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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

January 22, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI's I-Corps Leader

Pamela Bhatti, PhD, a 2011 ACTSI (Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute) Research Education, Training, & Career Development (RETCD) KL2 scholar, graduate of the RETCD Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program, Associate Professor of Digital Signal Processing, and Bioengineering, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitative ...

 
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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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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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NIH/NINR/NCCIH: Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R01) & (R21)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications on biomarker discovery that utilize metabolomics approaches to advance the understanding, assessment, and management of symptoms.
 
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NIH/NIDDK: Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Research Studies to Advance Areas of Scientific Interest within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01)

This FOA seeks to accelerate the pace and expand the breadth of scientific research on the clinical course, prevention, and treatment of diseases within the NIDDK mission by leveraging ongoing large, multi-center clinical research studies through ancillary studies.
 
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AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation: Connections for Cardiovascular Health (CCH)-Due February 25

A program with the mission of improving cardiovascular health in the U.S., CCH provides annual grants of $150,000-$180,000 to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in the U.S. in support of the program's mission.
 
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SVS Foundation: Vascular Disease Clinical Research Seed Grant Program-Due March 11

Eligible research projects must be clinical, preferably patient-oriented (i.e., research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects). Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are particularly encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted.
 
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Neuroimaging Informatics Tools & Resources Clearinghouse (U24)-Due March 15

The purpose of this FOA is to support the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse and to enable collaborative research in neuroimaging informatics.
 
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Use of 3D Printing for Creation of Implantable Devices (R21/R33)-Due March 17

This FOA encourages applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to utilize 3D printing technologies to develop implantable devices and biodegradable scaffolds for long-term use that will adapt to the needs of growing children.
 
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New Funding Opportunity in the Kids First Program-Due March 31

The Common Fund's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research program is planning to develop a data resource for the pediatric research community of clinical and genetic sequence data that will allow scientists to identify genetic pathways that underlie childhood cancer and structural birth defects and to explore whether shared genetic pathways exist between childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Submit Your Abstract for Translational Science 2016-Due January 29

Share your research with an audience of your peers and discover new opportunities for collaboration by submitting an abstract to present at Translational Science 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to show your colleagues what you have been working on and become more comfortable with presenting.
 
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards-Due February 5

Need some support to get to Translational Science 2016? The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is generously helping early career scholars and pre-doctoral trainees attend the Translational Science meeting again this year. The $20,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund grants provide trainees and scholars with travel awards to use toward airfare or hotel expenses for Translational Science 2016. To be considered for the award, applicants must also submit a poster abstract by January 29.
 
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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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Abstract Submission: Molecules for Minions: Southeastern Pediatric Research Innovation Conference-Due April 1

The Pediatric Research Centers with partners at Emory, Children┬┐s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine are pleased to announce the annual conference at the Georgia Aquarium on June 21-22.
 
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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

Protocol Deviation-Two Protocol Deviations
 
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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

 
 
 

Health360x Beta App Workshop-January 29 & February 2

During this time participants will be able to test and give feedback for the new app.
 
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Capitol Hill shows renewed interest in science funding

 
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Events

 
 
 

Race & Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine-Monday

Presented by Michael Montoya, PhD, UC-Irvine in Georgia Tech's Student Center Theater at 3:00 p.m.
 
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Energy Density, Diet Quality, Obesity, & Chronic Disease-Tuesday

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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Webinar: Estimating the Cost of an Intervention-Wednesday

Presented by Todd Wagner, PhD at 2:00 p.m. Researchers are frequently engaged in developing and testing new behavioral interventions. This seminar is aimed at providing interested researchers a general, high-level overview of estimating costs of an intervention.
 
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Webinar: Listening to Purchasers', Payers', and Industry's Needs for CER-Thursday

This webinar will present the results of focus groups conducted by researchers from RAND. Presentation of the findings will be followed by discussion with an expert panel and Q&A.
 
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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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Georgia Tech's Petit Institute Core Facilities Symposium-January 29

Come learn about the growing number of core facilities available to Georgia Tech's bio-community in Petit Institute, Room 1128 at 9:00 a.m.
 
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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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Innovation Brown Bag Lunch Series: Learn How to Perform a Market Analysis-February 3

Featuring Tiffany Wilson, executive director, Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) and Lance Black, MD, MBID, a family physician whose military experience inspired him to pursue medical device design. View presentation remotely or attend in-person at noon at the Emory University Hospital, Hurst Conference Room E450.
 
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Forge Digital Health Meetup-February 19

Forge is colliding health + tech. Come meet founders, engineers, clinicians, investors, and more at Forge's Digital Health Meetup, co-hosted with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and athenahealth, with speaker Darria Gillespie Long, MD,MBA, SVP, Clinical Strategy, sharecare, Media health expert and radio host, and Practicing ER physician at Northside Hospital.
 
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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Emory TI:GER Information Session-February 23

For second and third year Science, Computing, and Engineering PhD Students from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Emory Law School, Gambrell Hall Room 575. RSVP to edna.patterson@gatech.edu. tiger.gatech.edu
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Nawazish Naqvi in the News

 
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