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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 12, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI's Clinical Research Network Greatly Contributes to American Diabetes Association 2016 Standards of Medical Care: Diabetes Care in the Hospital

As published by The Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education in the January 2016 issue of Diabetes Care the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 Standards of Medical Care: Diabetes Care in the Hospital heavily follows hospital care recommendations researched and published by Emory physician scientists. Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (ACTSI) Clinical Research Network (CRN) supports clinical research sites ...

 
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Academic Health Centers & the Health of their Communities-March 11

The Healthcare Innovation Symposium XVI series, with hosts Emory-Georgia Tech Health Innovation Program and ACTSI presents Eugene Washington, MD, MPH, MSc, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University, President and CEO, Duke University Health System.
 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Limited Competition: Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC): Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System (OT2)

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications for SPARC Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System. These projects will develop new and/or enhance existing tools and technologies to be used to elucidate the neurobiology and neurophysiology underlying autonomic control of organs in health or disease, which will ultimately inform next generation neuromodulation therapies. A pre-application (RFA-RM-16-002) is required and due on March 11.
 
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Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R01)-Due August 9

This FOA solicits applications that propose to conduct time-sensitive mechanistic ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction with privately or publicly funded, ongoing interventional clinical trials. The ongoing "parent" project has to be an interventional clinical trial that can provide a cohort of well-characterized patients, infrastructure, data, and biological samples. An R21 is also available.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program-Due March 15

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program has opened its 2016 call for applications for four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
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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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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit: Replacing a First Author on a Second Submission
 
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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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New Policy for Conducting Research at the Grady Infectious Diseases (IDP) Clinic

The Grady IDP has established guidelines for clinical research conducted at IDP, enrolling IDP patients, or accessing medical records from IDP visits. This will require submitting an online form which request fairly straightforward information. Starting January 1, 2016, all new studies must receive approval by the IDP Research Steering Committee prior to Grady Research Oversight Committee (GROC) sign-off. All ongoing studies as of January 1, 2016, must also be submitted by April 1, 2016, but will not require committee approval to proceed.
 
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Community

 
 
 

The Emory Child Study Center Needs Your Held Learning How Children's Minds Develop as they Learn & Grow

You and your child are invited to participate in engaging and active research studies on child development at Emory University. The Emory Child Study Center studies language, learning, memory, and how children understand space and numbers. Most studies last between 15 minutes and one hour. You can be with your child the entire time. Studies are designed to be like games for the children to make sure they enjoy their visits. Children are thanked with a toy or gift card, current studies award up to $35 for participation.
 
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Emory Women's Heart Center 10,000 Women Screening Initiative

Through a new cardiovascular screening program called 10,000 Women, the Emory Women's Heart Center (EWHC) hopes to improve the heart health of African-American women in Metro Atlanta. Both screening participants and volunteers are needed to help. To host a screening or volunteer for an upcoming event, including ones at Lakewood Church of Hope, The Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church, and Worship and Deliverance Center in McDonough...
 
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Events

 
 
 

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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Funding Your Innovation Research & Tech Transfer through SBIR & STTR grants-March 2

Join the March Innovation Brown Bag Lunch Series workshop to learn about these two grant mechanisms, how to apply, and the basic elements of a successful application. Held at noon in Emory University Hospital, room E450.
 
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10th Annual Awards Celebration of Technology & Innovation-March 3

Please join Emory's OTT in celebrating the past year's achievements and honoring faculty inventors at 4:30 p.m. in the Emory Conference Center's Silver Bell Pavilion. This year's keynote speaker is Daniel H. White, President and CEO, Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
 
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Clinical Research Boot Camp 301-March 18

The boot camp series continues with a full-day workshop focused on statistics. This event will provide information on the basics of statistics and statistical resources at Emory, as well as hands-on exercises with the free and open-source R statistical software package. Deadline to register is February 26.
 
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21st Century Research: What You Need to Know About Vulnerable Populations, Emerging Designs, Technology, & More-April 6-7

The CITI Program is co-sponsoring an educational human subjects research conference in Miami with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and others. This conference would be of interest to investigators, clinical research coordinators, research administrators, and institutional officials as well as others involved in human subjects research. There are opportunities to exhibit and showcase CTSA projects as well as attend the conference and earn continuing education units.
 
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Full Agenda Released: 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 Investigator Dr. Anne Spaulding in the News

 
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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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