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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

December 11, 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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KL2 Scholar Publishes Newly Described Disease Case in NEJM

Arezou Khosroshahi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Emory University, a current ACTSI (Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute) KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, is the first author on a recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine – Case 34-2015: A 36-Year-Old Woman with a Lung Mass, Pleural Effusion, and Hip Pain. Khosroshahi is considered one of the ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

FY15 Extremity Regeneration Technology/Therapeutic Development Award-LOI Due Tuesday

Supports the translation of promising preclinical findings into products focused on extremity regeneration with the focus on bone and soft tissue reconstruction, limb, and tissue salvage technologies, and regenerative medicine technologies for the treatment of trauma-induced damage.
 
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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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JDRF & Eli Lilly Joint RFP: Glucose-Responsive Glucose Modulating Therapies-Due January 14

Full proposal applications are sought from academic or industry applicants with innovative approaches toward the development of therapies that can be expected ultimately to modulate the activity and/or the concentration of a freely-circulating insulin analog or other insulin receptor agonist as a function of changes in glucose concentration over the physiologically relevant range.
 
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Proteogenomic Translational Research for Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (U01)-Due January 27

The program will support broad efforts focused on several cancer types to explore further the complexities of cancer proteomes and their connections to abnormalities in cancer genomes. The potential of proteomic and proteogenomic approaches will also be explored in translational research focused on clinically-relevant problems, such as the ability to predict which treatments are likely to be effective against a specific patient's tumor.
 
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Pediatric Heart Network Clinical Research Centers (UG1)-Due March 2

Collaboration among the Clinical Research Centers, the Data Coordinating Center, and other stakeholders permits multi-center evaluation of medical, interventional, and surgical therapies; provides a training platform for fellows, junior faculty, and nurses; supports development of novel techniques and methodologies; and promotes dissemination of study results to improve the scientific basis for the care of affected individuals.
 
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Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18)-Due March 4

In addition to expanding access to this evidence-based therapy in underserved communities, this initiative will discover and test solutions to overcoming known barriers to implementation of MAT in primary care and create training and implementation resources to support future efforts to expand access to MAT.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

StartUp Health Academy with GE Ventures

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

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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2016 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program-Due February 5

The program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
 
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2016 Macy Faculty Scholars-Due February 17

A program designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The program is open to medical school and nursing faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education.
 
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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment-The Right to Participate in Research
 
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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?-Due August 7

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 2017 semester of Capstone. If you have ...

 
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ACTSI CRN Holiday Hours

All Emory CRN sites (Emory, Grady, Midtown) will be closed during the holidays beginning at the close of business on December 23 and will re-open on January 4. The inpatient unit at Emory University Hospital will remain open for inpatient studies that do not require lab or bionutrition support. As the administrative offices will also be closed, please be sure you have any scheduling or administrative needs for this period addressed before December 24. Pediatric Research Center at Egleston will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 through December 25 and will be closed on December 31 and January 1.
 
 
 

Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Toys for Tots Drop-off-Through December 18

ACTSI senior center administrator, Andrew West is collecting toys this holiday season for Toys for Tots. Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (1440 Clifton Road), room 134 is a toy drop-off location. New and unwrapped toys appropriate for boys and girls from newborn to 12 years old are needed. The Toys for Tots program always runs short of toys for ages 0 to 2 and 10 and older. Suggested toys for the older children include makeup kits, hair dryers, watches, colognes, perfumes, and sporting equipment. Also, bicycles are always in high demand but must be accompanied by a helmet. Babies who join will have seven appointments at Emory Children's Center. Reimbursement for travel and study visits is available.
 
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Events

 
 
 

VC 101: A Primer on Venture Capital-December 18

Learn how to become another success story and get your startup funded by venture capitalists. Join the Emory Office of Technology Transfer at noon for a seminar by Osage University Partners.
 
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Working with Emory's Office of Technology Transfer-January 6

Todd Sherer, PhD is associate vice president for research administration and executive director of technology transfer at Emory. His current focus on encouraging and adopting positive changes in technology transfer nationally, through creative new initiatives that reduce barriers and improve impact.
 
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Registration Open: Georgia Bio Awards Dinner-January 28

This year's recipient of the Industry Growth Award is Todd Sherer, Emory OTT.
 
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Sponsorship Available: 7th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference: Georgia as a Biotechnology Capital?-April 14

ACTSI and Georgia Bio organize the conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes. This year's event will explore Georgia's biotechnology climate, venture capital innovation, and feature an expert panel highlighting commercialization training options throughout the state.
 
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Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)-April 16-19

ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo in Atlanta!
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Peter Wilson in the News

 
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NIH National Research Mentoring Network at Morehouse School of Medicine

To supplement the training and mentoring resources available to you at ACTSI, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Research Resources and Outreach Core (RROC) is recruiting scholars across the career stages to gain access to a national cohort of resources. NRMN was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a nationwide consortium of health-science investigators, professionals, and institutions collaborating to provide students and ...

 
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Forge Announces a New Clinical Partnership

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