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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

January 15, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TI:GER Team Bioletics Aids Diabetics

“We are in the business of treating diabetes,” says Maggie Lovatt, member of ACTSI/TI:GER-supported team Bioletics. Lovatt’s team created a device that eliminates the need for insulin by using electrical stimulation. There are nearly 30 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, some of which inject insulin three to five times daily. Bioletics’ invention sits under the skin and gives the body signals to absorb or release ...

 
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Emory-UGA agree to reciprocal use of core facilities

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)-Due February 16

The emphasis of the solicitation is on 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, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines.
 
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Improving Diabetes Management in Children 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

 
 
 

ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program-Due January 28

The program provides training opportunities in global public health for recent graduates of ASPPH member CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.
 
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2016 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowships & Science Policy Fellowships-Due February 17

For early-career researchers and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences, health and medicine, engineering, earth and life sciences, and relevant interdisciplinary fields.
 
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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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Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental Health Scientist for Transdisciplinary Environmental & Social Science

A candidate is sought with doctoral training in an environmental health-related discipline such as exposure assessment, molecular or computational toxicology and biology, environmental chemistry, statistics, bioinformatics, or epidemiology. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate will be part of the new NIEHS Training Program.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment-When an Investigator Recruits Herself to a Study
 
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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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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. They are looking for healthy, premature babies born before 35 weeks and six days and cannot be older than six months to join the study and have seven appointments at Emory Children┬┐s Center. Reimbursement for travel and study visits is available. Babies who join will have seven appointments at Emory Children's Center. Reimbursement for travel and study visits is available.
 
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A Textbook Example of Patient-Driven Research

 
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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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Events

 
 
 

Champions of Health Town Hall Meeting: Increasing Health Equity-Saturday

Town hall is free to the public from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center
 
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The Mesenchymal Stem Cell Paradigm & the Operational Model for Innovations in First-in-Human Cell Therapy Studies-Wednesday

Pediatric Research Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Jacques Galipeau and discussing ACTSI-supported research.
 
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Focus on Health Equity and Action: Findings from the VISN 4 Hypertension Racial Disparities Quality Improvement Project-Thursday

Presented by Uchenna Uchendu, MD and Leslie Hausmann, PhD at 3:00 p.m.
 
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Energy Density, Diet Quality, Obesity, & Chronic Disease-January 26

Presented by Terry Hartman, PhD, MPH, RD, professor of epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences.
 
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Women In Bio-National Webinar: NIH Small Business Programs-What Biomedical Entrepreneurs Should Know-January 26

Stephanie Fertig and Kory Hallett, from the NIH, will give an overview of SBIR and STTR Small Business programs at the NIH. Their talk will include a description of the program's goals, tips on applying, and resources available to researchers and small/startup businesses interested in translating their technologies into commercial products. If you want to find ways to expand your biomedical startup using NIH funding, you won't want to miss this webinar!
 
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2016 TI:GER Innovation Conference: Solutions in Healthcare-January 29

The inaugural TI:GER conference will be held at Emory Law from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will bring together professionals from law, business, and medicine to discuss innovative solutions in healthcare and the current trends in the commercialization of healthcare technology. The conference provides a forum to share current business practices, discuss the legal and economic challenges, and showcase new technology from the TI:GER teams.
 
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Leaders Achieving the Vision of Health Equity Forum & Reception-January 29

Health equity is the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to reach his or her maximum health potential. The TCC Health Policy to Practice Forum presents a diverse panel of prominent leaders speaking candidly on the challenges and opportunities our country faces in achieving a vision of health equity. A reception and book signing of former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy's new book "A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction" will commence after the forum.
 
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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Georgia Tech TI:GER Information Session-February 11

For second and third year Science, Computing, and Engineering PhD Students from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Georgia Tech's College of Computing, Room 053. RSVP to jjacobs@gatech.edu
 
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The Marketscan Databases: Powerful Databases for Medical Research-February 12

Emory's Department of Pediatrics Division of Neurology partnered with several other groups at Emory to purchase a 12-month academic license to the 2009-2013 MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (CCAE) and Medicare Supplemental and COB (MDCR) databases. The license allows all faculty and research staff in the Emory School of Medicine to use the data for intramural sponsored research for a nominal cost-share fee. Presented by Likang Xu, MD, MS, mathematical statistician, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC at noon in Egleston Classroom 5 with Videoconference to SR Sleep Lab Conference Room
 
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Company Showcase: Hear from Three Company Executives-February 24

This meeting will highlight some of the industry successes and capital raised. Panelists will discuss their respective company's ongoing objectives and needs. They will share the stories that defined their past year: what worked, what didn't, and what they are looking forward to in 2016.
 
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DeviceTalks-February 29

DeviceTalks, the premiere live interview series for the medical device industry, is teaming up with the Southeast Medical Device Association to bring some of medtech's best minds together.
 
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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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10th Annual Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) Conference-May 18-19

To be held for the first time in Nashville, TN
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Keqiang Ye in the News

 
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Top 10 Clinical Research Award Nominations Due Monday

This is a great opportunity for clinical investigators to be honored for their valuable work and contributions in clinical research. This is an excellent way to highlight the great work being done at your institution, and showcase the value of clinical research and its impact on the future of clinical care. Award winners will receive travel reimbursement to Translational Science 2016 and cash awards for the top three selections.
 
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NCATS Extends Strategic Plan Input Deadline-Due February 8

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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