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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 6, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Investigators Contribute to Updated Sepsis Definition

Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) investigators Craig M. Coopersmith, MD and Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc were part of an international task force of experts convened by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine to revise the definitions of sepsis and septic shock. Advances in the understanding of how sepsis develops, how it is managed, and how different people respond to it prompted ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN)-Due May 17

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to develop and implement a Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN, with the goal of increasing the proportion of children and young adults ages birth to 21 years who fall within a healthy weight range by supporting states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding.
 
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Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research-Due June 9

In keeping with the foundation's mission, the goal of the program is to support translational research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
 
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NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)-June 12

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.
 
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NCATS Seeks Proposals for Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) Program-Due June 17

NCATS is seeking pre-proposals from NIH intramural researchers interested in collaboration opportunities with Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI). Pfizer's CTI pairs leading researchers with Pfizer resources to help scientists pursue scientific and medical advances through joint therapeutic development.
 
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The Gibbs Family Foundation Grants-Due June 17

The foundation seeks to expand its services to the community, in particular individuals at risk of contracting or developing rare diseases such as infectious diseases, certain cancers, and neurological conditions.
 
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AHA: Association-wide Established Investigator Award-Due July 26

This grant will support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and an established record of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase.
 
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Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)-LOI Due October 23

This FOA invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Register Now for Data Matters Short Course Series-June 20-24

For those interested in data science education courses
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® 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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William T. Grant Scholars Program-Due July 6

The program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. It encourages scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas.
 
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The Business of Regenerative Medicine: How to Build a Company-July 11-13

Join our powerhouse experts at the 2.5 day course at Harvard Business School. This course will focus on the critical issues associated with conceptualizing, developing, and building a company in the field of regenerative medicine. Delivered by scientific and industry leaders with a depth and breadth of expertise unrivaled in this area, this comprehensive and informative course will include lectures, case study analyses, panel discussions, networking, and more. The course is intended for business executives, investors, analysts, technology transfer and development personnel, senior and junior scientists, and managers in the government, non-profit and for-profit sectors.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: On 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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Emory Research Resources Video

Watch the Initiating Research at Emory video by Jeff Lennox, MD, associate dean for clinical research, Emory University School of Medicine ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

National Women's Health Week-May 8-14

It's never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! National Women's Health Week reminds you to take control of your health.
 
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Play Everywhere Challenge-Due May 31

KaBOOM! is excited to announce a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best replicable, scalable innovations in city redevelopment and design that help make play easy, available and fun for kids and families. The Challenge, developed in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Target, Playworld, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts, will reward applicants who provide community-driven solutions that integrate play into everyday life and unexpected places.
 
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Connect 4 Mental Health's 2016 Community Innovation Awards-Due July 22

Connect 4 Mental Health (C4MH) will issue four awards to U.S.-based community programs exhibiting innovative work in the four C4MH pillars ┬┐ early intervention, creative use of technology, continuity of care, and service integration. Winners will exemplify the mission of C4MH, implementing approaches that support individuals living with serious mental illness and their families, and that also may positively impact the communities in which they live.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Diet Quality & Healthy Aging: the Effects of Macronutrient Manipulation on Metabolic Health & Physical Function in Older Adults with Obesity-Thursday

Amy M. Goss, PhD, RD, postdoctoral fellow, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 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 178P.
 
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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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NSF Career Award Webinar-May 26

For talented young faculty from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
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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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Georgia Bio's Commercialization Series Bench to Business Workshop-June 3

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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Trans-Agency Blood Brain Interface Workshop 2016-June 7-8

NCATS will participate in a trans-agency workshop designed to bring together experts to examine key challenges and proposed recommendations associated with the interface between the circulatory system and the brain. There is no fee for registration, and the event will be videocast.
 
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Register: Molecules for Minions: Southeastern Pediatric Research Innovation Conference-June 21-22

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.
 
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2016 Southeastern Association of Shared Resources Conference-June 22-24

 
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Fifth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation-October 14-16

 
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Save the Date: Venture Atlanta-November 2-3

The can't miss venture conference in the southeast will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Nadine Kaslow in the News

 
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Videos: 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.
 
View Keynote Speaker Ken Moch's Presentation
 
 

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