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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

August 12, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 

CDC I-CATALYST: A Guided Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Program-Registration Deadline September 2

The CDC I-Catalyst program helps student, postdoc, investigator, clinician, and business mentor teams transform ideas into solutions using a structured and guided customer/stakeholder discovery process. The program combines in-class lectures with out-of-class learning and interactions with stakeholders. Teams will receive methodological coaching and guidance from VentureLab, ACTSI, and CDC instructors as they discover what it takes to build solutions ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award (RSA)-Due September 9

The overall objective is to enable young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents to develop independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research.
 
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National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Discovery Grants-Due October 12

The grant encourages the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and related comorbidities and fund researchers while they explore preliminary ideas and conduct proof-of-concept experiments.
 
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Limited Competition for the Continuation of Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions & Complications (EDIC) Study Clinical Research Center (Collaborative U01)-November 8

The purpose of this FOA is to continue to follow the EDIC cohort through a collaborative cooperative agreement. EDIC is an observational study that was launched at the completion of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) trial. The Clinical Centers will collect data in accordance with established study procedures and will submit all data and samples to the Biostatistics Research Center (RFA DK-16-509) and central laboratory and other core facilities as appropriate and as required by the protocol(s).
 
RFA-DK-16-508
 
 
 
 

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award-Due December 1

The purpose of this award is to provide supplementary funding during the pilot phase of basic, translational, or clinical research projects in autoimmune liver disease in preparation for future grant applications by the recipient. Projects should address focused research questions pertaining to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, management or outcome of autoimmune liver diseases in children and adults.
 
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American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2017 Clinical Research Awards-Due December 9

Awards of up to $50,000 for original research in clinical gastroenterology; will consider applications for pilot projects up to $15,000 within this award category. At least one of the investigators must be an ACG member or trainee member at the time of submission of the grant proposal.
 
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NIBIB Quantum Program: Technological Innovation to Solve a Major Medical or Public Health Challenge (U01)-Due January 26

The goal of the program is to achieve a profound (quantum) advance over present-day approaches to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of a major disease or national public health problem primarily through the development of biomedical engineering/biomedical imaging technologies.
 
PAR-15-031
 
 
 
 

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) (U24)-Due February 2

The ACTC will conduct clinical trials (Phase I to III) of promising pharmacological and non- pharmacological interventions for cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other age related dementias across the spectrum from pre-symptomatic to more severe stages of disease. The ACTC will provide a state-of-the-art clinical trial infrastructure to facilitate rapid development and implementation of protocols. The ACTC will also provide leadership to the field in innovative trial design methods, outcomes and analyses as well as recruitment strategies, particularly in diverse populations.
 
RFA-AG-17-005
 
 
 

Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Georgia Bio Innovation Summit Call for Poster Submissions-Due August 22

The 2016 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit will take place on September 28, at Cobb Galleria. The Executive Committee invites the submission of abstracts from Georgia-based scientists for this year's poster session. This opportunity is open to representatives from Georgia-based academia, research institutes, and industry alike, and we especially encourage students and post-doctoral fellows to participate.
 
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2017 Applied Statistical Independence in Biological Systems (ASIBS) Short Course-January 9-March 3

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Center for Biostatistics will offer the NIH/NIGMS-funded ASIBS Short Course. The goal of the course is to train junior faculty and fellows from academic medical centers across the nation to become proficient in biostatistical methodology and statistical computing. Participants will receive seven weeks of online, basic, and intermediate statistical theory instruction as well as five days of in-person, hands-on instruction in statistical computing. Apply by December 7.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week:

 
Data Interpretation & Management: Which Assay to Believe?
 
 
 
 

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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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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GCMI & T3 Labs Join Forces to Spur Medical Device Growth in Atlanta

 
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University of Georgia (UGA) Clinical & Translational Research Unit

The unit is located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, supports investigators to conduct clinical and translational studies that advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of human disease. ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Getting Georgia Covered: How Consumers & Assister Experiences can Increase Enrollment & Inform Policy-Tuesday

Please join Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) and the Georgia Health Action Network (G.H.A.N.) to talk about the intersection of advocacy and enrollment at the second annual enrollment summit. This is a free event and lunch will be provided.
 
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Discuss Family History & Genetic Counseling-August 25

Healthy Winship hosts a free lecture at noon with expert Christine Stanislaw.
 
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Be a Partner in Clinical Research Help Others, Help Yourself

Whether you are healthy or sick, young or old, male or female, you are probably eligible to participate in clinical research. Your participation may help to improve medical care.
 
Read more about volunteering for clinical research...
 
 
 

Events

 
 
 

Policy-based Data Management for Distributed Data Collections-Tuesday

The National Consortium for Data Science DataBytes Webinar Series is hosting this webinar with Reagan Moore, PhD, of the iRODS Consortium from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
 
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SBIR Contract Solicitation Pre-Proposal Webinar-August 24

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will hold an informational webinar to discuss the 2016 contract solicitation for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, including a new electronic contract proposal submission (eCPS) website. SBIR contract proposals are due October 21.
 
Registration
 
 
 
 

Research Up-Close & Personnel: Children & Research Webinar-August 25

A research implementation series sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine┬┐s RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) and featuring ACTSI's Beatrice Gee, MD, FAAP.
 
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Data Infrastructure for Materials & Advanced Manufacturing-August 25

Presented by the South Big Date Hub, an industry-academia workshop held at Georgia Tech from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
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AAMC's Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar-September 15-18

The meeting is designed for junior faculty and post docs who are underrepresented in medicine and provides participants with tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine.
 
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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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Medtech Women@SEMDA-October 27

This will be a half-day event starting at 1:00 pm and culminating with a networking reception in the early evening. More details coming soon. Medtech Women@SEMDA (Southeastern Medical Device Association) is a group dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women in the medtech industry. The group's founding Advisory Board represents an impressive group of women from industry, medicine, and academia that are passionate about supporting women at all levels in their careers.
 
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Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening & Lead Discovery-October 27

The workshop will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening (HTS) and lead discovery. An increasing number of researchers are actively developing assays for HTS. This workshop is designed to disseminate critical information about the implementation of robust assay methods and intended to benefit the entire drug discovery community.
 
Website & Registration
 
 
 
 

9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation: Mapping the Complexity & Dynamism of the Field-December 14-15

 
Learn more...
 
 
 

News

 
 
 

What is ACTSI & Translational Science?

Spotlight: Learn more about translational science and various ACTSI resources ...

 
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ACTSI Investigator Dr. Christian Larsen in the News

Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, ACTSI investigator, Dean, Emory University School of Medicine, Vice President for Health Center Integration, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Chair, Board of Directors, The Emory Clinic, and Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University Emory Daily Pulse | Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program finale August 3, 2016 #emorymedicine | Moving inter-professional education ...

 
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