eRoundup for 02/13/15

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
February 13, 2015

Funding Opportunities

RFA: 2015 Dissemination Micro Grant Program-Due February 16

The objective of the Community Engagement Research Program (CERP) Dissemination Micro Grant Program is to increase awareness of research findings from community-engaged research through the provision of small but crucial resources for activities designed to support Community-based Organization (CBO)-prioritized, one-time events or products to disseminate research findings. Applicants must clearly demonstrate an existing academic/community partnership that has relevant existing data to disseminate to the community. Examples of fundable dissemination activities include: small forums, developing and distributing print materials, conference presentations, or podcast development.

Download document for more information...

CTSA Innovation Funding Opportunities

NCATS has announced its intent to publish funding opportunities for Collaborative Innovation Awards through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program for Pre-Applications for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program (X02) and  for Collaborative Innovation Awards, CTSA Program (U01).

 

Read more...

New Technology Investment Program-Due February 27

The ACTSI’s Research Technologies program established a Proof-of-Principle Technology Fund which, facilitates a focused approach to identifying and investing in new, enabling technologies aligned with the ACTSI strategic goals.

Read more...

Pediatric Research Center Pilot Grants-Due April 1

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with partners at Emory, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine are pleased to offer an annual research pilot program that is aligned with the aims of the Pediatric Research Centers and one Pediatric Junior Faculty Award. These pilot award funds are designed to stimulate new research projects and build new collaborations in child health-related research areas.

Read more...

Developing Technologies & Tools to Monitor HIV Brain Reservoirs & How They May be Altered by Exposure to Substances of Abuse (R21/R33)-Due April 10

Read more...

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study-Due April 14

Read more...

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Innovative Design & Development to Improve Healthcare Delivery Systems (P30)-Due April 27

These learning laboratories are places and professional networks where closely related threats to patient safety can be identified, where multidisciplinary teams generate new ways of thinking with respect to the threats, and where environments are established conducive to brainstorming and rapid prototyping techniques that stimulate further thinking.

Read more...

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35)-Due May 20

The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) is a grant to provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.

Read more...

NIH: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)-Due May 29

This FOA encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50K ($600K max.). 

Read more...

Educational Opportunities

Medical Student Discovery Phase Mini-Grant Program-Due Sunday

In an effort to provide medical students the opportunity to conduct hypothesis-driven research under the direction of a faculty mentor, the ACTSI Research Technologies program has established a mini-grant program.

Read more...

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Research Fellowship & Career Development Awards-Due May 1

Read more...

RFA: Master of Science in Clinical Research

Applications are being accepted for the MSCR degree program for classes beginning in August. The Emory MSCR is part of the Research Education, Training, and Career Development (RETCD) program of the ACTSI (NIH-funded CTSA award. The MSCR provides didactic and mentored clinical and/or translational research training. The program is designed for participants who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree (such as physicians including fellows and junior faculty and PhD-level scientists including postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty) and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in clinical investigation that incorporates clinical and/or translational research. Questions?

Read more...

Apply for the Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)

The CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program which provides predoctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health.

Read more...

Public Health Pathways

A searchable database of domestic and international public and population health training opportunities in academic, government, and community settings for pre-med students, medical students, residents, and post-residents.

Read more...

Research Resources

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Read more...

Research Ethics Consultations Available

If you have a research ethics question or are pondering a research ethics dilemma, John Banja, Medical Ethicist, Emory Center for Ethics, and Rebecca Pentz, Professor of Research Ethics, Winship, are available to confidentially discuss and offer non-binding advice. Call/email Banja at 404-712-4804/jbanja@emory.edu or call/text/email Pentz at 404-831-1758/rpentz@emory.edu.

Read more...

Events

Minding the Gap: Moving New Materials Technology from the Laboratory to the Factory Floor-Monday

Presented by David M. Bowden, PhD, Boeing Research & Technology in Georgia Tech’s MARC Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.

Read more...

MSM Health Disparities Research Seminar Series: Health Disparities in Chronic Diseases-Tuesday

Read more...

How to Write an Effective Research Statement-Tuesday

This seminar will provide information and best practices for writing a research statement that walks the reader through your independent research plan and your research accomplishments. Presented by Richard Cummings PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Emory School of Medicine, in SOM 153A at noon.

