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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 5, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K-Club: How to Interpret & Act Upon Reviews Following a Research Grant Application Submission-December 12

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Featuring Dr. Stacy Heilman, Department of Pediatrics, along with a panel of experienced investigators. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, classrooms 5-7. Flyer | Attend Remotely ...

 
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Spotlight: ACTSI Investigators Named to the Emory School of Medicine MilliPub Club & 1% Club

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

RFA: 2016 Center for Drug Discovery Pilot Projects-Due February 20

All primary faculties in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are eligible. Pediatric Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) encourages basic and clinical researchers to submit applications focused on cell culture models of pediatric diseases for funding to support drug discovery assay validation and library screening.
 
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PCORI New Research Funding Opportunities Now Open-LOI Due March 2

PCORI is seeking proposals through five broad funding announcements under our National Priorities for Research and also accepting LOIs for a new Dissemination and Implementation Project PFA. This opportunity is limited to previous recipients of PCORI research awards.
 
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation In Regulatory Science-Due March 9

This program supports academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science.
 
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Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24)-Due April 6

The purpose of this FOA is to provide regional access for cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) laboratories to state-of-the-art data collection capabilities. NIGMS will support consortia of established and early stage investigator laboratories whose research has an established specialization in and dependence on cryoEM.
 
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Revision Applications for Validation of Mobile/Wireless Health Tools for Measurement & Intervention (R01)

Inviting revision applications to active NIH-funded R01 research project awards to expand the scope of approved and funded projects to incorporate recent advances in mobile/wireless tools to validate these tools for health measurement and intervention delivery.
 
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Noise-Induced Synaptopathy in the Human Auditory System (R01)-Due May 24

This FOA seeks applications focused on determining if noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy occurs in humans. Studies may include, but are not limited to, diagnosis/detection and determination of functional consequences of such noise-induced damage. Animal studies could be responsive to this FOA, but the direct applicability to humans must be clearly delineated. Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Request for Applications: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)-Due June 30

CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program that provides pre-doctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health. Sixteen credits of didactic training focused on translational research in Emory’s Laney Graduate School of Emory University are required to complete the certificate program. Emory faculty and postdocs may ...

 
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NCATS' Pre-Clinical Programs Now Accepting Collaborative Proposals

NCATS is now accepting proposals on a rolling basis to collaborate with Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists. BrIDGs program scientists collaborate with researchers to advance candidate therapeutics for both common and rare diseases into clinical testing. Selected researchers partner with NCATS experts to generate pre-clinical data and clinical-grade material through government contracts to use in Investigational New Drug (IND) applications to regulatory agencies, such as the FDA. In general, BrIDGs staff provide synthesis, formulation, pharmacokinetic and toxicology expertise and resources to its collaborators.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Protocol Deviation-But That Was My Idea!
 
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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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Emory's Environmental Health & Safety Office┬┐s (EHSO) New Electronic Platform for Biosafety Protocols

EHSO is transitioning to an electronic management system for biosafety protocols. They invite the Clinical Coordinators and Managers to participate in a virtual demo of the tool (using GoToMeeting) and a refresher on how the Biosafety training and compliance needs to be done on Wednesday at noon.
 
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Do's & Don'ts for the New NIH Biosketch

 
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Community

 
 
 

First Look Health T.E.A.M. Program-Saturday

The First Look Health T.E.A.M. (Teaching Exposing and Mentoring) event is open to high school students. Students will be exposed to workshops concerning college prep, interview skills, health career exploration, health profession speaking panels, and interactive stations.
 
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Please Consider Participating in Hope Clinic Clinical Trials

The Hope Clinic is currently enrolling healthy patients for: Safety and PK of MBX-400 (cyclopropavir) in normal volunteers and Optimal human dose for GII.2 norovirus (snow mountain) challenge studies.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Molecular Engineering for Integrated Product Development-Monday

Presented by Blair Brettmann, PhD, University of Chicago in the Georgia Tech GTMI Atrium at 4:00 p.m.
 
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The Grady Liver Clinic: Screening, Linage to Care, & Treatment for Underserved Patients with Hepatitis C-Monday

The Geriatrics and Gerontology Research Seminar presented by Lesley Miller in Wesley Woods Health Center 5th Floor Conference Room at 4:30 p.m.
 
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2016 Suddath Symposium: Mechanobiology of the Cell-February 11-12

The distinguished speakers in this year's Suddath Symposium will describe exciting new conceptual and technological advances in mechanobiology.
 
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SBIR Circle Special Guest Speaker: CDC SBIR Program Manager-February 16

A must attendance for anyone interested in submitting an SBIR/STTR for a bio/life science/health/medical device/health IT technology. The SBIR Program Manager for the CDC, part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will be at the ATDC to discuss SBIR and STTR for the DHHS components (NIH, CDC, FDA).
 
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Thinking Outside the Sharps Box: Inventing Medical Devices to Improve Patient Care-February 16

Presented by Joseph Shultz, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite
 
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The Role of the Healthcare Professional: Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare & Health-February 17

The Inaugural Emory Urban Health Initiative Medicine and Society Lecture Series at noon Grady Trauma Education Auditorium at Grady Hospital. Presented by Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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Webinar: High-fidelity Measurement of Patients' Medication Adherence-A Missing Link in Precision Medicine-February 17

 
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Effects of Preconceptional Micronutrient Supplements on Maternal & Child Health Outcomes-February 18

Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD, professor, Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences 4:00 p.m. in Emory SOM 170A. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
 
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Webinar: Introduction to the Academic Researcher's Guide: Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process-February 19

UNC's Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative designed to help improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development of guides and webinars. This webinar will provide an introduction to the Academic Researcher┬┐s Guide, a resource for academic researchers and their project managers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the pre-and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research. The webinar will identify effective strategies for communicating during the pre-award stage of the grants management process with community partners, business office staff, and research administrators. The presenters will provide tips on what information to share with community partners in order to foster effective partnerships and avoid common pitfalls during the pre-award process.
 
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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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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Leader Dr. Melissa Kottke in the News

 
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Mentor Request: Pediatric Engineering Summer Training Program

The R25 summer program in Pediatric Engineering (PERSE) has had great success introducing engineering students to the exciting world of pediatric research, and vice versa. They are soliciting projects for this summer at Emory and Georgia Tech. There are no prerequisites other than the project should contain elements of pediatric research and engineering research.
 
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Emory IRB Membership Drive

Do you wish the IRB could review clinical studies more quickly? Are you frustrated when your study cannot be placed on an earlier meeting? Please consider volunteering to join the IRB.
 
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