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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 22, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Offers Pilot Grants

Did you know that ACTSI's Pilot Grants program has distributed over $10.4M to support novel biomedical discoveries? ...

 
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ACTSI Investigators Study Effects of Vitamin D Administration in Critically Ill Adults

A team of Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) investigators led by Jenny Han, MD, MS, a graduate of ACTSI’s Master of Science in Clinical Research program, Thomas Ziegler, MD, director of ACTSI’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) Clinical Research Site at Emory University Hospital, Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, director of the Vitamin D Research Laboratory at Emory University, and Greg Martin, MD, ACTSI co-PI and director ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Project Concepts (Strategic Research Agreements)-Due August 17

JDRF provides research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. The agreement is a partnership between investigator(s) and JDRF scientists to help address roadblocks and accelerate JDRFs mission through support of cutting-edge scientific investigation.
 
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Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (K12)-Due October 6

The program will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health, and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.
 
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NIDCD Research Career Enhancement Award for Established Investigators (K18)-Due October 7

The purpose of the K18 program is to enable established, proven investigators to augment or redirect their research programs through the acquisition of new research skills to answer questions relevant to the hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language sciences.
 
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Development of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center (U2C)-Due October 20

The Data Resource Center consists of a web-based Data Resource Portal, a Data Coordination Center, and Administrative and Outreach Core.
 
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Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01)-Due November 10

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to stimulate innovative collaborative research in the NCATS' Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium. It encourages X02 pre-applications for the CTSA Innovation Award Program.
 
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George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)-Due November 14

This FOA invites applications for the George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Centers to support both basic and clinical research on kidney disease. The goal of the O'Brien Kidney Research Center program is to make state-of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators who are pursuing studies in relevant topic areas.
 
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American Heart Association Partner with Amazon's Cloud-computing Division to fund Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Grants-Due January 31

Fourteen grants will be awarded over the next year to foster cross-disciplinary learning, enabling the scientific, mathematics, and technology communities to come together in support of precision cardiovascular medicine.
 
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Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Transition Award (K01)

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
 
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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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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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Microfabrication Short Course-August 29-September 1

This short course will cover essential micro-fabrication techniques including, photolithography, thin film deposition, etching, packaging, and characterization. Attendees will gain valuable experience by fabricating simple devices in one of the most advanced university cleanrooms in North America, the Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), a leader in the fields of Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. All are welcome to attend and registration is open to the general technical community in the Atlanta area and beyond for a nominal fee.
 
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Free Organic Cleanroom Equipment Training

The Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) offers four free trainings in an effort to help serve the local research and technical industry community. The IEN is comprised of labs and cleanrooms in several buildings on the Georgia Tech campus with a wide variety of biotechnology, processing and materials support along with the expertise of the IEN staff. Groundbreaking work carried out by IEN users encompasses critical areas such as biomedical sensors and devices, high speed telecommunications, energy production and storage, and the development of unique nano-materials for various applications. Contact: jie.xu@gtri.gatech.edu
 
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Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)-Due May 25, 2017

The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week:

Data Interpretation & Management: Praying Over the Experiment
 
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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 Budget for Engagement

How can research funding applicants be sure they have set aside adequate funds to support engagement activities? PCORI developed a resource on budgeting for engagement activities...
 
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Community

 
 
 

Voices of the NIH Community

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is proud to present the Voices of the NIH Community, a collection of stories from patients, loved ones, researchers, doctors and nurses, and other members of the NIH community recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national oral history project. Voices of the NIH Community captures the full range of experiences: from the joy of saving lives to the pain of losing a loved one. Participants of the project reflect on the stigma sometimes associated with disease and the deep bonds that can form between patients and their doctors and nurses. The narratives describe the experience of being part of a clinical trial as well as the impact of lesser known NIH-funded efforts. These stories touch on cancer, HIV/AIDS, stroke, autism, MS, and many other conditions.
 
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Save the Date: STELLAR Educational Symposium-October 8

An interactive conference for patients and providers to increase awareness of sickle cell and treatment opportunities. Registration opening soon!
 
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Events

 
 
 

Engaging Patients in Scientific Meetings-July 29

Are you interested in practices that have been proven to increase patient and caregiver engagement in scientific meetings and conferences? In this webinar members of the PCORI Engagement Awards staff as well as award recipients will provide ideas and strategies for effectively and meaningfully engaging patients and answer your questions.
 
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T3 Labs Industry Tour-September 8

 
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17th Healthcare Innovation Symposium: Redesigning Inter-Professional Education for Health Professions-October 20

This is the 3rd annual student-led symposium sponsored by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and ACTSI. The event will be held in the Emory University School of Medicine, Room 110. The symposium will feature student presenters from various health-related disciplines.
 
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18th Annual Health & Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA) SBIR/STTR Conference-November 15-17

The HHS SBIR/STTR Conference helps small businesses in the life science sector learn more about over $870 million dollars of annual HHS funding that is available to forge academic partnerships and build new businesses based on recently developed biotechnology.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Anita Corbett 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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Call for Nominations: Emory School of Medicine Appreciation Day-Due July 29

Emory School of Medicine is planning a special acknowledgement of faculty who are engaged in research and making a difference in their field.
 
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