Read more...

How Missions of the Academic Health Center Synergize to Improve Health: Sepsis as a Model-February 18

Presented by Thomas P. Shanley, MD, FCCM, Ferrantino Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research at 7:30 a.m. in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7 or by webinar.

Read more...

Public Health Evidence into Action: Implementing & Evaluating with Quality & Fidelity-Wednesday

How do we implement and evaluate an evidence-based approach? Once an EBA is adopted, high quality implementation planning and evaluation is key to increase the likelihood of successful health outcomes. This session covers action planning, evaluation steps, and tools such as the RE-AIM framework as they apply to implementation of EBAs.

Read more...

Live PCORI Twitter Q&A on Big Date-Wednesday

Have questions about some of the opportunities and challenges that "big data" present? Join Rachael Fleurence, Director of the CER Methods and Infrastructure Program, and Associate Director Sarah Greene at 2:00 p.m. Use #healthdatachat on Twitter to be part of the conversation and follow @PCORI.

Read more...

A Calorie is Not a Calorie: How Dietary Carbohydrates Lead to Metabolic Dysfunction-Thursday

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids and the HERCULES Exposome Research Center invite you to attend a special Jane Wilhelmi Lecture presented by Barbara A. Gower, PhD, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences.

Read more...

The Translation of Biomedical Innovations: Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs-Thursday

Presented by Buddy Ratner, PhD, University of Washington in Georgia Tech’s Petit Institute, 1128 at 4:00 p.m.

Read more...

Putting Together Your New (Version C) NIH Biosketch-February 20

Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins room at 6:00 p.m. Questions?

Read more...

4th Annual Pediatric Device Competition-February 21

Round 1 Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium winners will present their pediatric device projects to a panel of experts in Georgia Tech’s Petit Institute, 1128 at 8:00 a.m.

Read more...

Service Delivery: Implications for U.S. Healthcare-February 24

The 13th U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It symposium is sponsored by the Emory-Georgia Tech Health Innovation Program and the ACTSI and will feature Leonard Schlesinger, DBA, MBA, Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Emeritus President, Babson College.

Read more...

Webinar: Understanding the NSF Structure When it Comes to SBIR/STTR Funding-February 25

Read more...

Forge Salon: Digital Health Startups-Insights & Perspectives from Two of Atlanta's Digital Health Leaders-Wednesday

Back-to-back fireside chats with the CEOs of two fast-growing Atlanta-based digital health startups, Sheila Woodhouse, MD (CEO, DoxMed) and Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD (CEO, Rimidi).

Read more...

Community Grant Writing: A Three Part Series Part 1: Finding Funding Opportunities-February 27

This exciting series will take the learner through the entire grant writing journey. Part 1 will focus on how to find funding opportunities and how to understand grant writing jargon. This webinar contains helpful information for both the new and the seasoned grant writer.

Read more...

News

Science Advance: Master of Science in Clinical Research-CDC Collaborative Work Featured in JAMA Publication & Video

A major fertility study was recently published by a current ACTSI Master of Sciene in Clinical Research scholar in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Trends in use of and reproductive outcomes associated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, also represents a CDC-Emory collaboration and a video explaining the work is featured on The JAMA Network.

Read more...

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Monica Parker in the News

Read More

Read more...

ResearchMatch Launches Condition Connection in Collaboration with Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Read more...

Study Shows Impact of ACTSI's Center for Health Discovery & Well Being

Read more...

Visit the New Georgia BioEd Institute Website

Read more...

Controls Needed for Classic Galactosemia Research Study

Participation involves having a parent complete a five-minute online survey about gastrointestinal health of children ages 2 to 18 years. 

Read more...


For more information on ACTSI, please visit www.actsi.org. Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to actsi@emory.edu by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email actsi@emory.edu.

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.

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Latest News

Training

ACTSI-supported OculoStaple Wins Again

Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)-supported team, OculoStaple wins second place in the 2015 InVenture Prize at Georgia Tech. Team members Jackie Borinski, Mohamad Ali Najia, and Drew Padilla, all biomedical...

Discovery

Infographic: What are the Phases of Clinical Trials?