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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 8, 2016

In this edition:


Featured
Funding Opportunity
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Featured

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI-supported Team Wins Second Place in InVenture Prize Competition

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)-supported team of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) students placed second in the InVenture Prize Competition with their medical/health/therapy device called Wobble. The dynamic balance testing device can be used to assess concussion recovery in athletes, and in predicting risk of falls in older adults. Team Wobble, made up of Hailey Brown, a mechanical engineering major ...

 
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A Call for Research in Predictive Health: An Opportunity for Innovative Research and Collaboration with the Center for Health Discovery and Well Being (CHDWB)

The Predictive Health Institute and the ACTSI announce a call for research proposals using data and/or specimens from the longitudinal CHDWB cohort. The cohort includes approximately 750 healthy individuals who were enrolled as early as 2006 and have undergone annual assessments. Clinical and lab variables collected in the cohort and biological specimens (plasma, serum, urine, buffy coat) from each participant are available. ...

 
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Funding Opportunity

 
 
 

Announcing the 6th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition-Due July 27

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) seed grant competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, or academic researchers to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device. In addition to seed grant funding, APDC provides assistance to inventors in the areas of technical, clinical, trial design, biostatistics, business planning, marketing, regulatory, legal and intellectual property.
 
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Education & Health: New Frontiers (R21)

The goal of this FOA is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Course in Advanced Data Management in R

Advanced Data Management in R is being offered by the ACTSI education program to Emory faculty and postdocs. This fall semester course (Thursdays, from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m.) is in the Laney Graduate School. Emory faculty and postdocs may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship which would cover tuition for the course. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a basic statistics course covering at least linear regression (BIOS/MSCR ...

 
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Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) Program (R25)-Due September 1

The over-arching goal of this NIMHD R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. To accomplish this goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on courses for skills development and research experiences.
 
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NHLBI Research Career Development Programs in T4 Implementation Research (K12)-Due October 13

This FOA encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs that propose to support mentored research and career development experiences for scholars prepared to address the complex process of bridging research and practice in a variety of real-world settings with a focus on heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and conditions. The career development opportunity should lead to research independence in the area of late stage translation (T4) research.
 
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Fundamentals of Epidemiology Course: Fall 2016 Semester

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Research in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:50 p.m. from late August until early December. ...

 
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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: Conflict of Interest: When an Investigator Recruits Herself for a Study

 
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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

 
 
 

Women in Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study that helps to show whether a test or treatment works and is safe. There are many ways you can take part in a trial. Some trials ask you questions about treatments you already take. In other trials, you take a new drug. Some clinical trials use healthy people. Other trials use people who have a specific health problem.
 
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Exhibitors Needed: 2016 Girl Scout STEM Expo-October 22

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is hosting the 6th annual STEM Expo from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitors are welcome for this exciting K-12 hands-on event which expects to draw approximately 3,000+ people.
 
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases is Recruiting Healthy Children for Research

Emory is collecting blood from healthy children (0-18) years of age for basic science studies. Scientists working in the Emory Children's Center will use it to study how the immune system works, how infections develop, and how vaccines and medicines can prevent and treat illnesses. Participants will receive $25 per visit.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Webinar-Effective Teaching: From Practice to Principles-Tuesday

Presented by Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD and Diana Burgess, PhD; medical educators are invited to participate.
 
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Mouse Transgenic & Gene Targeting Core: MilliporeSigma Presents a CRISPR Seminar & Office Hours-Wednesday

This seminar will explore the dCas9-p300 CRISPR activator system which provides the capability to increase the transcriptional activity of a target gene and will examine CRISPR in synthetic format which may improve gene-editing efficiency and reduce off-targeting. Lastly, the CRISPR Core Partnership Program where all Emory researchers receive special pricing on CRISPR products, and enhanced technical support for their gene-editing projects will be explained. Office hours with MilliporeSigma┬┐s Chris Lemke, a Senior Scientific Liaison for translational research are also available.
 
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NCATS & BIO Webinar for Women in Biotech: Securing SBIR/STTR Funding Support for Women Entrepreneurs & Researchers in Biotech-Thursday

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) support biotechnology and healthcare small businesses owned by women and individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. There are a number of open funding opportunities available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to support emerging companies. Join NIH and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for a free webinar at 1:00 p.m., about programs and funding opportunities available to support small businesses.
 
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Nanotechnology Day-Thursday

A Georgia Tech-CDC-Emory-Morehouse School of Medicine co-sponsored event fosters interdisciplinary interactions, increase collaboration, and joint grant writing opportunities between researchers, physicians, and faculty members who work in the intersection of Biology and Nano-/Micro- technology. The event will showcase the Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology shared user lab resources and inform the researchers of the easy accessibility of the state-of-the-art core facilities. The free event will focus on novel vaccine development, immunological studies via microfluidic systems, infectious disease detection technologies using micro-sensors, bio-metrology studies for immune cell interactions, and pharmaceutical forensics.
 
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SAS/Grid: Background and Introduction-Thursday

Presented by Kevin Martin, MS, BS, VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Having a Patent does not Guarantee Protection: Legal Issues Involved in Commercializing your Invention-August 12

Join Georgia Bio for the third session in the Bench to Business: A Commercialization Workshop Series. This workshop is a practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies.
 
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A ROMP in the PARC: Research on Medical Practices-Public Attitudes for Research Consent-August 17

Presented by Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD, Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Professor and Chief, Division of Bioethics, Professor, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine at 7:30 a.m. in Egleston Classrooms 5-7.
 
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2016 Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Conference: What is Working Across the Nation?-September 9

The Research Participant Community Partnership Core of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is hosting the conference at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing this fall. Nationwide and local research professionals, various stakeholders, and study team members are encouraged to attend. This year's conference focuses on best practices and innovative strategies for research participant recruitment.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Elaine Walker in the News

 
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ACTSI Studio Consultations

ACTSI offers free Studio Consultations to clinical and translational research faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech. A Studio Consultation provides expert review in biostatistics, biomedical informatics, regulatory and ethical concerns, and protocol design. ...

 
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