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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 19, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Trainee Joins Emory Faculty

Seema Kini, MD, MSc, a graduate of the dual-degree MD/MSc program in the Emory Laney Graduate School and a trainee in the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science institute (ACTSI) TL1 program’s inaugural cohort, recently joined the faculty of Emory Medical School as an assistant professor in Dermatology. Kini began the TL1: Medical Scientist Training program in 2009 and in spring of 2011 received her dual MD/MSc degrees from Emory University ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Assessing Human Placental Development & Function Using Existing Data (R01)-LOI Due March 6

This FOA is for the evaluation of human placental development and function across pregnancy through the application of assessment technologies to existing data. An R21 is also available.
 
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Hillman Foundation: Accepting Proposals for Innovations in Care Program-Due March 21

Seeking bold, creative, patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and enhance patient and family caregiver experience. The foundation is particularly interested in the areas of maternal and child health, care of the older adult, and chronic illness management. It will hold an informational webinar on February 24.
 
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T4 Translation Research Capacity Building Initiative in Low Income Countries (TREIN) (U24)-Due June 15

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications that propose to build in-country capacity through the creation of a trans-disciplinary investigative team to guide the conduct of late-stage translation phase 4 research (T4TR) in low income countries through skills development programming, needs assessment, and capacity building. Studies will be required to address chronic non-communicable heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders in low income countries.
 
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Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms & Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)-Due November 6

Long-term goals are to increase knowledge of the individual and group processes that inform thought and behaviors that reinforce health and optimal wellbeing to enhance overall human health, reduce illness and disability, and lengthen life.
 
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NIH: Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01, R21)

This FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R01) and Exploratory/Developmental Research grant (R21) applications from institutions proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing, and creating new, animal models for human disease conditions. The intent of this initiative is to facilitate the use of stem cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMDEP)-Due March 18

The next iteration of the program has opened, along with a formal call for proposals for new program sites. This year, SMDEP will launch an interprofessional pilot, expanding eligibility beyond medicine and dentistry.
 
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NIH Translational Science Training Program (TSTP) Boot Camp-March 31-April 1

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, is scheduled to speak on March 31. The TSTP is an exciting opportunity for NIH intramural postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to learn more about the bench-to-bedside process. The program is an innovative training opportunity that, in one course, intertwines interdisciplinary scientific content, understanding of the drug development process, professional skills development, clinical trial terminology and career exploration. Applications are due on February 26.
 
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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: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator
 
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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

 
 
 

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Vascular Study

The Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core (CIRC) at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking healthy volunteers for a one-visit study looking at the frequency, risk factors, and clinical associates of vascular function. Males and females ages 10 to 21 years old are eligible. The visit will include a blood pressure test, blood draw, and chocardiographic imaging exams and last three to four hours. All exams are for research purposes only and will be free of charge. Volunteers will be compensated for their time and travel. Contact (404) 785-0628
 
 
 
 

BIO Premieres New Ad Highlighting the Value of Biomedical Innovation

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) this week launched a new ad focused on the value of biomedical innovation, highlighting the most compelling benefits of biomedical research-giving patients time to live fuller lives.
 
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Offer Free Health Screenings at Ladies Night Out Event-Thursday

Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) has partnered with Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties to host its annual Ladies Night Out event from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the hospital's education center. Free health screenings will be offered to women including: glucose, bone density, blood pressure and body mass index. Physicians will also be available to offer casual consultations to women. Light refreshments and dessert will be served.
 
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Events

 
 
 

NIH Twitter Chat: Rare Diseases-Monday

NIH, NCATS, and other experts will host a Twitter chat on from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to answer questions and discuss the latest rare diseases research advancements. Join NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD (@NIHDirector), and NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD (@ncats_nih_gov), for the discussion, and use #NIHChat to participate in the conversation.
 
 
 
 

TI:GER Information Session-Tuesday

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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Georgia Company Showcase featuring Cartiva, Inc., Cocrystal Pharma, Inc., & Baxalta-Wednesday

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 year: what worked, what didn┬┐t, and what they are looking forward to in the future.
 
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Modeling in Medical Decision Analysis-Wednesday

Presented by Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD
 
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Focus on Health Equity and Action: Treatment of HCV-ALD Among VHA Vulnerable Populations-Thursday

Presented by Uchenna Uchendu, MD, Scott DuVall, PhD, and Lynch Julie, PhD, RN, MBA
 
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Webinar: AAMC's Research on Care Community Health Equity-February 29

Led by David M. Krol, MD, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The discussion will focus on four new leadership programs intended to build a culture of health and promote health equity by addressing disparities and combating the effects of racism and poverty.
 
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Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy's 9th Health Disparities Conference-February 29-March 2

Morehouse School of Medicine's Dr. David Satcher will be a featured speaker.
 
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Accelerating Innovation: Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Biotechnology & Health Care Webinar-March 2

Join NCATS and its NIH co-hosts NHLBI and NCI along with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at 1:00 p.m. for a webinar about programs and funding opportunities available to support women-owned small businesses and women in research and technology transfer organizations.
 
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Academic Health Centers & the Health of their Communities-Today

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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Hamilton E. Holmes 12th Annual Memorial Lecture Series-March 16

Celebrating a pioneer, physician, scholar, and first African American to graduate from Emory University School of Medicine, Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine 110.
 
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Forge Demo Day & Digital Health Showcase-March 22

Forge invites you to spend an afternoon in Atlanta's Tech Square to hear from the digital health startups transforming healthcare delivery as part of the inaugural Founders Forum. Hear the startups pitch to an audience of investors, CIOs, and industry partners, followed by an opportunity to meet the founders and network. Are you a digital health startup wishing to present at the poster session? Are you an accredited angel investor, venture partner, or represent a partner working with Forge or our startups?
 
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The Application of Nonhuman Primates to Problems in Pediatric Medicine-March 31

Hosted by the Wake Forest CTSA, the annual symposium is focused on the use of monkeys in translational research. Although registration is required, the symposium is free and lodging will be subsidized.
 
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Panel Topics 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. David Rye in the News

 
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SEMDA 2016 Conference: Emerging Technology Poster Event-May 18-19

Applications due on Monday.
 
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Calls for Submissions for a Special Issue of Translational Behavioral Medicine-Due April 1

Special issue: Community-engaged Research in Dissemination or Implementation.
 
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