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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 22, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Science Advance: Early Antibiotic Use for Preschool Children with Recurrent Wheezing

Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD, MSCR, APRN, is an Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) graduate, as well as site director for the ACTSI Pediatrics Clinical Research Unit at Egleston, associate professor of pediatrics, and director of the Asthma Clinical Research Program at Emory University School of Medicine. A certified pediatric nurse practitioner with a broad background in clinical and ...

 
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Georgia Bio's Commercialization Series Bench to Business Workshop-Starting Today

These are open at free to Georgia Bio core industry members, and students, staff and faculty of academic and research member institutions. A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies. Do you have an interesting life science technology that should become a product? Are you interested in learning how you can help make that happen? If so, then the Bench to Business Workshop Series, presented by the Georgia Bio Commercialization Committee and the Emerging Leaders Network, offers you a pragmatic, interactive, and fun experience to provide you with insight you need to commercialize your discovery or invention. Bench to Business is a series of seven workshops, led by select experts who guide you through the real-life challenges of commercializing your technology.
 
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Video: What are Clinical and Translational Science Awards?

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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Gordon Moore Foundation Grant for Patient Care & Life Sciences Research-Due May 1

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a grant cycle to enhance the conduct of scientific research as well as improve the experience and outcomes of patient care (clinical research and outcomes). The foundation anticipates investing $33.75 million to support a total of 50 Moore Investigators.
 
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Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24)-Due May 17

This FOA invites applications that will provide resources and infrastructure for the validation of tissue chips being developed as part of the NIH Tissue Chip Program or NIH Microphysiological Systems (MPS) Program. The MPS program supports a consortium of investigators developing accurate cellular and organ microsystems representative of human physiology for the evaluation of drug efficacy and toxicity.
 
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FDA: Evaluation of Aberrant Observations & Their Impact on Bioequivalence Assessment (U01)-Due June 3

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare different quantitative methods for their capability in defining aberrant observations in bioequivalence studies with different study design features. Study results will advance regulatory science by improving the detection and understanding of aberrant observations and may help generic companies to evaluate the quality and in vivo performance of their proposed products.
 
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Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual & Group Level Evidence (R21)

To improve health and reduce the burden of disease, scientific research needs to be implemented at the population level in addition to the biological and clinical levels. The purpose of this FOA is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes.
 
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FDA: Analgesic, Anesthetic, & Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, & Networks (ACTTION) (U01)-Due June 17

This award is intended to provide support for developing and maintaining an organizational infrastructure to support a broad-based public-private partnership under FDA's ACTTION Initiative. Specific projects under the ACTTION Initiative may also be funded.
 
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Strengthening Partnerships with State Legislatures to Promote the Safety of FDA Regulated Products & Advance Public Health (U18)-Due July 1

The goal of this cooperative agreement program is to promote the safety of FDA regulated products and advance public health through strengthened collaboration and partnerships with State legislatures.
 
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Human Islet Distribution Coordinating Center (UC4)-Due November 22

The Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) coordinating center provides critical services to the research community by enhancing access to human islets and by fostering improved standardization and quality of this important research resource.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

NIH-sponsored Atlanta Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program Info Sessions-Tuesday & Wednesday

Unsure about your career path after graduate school or your postdoc? Don't know how to prepare for and break into the professional world? This is a two-year program that exposes Emory and Georgia Tech biomedical sciences PhD students and postdocs to broad career options, hone their professional development and leadership skills, and builds a community of like-minded scientists. First year trainees are immersed in weekly programming. The second year is a part-time internship and independent exploration. Applications are due on June 1 for the 4th cohort which will begin September 2016.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTracĀ® TechVenture-Apply by April 25

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with ACTSI, is offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2017. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the ACTSI partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and UGA) are ...

 
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Georgia BioEd Newsletter

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: I Can't Say No
 
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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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NIH Simplifies its Grant & Funding Website

 
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Community

 
 
 

Unemployed Young Adults (18-25) Wanted for Research Study

This research study seeks to understand how young adults experience being out of work and looking for employment. To participate in this study you will answer a series of questions on an online survey that you can complete from any computer. The survey will take about 45 minutes to complete. Compensation will be provided. Contact: robin.mcgee@emory.edu
 
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March of Dimes March for Babies-April 30

Donate and/or participate in the 2016 March of Dimes March for Babies, which helps fight against infant mortality and premature births.
 
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Annual Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub Run & Community Health Festival-May 14

The race and festival starts at 8:00 a.m. and children 10 and under can participate in a 100-yard dash at 9:00 a.m. The hospital will offer free health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, and body mass index (BMI) calculations at the health festival. The event will also feature the hospital's da VinciĀ® Surgical System to show the public how robotic surgery works. Physicians will also be available to meet and greet community members.
 
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Airport Opens Room for Kids with Autism

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport joined forces with Delta Air Lines and autism advocacy group The Arc to create a multi-sensory room for passengers with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
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Events

 
 
 

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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Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Atlanta Chapter: Clinical Research & Resources-What Help is Available to Me?-April 30

From 10:00 a.m.-noon at Emory University Campus, 1599 Clifton Road NE, 1st Floor, Room 1.432. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: bstrong@emory.edu
 
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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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Creating an Ecosystem of Care for Infants & Toddlers at Risk for Neurodevelopmental Delays: Translating Evidence-based Practice into the Community with Implementation Science-May 18

Presented by Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, PsyD, associate professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and Director, Infant Toddler Clinical Research Operations/Infant Toddler Community Outreach Core, Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
 
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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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National Innovation Summit & National SBIR/STTR Conference-May 22-25

 
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Industry Tour: Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI)-May 24

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network on our Industry Tour for a closer look at the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a full-service product development organization.
 
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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. Ira Horowitz in the News

 
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Photos: 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 coming soon!
 
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