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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

December 4, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New ACTSI Clinical Research Network (CRN) Fee Schedule

ACTSI’s CRN recently updated its initial fee schedule with new rates beginning June 1, 2017. Since 1960, the NIH provided funding for direct support of clinical research at Emory University Hospital. With the inception of the ACTSI in 2007, support expanded to other locations within our partner institutions across Atlanta. Due to new NIH-imposed budget requirements, ACTSI is required to phase out direct support of clinical research. Be assured ...

 
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The Importance of Diabetes Research in Hospitalized Patients

Diabetes is a common disease that affects more than 340 million people worldwide and an estimated 29.1 million in the U.S. – these numbers are expected to rise. Diabetes affects how your body uses glucose. Glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar, is vital to health because it is an important source of energy for the cells in muscles and tissues, and is the brain’s primary source of fuel. Diabetes means excess glucose in the blood, which ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Funding Opportunities-Due December 22

 
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Winship Cancer Institute¿s Prostate Cancer Center Pilot Grant Funding Opportunity-Due January 4

Innovative proposals from Emory faculty that address prostate cancer research including but not limited to basic or translational research, investigator initiated clinical, health disparities, imaging, survivorship or quality of life will be considered for funding.
 
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Call for Applications: Coulter Translational Partnership Funding-Due January 8

The Emory/GT Coulter Translational Program provides an operational roadmap to accelerate and fund the translation of technological innovations that improve patient care-milestones directed at the transfer of promising technologies from the university research laboratory to commercial development and clinical practice.
 
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Call for Proposals: Spring 2016 Funding Cycle of Emory URC & URC-ACTSI Awards-Due January 8

This is the only award cycle for the 2016 academic year. Applications are welcome from all regular, full-time Emory faculty, regardless of rank. Biological/Health Sciences proposals that fall under ACTSI may only have one principal investigator.
 
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PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Awards-Due January 18

PCORI is seeking applications for Tier I projects through the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative. This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.
 
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NIBIB Quantum Program: Technological Innovation to Solve a Major Medical or Public Health Challenge (U01)-January 26

Supports the development of biomedical technologies that will result in a profound paradigm shift in prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of a major disease or national public health problem.
 
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Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)-Due February 16

Supports research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials and nanostructures and their integration into nanodevices and nanosystems at an industrially relevant scale.
 
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Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH Program for NIH & CDC Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)-Due March 21

This FOA seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon biomedical research to develop technologies, products, and services that benefit society. Toward meeting this objective, the NIH is now expanding the program to include additional participating NIH and CDC Institutes and Centers. The expanded I-Corps at NIH program is focused on educating researchers and technologists on how to translate technologies from the lab into the marketplace.
 
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Development of New Technologies & Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (R43/R44)-LOI May 28

This FOA invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications for funding to perform research leading to the development of innovative technologies that may advance progress toward more effective cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
 
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Submit Your Project for Funding through Momentum, Emory's New Crowdfunding Platform

Momentum features opportunities to support a range of Emory's unique and diverse research projects.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

A Call for Student-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOI Due December 15

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with ACTSI and Georgia State University is pleased to announce a student grant program in Healthcare Innovation. Grants will fund multi-disciplinary teams proposing innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the HIP. Two types of seed grants will be offered: Research Project Grants and Education Project Grants.
 
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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) Skirball Center for Innovation: Interventional Research Fellowship-Due December 31

This fellowship provides progressive structured experience in advanced cardiovascular research methodologies and techniques, including performing hands-on experimental preclinical procedures in hospital-like catheterization laboratories and operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art echocardiography, IVUS, OCT, and cardiopulmonary bypass system.
 
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Call for Applications: Mixed Methods Training Program-Due January 15

Applications are being accepted for this one-year, web-based program sponsored by the NIH, and led by Johns Hopkins University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Harvard Catalyst (The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center). Scholars will have the opportunity to enhance their mixed method research skills through a state-of-the-art training program including interactive webinars, working with nationally recognized mixed methods mentors and consultants, and attending a summer retreat.
 
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Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internship Program (An Undergraduate Training Program in Public Health)-Due January 16

An 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies.
 
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James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program-Due January 31

The program is a CDC-funded, nine-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for fellows interested in infectious diseases research and health disparities. Fellows from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
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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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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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Course: Biostatistics for Translational Research

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a spring semester course which is part of the curriculum in the ACTSI Certificate Program in Translational Research in Emory's Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:50 p.m. from January until early May.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment-We're Not Recruiting Enough Participants!
 
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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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Do You Have an Unmet Clinical Need or an Idea for a Device?-Monday

Clinicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, and medical industry professionals are urged to submit ideas, unmet needs, problems, or opportunities for better medical products. The Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) Capstone Design Course is an opportunity for investigators and applies BME expertise to address a clinical unmet need. BME is accepting project proposals for the spring 2016 semester of Capstone. If you have ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Help Prevent RSV Infection in Your Preterm Infant

Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory Children's Center is evaluating how effective and safe a new investigational medicine is in preventing RSV in premature babies. The center is looking for healthy, premature babies born before 35 weeks and six days and not older than six months to join the study. Babies who join will have seven appointments at Emory Children's Center. Reimbursement for travel and study visits is available.
 
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Arrhythmia Clinical Trial: World's Smallest Pacemaker

In November, a clinical trial that Emory researchers participated in was presented at the 2015 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. The presentation revealed that the world's smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker was successfully implanted in nearly all of the patients participating in the international clinical trial.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Regulation & Counterregulation of Skeletal Muscle Mass by Lipids-Thursday

Russ Price, PhD, Professor, Division of Renal Medicine, Emory School of Medicine, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in SOM 178P. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
 
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Breakfast with Division Director, NIH Center for Scientific Review-December 14

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

Open to ALL! Presented by Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. Emory School of Medicine Building, auditorium 110 at Noon. A light lunch will be provided.
 
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Scottish Rite Research Breakfast-December 15

The Scottish Rite Clinical Research Office is celebrating its first anniversary.
 
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Improving the health of Georgia mothers & newborns: from bedside to community-December 16

Presented by Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, CAPT USPHS, Director, DRH, NCCDPHP, CDC.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Andreas Kalogeropoulos in the News

 
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NIH RFI: Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce-Due December 28

 
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A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

 
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University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Science Job Portal

The medical community of Buffalo, New York-recently named one of Sperling's "Best Cities to Relocate to in America"-is expanding and coming together to create one central campus, including the brand-new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) at the University at Buffalo, Oishei Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Together with the Clinical and Translational Science Award received this summer, they are ready to train and develop the next generation of clinical and research scientists.
 
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Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect ACTSI support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR000454. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health." KL2 Scholars should also list KL2 TR000455 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1 TR000456.