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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 29, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ethics Podcasts in Research: Reproducibility

The reproducibility of research findings is a crucial component of research practice for if findings cannot be reproduced, it might be an indication that they are not reliable. Science is a collective enterprise where researchers must be able to trust the integrity of each other’s work in order to advance their respective fields of inquiry.  In January 2014, Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ...

 
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Call for Capstone Design Project Ideas-Due August 15

Georgia Tech’s Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Course is accepting proposals for the fall 2016 semester. The course will dedicate a student team to solve a relevant healthcare issue that you have identified, or help develop your idea. Students work in teams to design, build, and test prototypes with real world applications. The Capstone Design courses provide students the opportunity to work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Obesity Society: Early Career Grant Challenge-Due August 26

The grant competition is offered by The Obesity Society to foster and stimulate new research ideas related to obesity.
 
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Pediatric Antimicrobial Resistance Pilots-Due September 1

Research proposals investigating topics related to antimicrobial resistance are being accepted with prioritization of topics related to: Hospital acquired infections due to IV lines/central lines (e.g. biofilm formation and surface coating to prevent spread of bacteria) and antibiotic prescribing in outpatient populations. Must propose research representing a new collaboration relevant to child health. Contact: barbara.kilbourne@choa.org
 
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Institutional Research & Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)-Due September 19

The purpose of the program is to develop a group of highly trained biomedical scientists to address the nation's biomedical workforce needs. The strategy is to promote effective partnerships between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program provides support for a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at an RII combined with an opportunity for these fellows to develop critical academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution.
 
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Innovative Grants-Due October 31

Proposals should address key outstanding questions and have the potential to lead to a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom and/or lead to a groundbreaking discovery. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal but the underlying premise, goal, or hypothesis must be plausible and testable and the proposal must be focused with a well-defined goal that is achievable within the timeframe of the award.
 
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Predictors & Determinants of Age-Related Changes in Resiliencies to Physical Stressors in Humans (UH2/UH3)-Due November 3

This FOA is a phased innovation initiative to enhance clinical tools to assess resiliencies and advance our understanding of age-related changes in resiliencies to physical stressors in humans. A phased innovation cooperative agreement mechanism involving an interdisciplinary research team will be used to support a single project on a limited number of important specific human physical resilience phenotypes.
 
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Promoting Organ & Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01)-Due December 5

This FOA intends to stimulate investigators to search for barriers to organ and tissue donation. This may include studying individual attitudes, beliefs and behaviors towards organ and tissue transplantation, as well as the need for organ transplantation, among diverse and underserved populations and rural communities. The grant will provide support for testing various hypotheses on the barriers, and facilitate development of programs in the diverse and underserved communities to enhance their understanding of the need, risks and benefits of organ and tissue donation.
 
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American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Clinical & Translational Research Awards-Due December 1

These are two-year awards of $150,000 ($75,000/year) intended to foster career development for individuals performing clinical and/or translational research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study.
 
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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 uni¬versity 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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation & Management: Let¿s Not Mention That in the Report
 
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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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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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Call for Discovery Phase Research Projects & Mentors

Emory faculty are you interested in mentoring a medical student or receiving assistance on a research project?
 
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Community

 
 
 

Family History & Genetic Counseling-August 9

Healthy Winship free lecture with expert Fabienne Estelle Ehivet
 
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Website Helps Older Adults Plan to Stay Home

PCORI-funded development and testing of PlanYourLifespan.org has shown effective in increasing older adults' planning, knowledge about support services, and communication about their preferences.
 
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Study about Causes of Postpartum Depression

If you have ever experienced symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD/PPP) (or think you might have), please consider completing this simple survey for a multinational study that is trying to pinpoint the causes of PPD/PPP. It does not matter whether you are a new mom or your children are grown. The questionnaire takes 15 minutes.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Statistics Friday at Morehouse School of Medicine-August 5

R-CENTER Study Design, Biostatistics, & Data Management (SDBDM) Core presents Statistics Fridays, a free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic from 10:00 a.m.-Noon for faculty, staff, and students providing 20 minutes immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.
 
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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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Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing & Modulation for Human Health & Performance-August 30

Presented by Omer Inan, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,Georgia Institute of Technology
 
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Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) & Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) Networking Event-September 14

SEMDA and the Global Center for Medical Innovation are partnering for two hours of networking, discussion with industry leaders, and a tour of GCMI.
 
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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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News

 
 
 

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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ACTSI Investigator Dr. Rafi Ahmed 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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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Fifth Annual BioArt Competition-Due August 30

Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as part of their research, but very few are ever seen outside the laboratory. FASEB is looking for visually compelling, high resolution submissions from federally-funded researchers and/or FASEB constituent society members.
 
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