all participants to submit ideas to improve patient care and/or drive down the cost of healthcare through the use of Remote Patient Monitoring using wearable, implantable, or ubiquitous sensors.
 
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Adaptation/Optimization of Technology (ADOPTech) to Support Social Functioning (R21)-Due February 3

The purpose of this FOA is to facilitate the development and testing of new, cutting-edge technologies to enhance functioning in individuals with social impairments. Projects funded under this FOA would create "social prosthetics," scalable technology or devices that would augment performance in this domain.
 
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New Funding Opportunity: NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program-Due February 15

The NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program supports a set of initiatives to increase the national capacity to produce high-quality metabolomics data by expanding the technical capability of existing metabolomics laboratories; increasing the number of investigators cross-trained in metabolomics methodology, bioinformatics analysis, biochemistry and physiology; synthesizing metabolite standards not otherwise available; and promoting data sharing.
 
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Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Small Research Project (R03)

This opportunity provides research support specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas and flexibility for initiating studies which are generally for preliminary short-term projects and are non-renewable.
 
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Human Pancreas Procurement & Analysis Program (HPPAP) (UC4)-Due March 3

This FOA will support the assembly of a team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, analysis and distribution of human pancreatic tissues; and analysis and integration of complex biological datasets.
 
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FY16 Title X Family Planning Services Grant-Due April 1

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families.
 
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NIDA Issues Challenge to Create App for Addiction Research-Due April 29

 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free ACTSI KL2 & BIRCWH K12 Grant Writing Workshop-December 1 & 8

This grant writing tutorial is designed to provide in-depth instruction for preparing the ACTSI KL2 Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars award and Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12. If applicants attend both sessions, they will be eligible for up to 5 hours of individual consultation. ...

 
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NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)-LOI Due December 9

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
 
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RFA: The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program-Due December 22

The overarching goal of the Emory BIRCWH Program is to leverage the rich research environment at Emory University to enhance the quality of women’s health in order to advance women’s health research, improve sex/gender science, and ultimately promote health and well-being among women. The Emory BIRCWH Program will prioritize mentored research in the field of communicable disease (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial ...

 
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RFA: ACTSI KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1

Junior faculty members at the MD or PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Tech who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become independent clinical investigators are encouraged to apply to the KL2 – Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program. The KL2 award provides support for didactic ...

 
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NHLBI Launches Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge to Raise SCD Awareness-Due March 7

The Challenge seeks to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and its associated complications and to improve the use of effective treatments in real world settings.
 
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RFA: ACTSI Master of Science in Clinical Research-Due April 1

Applications are being accepted for the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program in the Emory Laney Graduate School for classes beginning in August 2016. The MSCR provides didactic and mentored clinical and/or translational research training and is designed for participants who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree (such as physicians and PhD-level scientists) and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in clinical investigation ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: An Instance of Data Manipulation
 
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Research Ethics Consultations Available

If you have a research ethics question or are pondering a research ethics dilemma, John Banja, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory, and Rebecca Pentz, Professor of Research Ethics in Hematology and Oncology, Winship, are available to confidentially discuss it and offer non-binding advice. Please call or email John at 404-712-4804/jbanja@emory.edu or call or text Becky at 404-831-1758.
 
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A Call for Research in Predictive Health: An Opportunity for Innovative Research and Collaboration with the Center for Health Discovery and Well Being (CHDWB)

The Predictive Health Institute and the ACTSI announce a call for research proposals using data and/or specimens from the longitudinal CHDWB cohort. The cohort includes approximately 750 healthy individuals who were enrolled as early as 2006 and have undergone annual assessments. Clinical and lab variables collected in the cohort and biological specimens (plasma, serum, urine, buffy coat) from each participant are available. ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

New Health IQ Mobile App

Challenge your health IQ in this fun and educational health trivia app.
 
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Walmart & the Walmart Foundation Community Grants-Due December 31

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity. To ensure that your application has the best chance of being funded, the proposed use of the grant should fit within one of these areas of giving.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Understanding how obesity drives diabetes & why some ethnicities are at greater risk-Monday

The Emory Global Diabetes Research Center Seminar Series presents Naveed Sattar, FRSE, professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow, an academic (active clinically) interested in better understanding the causes (environmental and biological) and links between diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
 
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NCATS Strategic Plan Town Hall Webinars-Tuesday

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks input on the scientific and operational challenges, opportunities, and research needs in translational science to help set the center's strategic priorities and inform the development of a five-year strategic plan.
 
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PhD Careers: Speed Networking Practice: Cross Disciplines-Thursday

Join graduate students and postdocs from a variety of backgrounds such as Science, Engineering, Business, and Social Science to practice your elevator pitch and meet people outside of your discipline. Get specific feedback on your pitch and interactions. Registration Required
 
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Upcoming Emory IRB Webinar: Prisons-Thursday

The Emory IRB will present a webinar covering research in prisons and recently incarcerated subjects.
 
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Speed Networking Session on Obesity & Diabetes-Thursday

Emory┬┐s School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development presents this session for faculty from across Emory Medicine. This event will feature a special presentation from Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, followed by a series of short one-on-one meetings with potential collaborators. Registration Required
 
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Morehouse School of Medicine REDCap Overview & Intro Training-Thursday

Learn all about REDCap and obtaining access to REDCap for your research project to build your database or to create a survey or questionnaire to gather data and place on a secure drive. Also get information about the REDCap Mobile App to use on tablets and smartphones.
 
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Microbiota & Liver Disease-November 20

Hosted by Emory's Division of Digestive Diseases and Emory Epithelial Pathobiology Research Development Center and presented by Bernd Georg Schnabl, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California San Diego at noon in Emory's Whitehead Research Building,Room 200.
 
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Health Care Delivery: The Third Medical Science-December 3

Presented by Catharine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education, University of California San Francisco. The Healthcare Innovation Symposium XV is hosted by the Emory-Georgia Tech Health Innovation Program and ACTSI.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Leon Haley in the News

 
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Reaching vulnerable, at-risk, & minority populations

The Interfaith Health Program (IHP) at Emory University, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and with funding from the CDC, would like your ideas to help plan the best ways to further address capacity needs in public health to strengthen pandemic preparedness and response and influenza immunization reach with faith community partners
 
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