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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

June 3, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Investigators Find that Arterial Stiffness may Predict Cognitive Decline in Healthy Adults

In a study published in the journal Hypertension, Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) investigators found that arterial stiffness (the hardening of the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to rest of the body), may be superior to blood pressure in predicting cognitive decline (the gradual loss of certain aspects of brain function including thought, reasoning, and memory). Previous reports on the association between ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NIAID-NIH: RFP Pre-Clinical Models of Infectious Diseases-Due July 13

The NIAID and NIH support research related to the basic understanding of microbiology and immunology leading to the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and medical diagnostics for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. The NIAID, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) has a requirement to provide and develop animal models in order to advance our understanding of infectious diseases as well as advance the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases.
 
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Impact of Aging in Human Cell Models of Alzheimer's Disease (R01)-Due September 28

The goal of this FOA is to establish the impact of aging on the expression and/or modulation of AD pathological processes and to assess age-related AD genotype-phenotype relationships in human cell models. Research incorporating different brain cell types to promote neural circuit maturation and complexity in such cell models is expected to better recapitulate and give greater insight into AD pathological processes.
 
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Systems Approach to Immunity & Inflammation (U19)-Due November 2

The purpose of this FOA is to develop a comprehensive understanding of innate and adaptive immune responses triggered by pathogens, adjuvants, or vaccines using a systems biology approach.
 
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Standardization of C-peptide & HbA1c Measurements Program (UC4)-Due November 22

This FOA invites applications for a Central Primary Reference Laboratory (CPRL) to provide support for the harmonization and standardization of laboratory measurements critical for clinical research in type 1 diabetes.
 
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Diabetes Research Centers (P30)-Due February 28

This FOA invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Call for Applications: Atlanta Best Program-Due Today

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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Inaugural Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education-Due June 17

The Beyond Flexner Conference, to be held September 19-21 in Miami, announces the nomination process.
 
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USA Bone & Joint Initiative: Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring & Career Development Program-Due July 15

The USBJI Research Committee offers a grant mentoring program and career development program consisting of workshops to provide early-career basic and clinical investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.
 
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Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)-Due August 16

This FOA provides opportunities for up to five consortia to develop and support global health research training programs.
 
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Request for Applications for the Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)

The CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program which provides predoctoral 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 the Laney Graduate School of Emory University are required to complete the certificate program. Emory faculty and postdocs may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: When the Author Can't Write English
 
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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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Revised Training Requirements for Investigators & Research Coordinators Conducting FDA-regulated Clinical Trials at Emory

Effective June 1, Emory will move online training modules from Emory's ELMS system to the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Good Clinical Practice environment, limit the mandatory training to those conducting FDA-regulated clinical trials at Emory to reduce the burden on those performing social and behavioral research, and extend continuing education to every three years to harmonize with the VA, Children's, and IRB.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Emory Child Study Center Seeks Volunteers

The Emory Child Study Center is currently seeking families with children from infancy through 17 years old to participate in child development research studies. You and your child are invited to participate in engaging and active research studies on child development at Emory University. At the Emory Child Study Center, we study language, learning, memory, and how children understand space and numbers. Most studies last between fifteen minutes and one hour. You can be with your child the entire time. Studies are designed to be like games for the children to make sure they enjoy their visits. Parking is free and convenient and children are thanked with a toy or gift card - current studies provide up to $35 for participation.
 
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Emory Saint Joseph's Hosts Run for Mercy 5K-June 12

The inaugural Run for Mercy 5K/1K is a family-friendly Peachtree Road Race qualifier, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The race benefits Mercy Care, a network of 15 clinics providing healthcare services to those living in homelessness and poverty. Proceeds will also be used for the purchase of medical equipment for the new Mercy Care Chamblee clinic. The run will kick off in the Perimeter Place Shopping Center, 100 Perimeter Center Place.
 
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National HIV Testing Day at the West End Mall-June 24

Free confidential testing in minutes from noon-6:00 p.m. at the West End Mall (850 Oak Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). For more info, contact David-Lee Mattison at 404-613-1460.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Ninth Annual Emory Quality Conference-Monday

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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GCMI Medtech Innovation Speaker Series: Raising Capital-Wednesday

 
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Breakfast, Morning Eating, & Obesity: Does When & How Much We Eat Matter?-Thursday

Megan A. McCrory, PhD, associate professor of nutrition, Georgia State University, 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's SOM 190P. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
 
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Chronic Disease Education Train-the-Trainer Sessions for Community Health Workers-June 13-15

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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Mikart Industry Tour-June 16

 
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Small Dinner Series with Mark Samuels of LumaMed-June 21

 
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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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Baxalta Industry Tour-July 13

Hosted by Georgia Bio. Baxalta is located in Covington, GA.
 
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Save the Date: Translational Science 2017-April 18-21

The conference will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Registration for TS17 is expected to open in December.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Sandra Dunbar in the News

 
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RFI from the NIH Common Fund: Characterizing & Understanding the Organization of Individual Cells within Human Tissues-Due June 22

 
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UGA-Emory Partnership Article: Two Presidents, One Goal

 
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