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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 13, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Start-up & Medical Device Created by KIDS Georgia Members Win Big

Jake Haygood, 14, and Hampton Woods, 15, were the Popular Vote Winner at the 2016 Pediatrics 2040, a conference that seeks to explore the future of pediatric medicine. The two teenage boys are board members for the Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) Georgia Chapter, supported by the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). Haygood & Woods Co. devised a plan for a radio-frequency identification (RFID) wrist ...

 
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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. Learn More | Contact: nberryman@msm.edu ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards-LOI Due June 1

These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of research initiatives. PCORI also provides support for meetings and conferences that align with the PCORI mission and strategic plan.
 
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NCATS Issues Funding Opportunity for Biomedical Data Translator Program-Due June 1

NCATS launched its Biomedical Data Translator program to accelerate biomedical translation for the research community. Through Translator, NCATS will integrate multiple types of existing data sources with the intention of revealing potential relationships across the spectrum of biomedical data types from signs and symptoms of disease to molecules and cellular pathways. NCATS currently is soliciting applications that address the architecture design needs and technical feasibility of the Translator.
 
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Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2)-Clinical Sites (U01)-August 5

The purpose of this FOA is to establish Clinical Sites that collectively encompass a broad spectrum of healthcare settings and serve ancestrally and socioeconomically diverse patients with a wide range of clinical conditions, to: 1) define, generate and analyze evidence regarding the clinical utility of genome sequencing; 2) research the critical interactions among patients, family members, health practitioners, and clinical laboratories that influence implementation of clinical genome sequencing; and 3) identify and address real-world barriers to integrating genomic, clinical, and healthcare utilization data within a healthcare system to build a shared evidence base for clinical decision-making.
 
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Benefits of Woman-Owned Business Certification: New NCATS SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities-Due September 7

In an effort to support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) encourages women entrepreneurs and researchers to consider Woman-Owned Business Certification (WOSB) certification as they apply for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
 
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NIH: Health Services Research on Minority Health & Health Disparities (R01/R21)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Call for Applications: Atlanta Best Program-Due June 1

This is a two-year program that exposes 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.
 
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Impact Health & Care-Master's Degree in Translational Research-Due June 1

Health innovation requires an understanding of translational pathways; scientific, clinical, and regulatory practices; and an agile creative mind focused on tangible benefits that improve the patient experience. The University of Toronto Translational Research Program (TRP) is designed for students and practitioners from diverse backgrounds who want to build on health science discoveries to address medical needs using patient-centric design, early stage ideation, prototyping and iterative evaluation. The TRP is a flexible two-year course-based Master's, culminating in a capstone project, that provides mentorship and support for trainees who want to have impact beyond impact factors.
 
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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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BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians & Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01)-Due August 1

The aim of the initiative is to support additional training of scientists who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent researchers as well as to work in a team environment to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools applicable to basic and clinical research. A K22 is also available.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: Read This But Don't Tell Anybody
 
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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

 
 
 

Video: Creating the Next-Health Care Technologies

Researchers in Georgia Tech's Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience are creating the next new technologies for more effective and efficient pediatric medicine, drug delivery, and more. The video features ACTSI-supported investigators and innovations.
 
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Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Propel physical education with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Schools and districts can apply now to receive resources to enhance implementation of the nation¿s youth fitness education and assessment program.
 
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Winship Pilots New Study for Women with Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer

A new clinical study by Emory's Winship Cancer Institute seeks to increase the number of women at hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer who are seen for genetic counseling services.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Winship Clinical Trials Expo-Monday

Learn all about clinical trials at Winship Cancer Institute at the 2nd annual Clinical Trials Expo in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (C5012). Participants will have two opportunities to attend from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. when breakfast will be served and 10:00-11:30 a.m.
 
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Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Translating Science into Clinical Care-Tuesday

ACTSI-supported research presented by Miriam Vos, MD, MSPH, associate professor of pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.
 
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Third Annual Advancing Health Care Quality Research at Emory University-Wednesday

Featuring keynote speaker Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE, professor of Medicine, Ursula Geller Professor for Research in Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine, Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University and sponsored by Emory Department of Medicine and ACTSI.
 
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Community Engagement Talk, Learn, & Collaborate (TLC)-Wednesday

Learn about the resources, plans, and systems designed to streamline approaches, responses, and tracking of community engagement across Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Webinar on Strategic Recruitment Planning-Thursday

Are you tired of recruitment being treated as an afterthought in clinical trial development? Would you like to learn how to design trials that people actually want to participate in? Do you want to know more about how to plan and conduct studies with minimal recruitment challenges and barriers? Please join CTTI for an informational webinar at noon to review Strategic Recruitment Planning Recommendations and Tools developed to help clinical trialists meet their patient recruitment goals.
 
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Spring 2016 NanoFANS Forum: Cancer Nanotechnology-May 25

The Spring 2016 NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum meeting will be held between 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Georgia Tech, Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology (GT-IEN). A box lunch is also included at no cost to the participants. Presented by Dr. Stanislav Emelianov, professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Dr. Baowei Fei, associate professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Emory School of Medicine, Dr. John McDonald, professor, School of Biology, Integrated Cancer Research Center, Georgia Tech), and Dr. Adegboyega (Yomi) Oyelere, associate professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Tech.
 
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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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Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility & Transparency of Preclinical Research Conference June 9-10

Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, FNLM, and Research!America, this conference will generate constructive and practical messages to benefit producers as well as users of biomedical research discoveries, highlighting positive strategies to achieve significant quality improvement in pre-clinical research studies.
 
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Save the Date: Georgia Bio Innovation Summit-September 28

The Value of Innovation, a conference to learn more about how today¿s breakthroughs are improving our quality of life.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. David Weiss in the News

 
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Rep. Tom Price Discusses Research Funding

 
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Video: 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.
 
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NIMHD Hiring a Scientific Director to Lead Division of Intramural Research-Apply by July 1

 
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