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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

December 18, 2015

In this edition:


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Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Interested in volunteering for a clinical trial? Search Clinical Trials at Emory

Research is the only way to get new treatments and cures to patients and is a great way to give back to the community. Without research volunteers many studies close and potential medical advancements are lost. Emory Healthcare announces a new website that features all Emory clinical trials open for potential volunteers. To learn more about clinical trials visit the Clinical Trials at Emory website or if you are interested in volunteering for an ...

 
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ACTSI Researchers Close to RSV Vaccine

A vaccine may be on the horizon for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an infection of the lungs and a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants, children, and the elderly. RSV blocks the airways and causes respiratory failure and in children younger than a year. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children and hospitalizes 1% of infants in the USA every winter.   Atlanta Clinical & Translational ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

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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Pilot Grants Available in Environmental Health Sciences-Due February 1

The HERCULES Center in the Environmental Health Department at the Rollins School of Public Health and the new Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome and Metabolomics in Emory┬┐s School of Nursing are requesting applications for their 2016 pilot grants program on the role of the environment in human disease. Projects can include basic, biomedical, translational, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, or community-based participatory research approaches.
 
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Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44)-Due March 4

This FOA encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.
 
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NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) (R35)-Due March 15

The purpose of the OIA is to promote scientific productivity and innovation by providing long-term support and increased flexibility to experienced Program Directors (PDs)/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) who are currently PDs/PIs on at least two NHLBI R01-equivalent awards and whose outstanding record of research demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) research.
 
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NHLBI Early Investigator Award (EIA) (R35)-Due March 15

The purpose of the EIA is to promote scientific productivity and innovation by providing long-term support and increased flexibility to Program Directors /Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) who currently have two NHLBI R01 awards, of which one must be an NHLBI-funded NIH Early Stage Investigator R01 award, and whose outstanding record of research demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) research.
 
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Improving Diabetes Management in Pre-teens, Adolescents &/or Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3)-Due June 22

At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering FDA Scholars Program-Due January 16

Advancing innovation and discovery from the lab to the marketplace
 
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: Junior Faculty Fellowship-Due January 19

This fellowship recognizes tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.
 
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Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship-Due January 22

The CDC established the two-year fellowship in 1995 to address an ongoing demand in public health for rigorous quantitative policy analysis, health economics-based inquiry, and integrative health services research through the recruitment, internal placement, and professional development of public health economists.
 
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Call for Abstracts: 2016 Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium-February 10

In addition to Morehouse School of Medicine students and AUC undergraduate students performing research at MSM, they are also seeking the participation of students involved in research at other Georgia colleges and universities, due January 15.
 
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Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program-Due February 15

The purpose of the program is to increase the number of primary care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) trained in rural and/or underserved communities to better prepare graduates to practice in these communities.
 
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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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Post-Doc Fellowship: Pediatric Learning Sciences

The Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Team at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with training in learning sciences. They are developing and implementing a novel approach to pediatric obesity treatment that is community-based, family-centered, and focused on Latino families in Nashville, TN.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment-When the Legally Authorized Representative is also the Investigator
 
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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

 
 
 

Research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 
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Health Care Delivery: The Third Medical Science Presentations & Webcast

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. This is the 15th in a series of free symposia titled U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix it. The speakers’ presentations and webcast are now available. ...

 
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Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center: The Spirit Lives On Concert-January 31

Join the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for The Spirit Lives On Concert at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center. This unique collaboration features the Morehouse College Glee Club and the Atlanta Master Chorale. The concert is free and tickets can be reserved by calling 404-727-4462 or visiting the website.
 
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NPR: Clinical Trials Still Don't Reflect The Diversity Of America

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Events

 
 
 

Webinar: Cultural neuroscience: Closing the gap in population mental health disparities-January 8

Presented by Joan Chiao, PhD, Director of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium
 
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Roundtable Explores Physicians' Roles in Dissemination-January 12

PCORI is inviting representatives of physician specialty groups to join a roundtable to discuss how to work together to disseminate research findings.
 
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Informed Consent Process Documentation: from in-person to mail/phone informed consent process-January 14

A link to the live webinar can be found on the Emory IRB website, along with recordings of past webinars.
 
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Emory Research A-to-Z (ERAZ)-January 21

 
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Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout-January 29

Interested in learning more about the application process? Register for a free, one-day interactive workshop that will provide the tools and strategies to develop a successful application. PCORI staff will provide both programmatic and administrative guidance to help you apply for and manage a PCORI contract.
 
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Webinar: To tweet or not to tweet: Community-based participatory research approaches to advance wellness & violence prevention via social media-February 11

Presented by Ann Marie White, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center and Melanie Funchess, Director, Mental Health Association
 
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Rare Disease Day at NIH-February 29

The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations. More information, including registration details, will be available soon.
 
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Regenerative Medicine Workshop: Discovery, Technologies, & Translation-March 16-19

The 20th annual Regenerative Medicine Workshop offers scientists, engineers, and clinicians the latest discoveries and technologies in the rapidly evolving regenerative medicine field. This interdisciplinary workshop presents exciting new research, facilitates new collaborations, and provides an ideal setting for one-on-one discussions.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Sampath Prahalad in the News

 
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The New Association for Clinical & Translational Science (ACTS) Website

 
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