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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 15, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Slides: 7th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference: Georgia as a Biotechnology Capital?

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 explored Georgia┬┐s biotechnology climate, venture capital innovation, and featured an expert panel highlighting commercialization training options throughout the state. Video and photos to come!
 
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ACTSI Support of EPIC through Gordon Endowment

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) would like to announce the continued support of the Emory Personalized Immunotherapy Center (EPIC) from the Samuel L. and Nancy W. Gordon Research Endowment. ACTSI began supporting the unique cellular therapy center in 2012. EPIC offers patients access to cutting-edge, innovative personalized cellular pharmaceuticals for treatment of human catastrophic illnesses arising from immune dysfunction ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Call for Investigator-Initiated Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOI Due Today

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with ACTSI, the Winship Cancer Institute, and Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce the tenth round of research seed grants in healthcare innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Two types of seed grants will be offered: Preliminary Study Grants and Complete Project Grants.
 
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AAMC-CDC Workforce Improvement Funding Opportunities-Due April 28

These workforce improvement projects (WIPs) focus on workforce development in various areas of public health practice. Current projects address tobacco control, academic/practice partnerships, and surveillance of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
 
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NSF Expeditions in Computing-Due May 2

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come.
 
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Generic Drug Substitution in Special Populations (U01)-Due June 3

The outcome of this study will help identify research needs, support FDA's regulatory science efforts to monitor and ensure successful generic substitution, and provide evidence to assure the public on generic drug safety and effectiveness.
 
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Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases (U19)-Due July 6

This FOA will establish multidisciplinary research centers focused on developing innovative in vitro human tissue models for basic and translational research on infectious diseases.
 
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Advances in Polycystic Kidney Disease (R01)

The purpose of this FOA is to increase investigator interest in basic and applied investigations of the etiology and pathogenesis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The ultimate aim is to facilitate PKD-related research studies, which will provide the basis for new therapeutic approaches.
 
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Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) (R01)-Due August 3

Encourages research applications in Non-vaccine Biomedical Prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high-risk/innovative research and development efforts to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.
 
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Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01)

This FOA seeks applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

DataStart: Student Internships with Industry-Apply by May 1

The Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart) provides graduate students from the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub the opportunity to work with data-related startup companies on data-intensive business challenges important to the company. The program is designed to facilitate academic-industrial connections and enhance the entrepreneurial culture in the South.
 
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PEPI: Connecting Early Career Faculty with Industry-Apply by May 1

The Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry (PEPI) supports early career faculty members and postdocs, from the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub. Summer exchange visits will be sponsored to data-related industry partners. The overarching goals of the program are to support early career faculty in developing industry relationships, increase the capacity of early career faculty to mentor and prepare students for the workforce, and create a diverse Big Data pipeline from university research through to real-world impact.
 
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AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar-Apply by May 2

Designed for associate professors who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
 
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Auburn Bioinformatics Bootcamp-June 6-10

Boost your research with a mini-sabbatical at Auburn University
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: Deciding First Authorship
 
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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

 
 
 

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Community Forum-Saturday

Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health invite you for great discussion about epilepsy in our community! This forum will include a presentation and panel discussions with a local neurologist, a volunteer from the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, people with epilepsy, and support persons. Local community partners will also be present to discuss resources and opportunities available in your area.
 
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American Psychiatric Association Community Knowledge Exchange: Hope for Our Children & Communities-May 14

The American Psychiatric Association in partnership with local community-academic-public stakeholder groups will discuss a topic of local importance for the purpose of raising awareness and invoking a call to action. This year's focus is on children's mental health and criminal justice issues.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Interfacing Engineering, Biology, & Medicine at the Micro & Nanoscale: from Lab-on-Chip to Building with Cells-Tuesday

Presented by Rashid Bashir, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Georgia Tech's Petit Institute, Room 1128 at 3:00 p.m.
 
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Trust but Verify: The Crisis in Biomedicine-Thursday

Future Tense, a partnership between the New America Foundation, Arizona State University, and the online magazine Slate, will host an event exploring the challenges related to reproducibility in biomedicine at 11:00 a.m. Viewable online for free.
 
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Strategies to Address Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children: A Double-edged Sword-Thursday

Parmi Suchdev, MD, MPH, associate professor, Pediatrics and Global Health, Emory will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in Emory SOM 130.
 
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Engineering the Artificial Pancreas-April 22

Hosted by Georgia Tech's Decision and Control Laboratory and presented by Frank Doyle, PhD, Harvard University, in Georgia Tech's MoSE Building, Room G011 at 2:00 p.m.
 
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SBIR Topical Circle: Basics of SBIR/STTR Letters of Support-April 25

When you submit a proposal, you must demonstrate you have the team of company employees and contractors to get the job done. You also must demonstrate you actually have market potential. Letters of support help demonstrate both of these. Come learn who should provide you with letters and what the letters should say.
 
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Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course-April 28-29

The course module is designed for researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories/organizations interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography, and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom with supporting lectures.
 
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Forge Salon: The Intersection of Digital Health & Medical Devices-May 3

While the tech startup scene is focused on information technology, data fueling the digital health revolution comes from sensors and devices. Forge will explore the rich opportunities at the intersection of hardware and software with a panel discussion featuring experts in medical devices and digital health.
 
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7th Annual Health Datapalooza 2016-May 8-11

A national conference focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes.
 
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ATDC's 2016 Startup Showcase-May 12

More than 800 technology leaders, investors, corporate partners, entrepreneurs, university researchers, and students will get a first-hand look at 50 of the most innovative and successful emerging technologies. The event, which features technology startups from across Georgia, celebrates ATDC's 36-year legacy of helping entrepreneurs launch successful startups in the state.
 
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Training Workshops on Qualitative Research

Registration is now open for four training workshops on qualitative research to be held in May at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
 
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The First Workshop of Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics (MCBDA 2016)-May 16-17

This workshop will cover the state-of-the-art research and development in big data analytics, especially for mission-critical applications.
 
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Southeast Regional Asthma Summit & Healthy Homes Environmental Exposures Symposium-May 17-18

Please join the Georgia Department of Public Health, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development┬┐s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Asthma Program in partnership with federal, state, and local partners, at the Southeast Regional Asthma Summit.
 
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National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Grant Writing & Institutional Planning Workshops-May 18-20

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Grant Writing & Institutional Planning Workshops-May 18-20

The Grant Writing Coaching Group at Morehouse School of Medicine kicks off on May 18. Applications for mentees and coaches-in-training are now being accepted. Postdocs and junior faculty developing an NIH or NIH-style research grant proposal and senior faculty wishing to apply as a coach-in-training should apply now.
 
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ACTSI & Emory School of Nursing: The Clinical Practice of Human Subjects Research Seminar-June 2-3

Fundamental concepts for clinical research professionals held in the Emory University Hospital Annex, room 240 and covering new topics such as IND/IDE application and a panel discussion on the Informed Consent Process. Register Now! ...

 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Walter Curran in the News

 
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