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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 20, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Investigators Find Association between Excess Adiposity and Lower Lung Function in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

In a recent study published in the journal, Nutrition, Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) investigators Jessica A. Alvarez, PhD, RD, Thomas R. Ziegler, MD, Erin C. Millson, MS, RDN, and Arlene A. Stecenko, MD, found that excess body fat was associated with lower lung function among adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).  Cystic fibrosis is a fatal inherited disease, which results in progressive declines in lung function and ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research

The purpose of the award is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or equivalent who are typically at the Associate Professor level or the equivalent for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows, and/or junior clinical faculty.
 
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WHSC Synergy Awards-Due June 30

Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announces the first cycle of the WHSC Synergy Awards to support new collaborative projects between the schools, centers, and faculty of the WHSC. This announcement seeks proposals for novel research projects led by faculty of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center schools and centers. These awards are meant to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and potentiate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact.
 
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Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Call: Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine Seed Grant Proposals-Due July 11

Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia under the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center (REM) announce the 2016-17 Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine seed grant program. This funding mechanism is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in regenerative medicine.
 
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Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Mallinckrodt Grants 2016-Due August 1

The mission of the foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding.
 
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NIH: Aging Research to Address Health Disparities-Due August 10

This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social, and behavioral studies.
 
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W. M. Keck Foundation Grant Programs-Due August 15

The Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two research areas-medical research and science and engineering research-that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.
 
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Centers of Research Translation (CORT) (P50)-Due October 11

Overall, a CORT research program could be carried out by a synergistic team of scientists who will address a highly significant translational research challenge in a single or a group of highly-related disease(s) or condition(s) within the mission of the NIAMS. The focus of research could be either 1) a disease-targeted translational theme addressed by synergistic Research Projects with optional Research Cores; or 2) a disease-related critical translational research question addressed through a single collaborative Research Project enabled by a number of highly interactive Research Cores whose work is integrated over time during the development and implementation of the Project.
 
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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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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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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

Authorship: Replacing a First Author on Second Submission
 
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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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How to Determine if Your Study Needs IRB Review

The Emory IRB recently hosted a webinar on how to determine whether your study needs IRB review (non-human subjects research determinations).
 
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Community

 
 
 

New Emory Research Study is Enrolling People with Depression

The Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program is currently seeking people with depression for a research study. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, in comparison to a placebo. If you are currently overweight and depressed, you may qualify for participation. All involvement is confidential and compensation may be provided for your time and travel if you qualify. The study duration is 12 weeks.
 
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10,000 Women Project: Free Cardiovascular Risk Screening-July 9

The 10,000 Women project, an initiative of the Emory Women's Heart Center, provides free cardiovascular risk screening events throughout our community at local churches, community centers, or events. With the increased incidence of hypertension in African American women, our initiative is focused on reaching this population. The next event will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Fulton County Juvenile Court (395 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30312).
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chronic Disease Education Train-the-Trainer Sessions for Community Health Workers-Monday-Wednesday

iADAPT 2.0 Project: Chronic Disease Education Train-the-Trainer Sessions for Community Health Workers, three-day classes accept up to 25 participants. Contact Dr. Pamela Daniels at 404-756-5714 or pdaniels@msm.edu for more information.
 
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Careers in Life Sciences Series: Clinical, Regulatory & Medical Affairs-Wednesday

The Georgia Bio Emerging Leaders Network and the Atlanta BEST Program have organized a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees.
 
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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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RTRN RCC Implementation Webinar Series: Good Clinical Practice-Thursday

RTRN RCC Implementation Webinar Series: Good Clinical Practice is the first in a three-part series. Webinars will be held every fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m., May through July.
 
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2016 Techniques Symposium-June 1

Two-day scientific training event for students, postdocs, and faculty. Hands-on workshops in lab techniques, software analysis, and scientific communications. Registration is now open.
 
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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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Ninth Annual Emory Quality Conference-June 6

The conference theme is Relieving Patient Suffering and Enhancing the Joy in Providing Care and feature presentations from Thomas Lee, Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey and professor at Harvard Medical School, and Christine Sinsky, Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association and internist at Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans in Iowa. Please contact emily.hulkower@emory.edu with questions.
 
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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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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Wendy Armstrong in the News

 
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Submissions Now Open for the New Journal of Clinical & Translational Science (JCTS)

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science is an international peer-reviewed journal that will publish papers capturing the spectrum of research from T1 (translation from research lab bench to bedside) through to T4 (translation to populations). JCTS aims to provide a forum for the rapid communication of relevant topics of interest to the large and diverse community of clinical and translational scientists. The ultimate goal of JCTS is to improve the efficiency with which research and new diagnostics, therapies, and preventive measures, informed by health needs, are able to reach the public.
 
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Helping Basic Scientists Engage with Community Partners to Enrich & Accelerate Translational Research

 
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