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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 9, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI KL2 Program Featured in Journal of Investigative Medicine

The number of junior faculty scientists including physicians, PhD, and other doctoral-trained faculty performing clinical and translational research (CTR) has diminished in recent decades. Multiple obstacles to conduct CTR exist; these include fragmented institutional infrastructure...
 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results and Products in Real World Settings-LOI Due September 14

Through this limited PFA, PCORI seeks to fund projects designed to actively disseminate and implement the research results and products using approaches that are informed and guided by established dissemination and implementation models and frameworks, in the context of real world settings. Successful applications will propose context appropriate strategies that address how research results and products are packaged, transmitted, interpreted, and delivered to diverse patient and stakeholder groups.
 
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Call for Proposals for Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) Program-Due October 7

Pfizer's CTI program pairs leading researchers with Pfizer resources to help the scientists pursue scientific and medical advances through joint therapeutic development. Goals include identifying biologic compounds with activity in a pathway or target of interest to an NIH intramural researcher and to Pfizer and moving the compounds into the clinic to test them.
 
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Bench Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (UH2/UH3)-LOI Due October 14

This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications for support of pre-clinical studies to repurpose existing drugs or biologics (therapeutics) that have already been through at least a Phase l trial. The hypothesis for proposed studies must be developed using innovative processes to identify the therapeutic/indication pair.
 
RFA-TR-16-015
 
 
 
 

Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R61/R33)-LOI Due November 2

The goal of this FOA is to support pilot testing of natural products (i.e., botanicals, dietary supplements, and probiotics), which have a strong scientific premise to justify further clinical testing.
 
PAR-16-418
 
 
 
 

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities-LOI Due November 16

This FOA solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.
 
FRA-LM-17-002
 
 
 

Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Grant Writing 101-September 13

In this introductory session, Dr. Becky Kinkead will be covering everything you need to know about grants for postdocs: how to find grants to apply to, what's so special about a fellowship award, how to prepare and how to keep your biosketch up to date using SciENcv and more. This session is for new postdocs and those who did not attend any grants tutorials yet.
 
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Research Resources 101: BioRAFT: Emory's online system for submitting and maintaining your biosafety protocol-September 15

Learn about the services provided by Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO), with a focus on research safety, review the steps involved in a biosafety review process, and learn how to navigate through the new electronic platform for management of biosafety protocols in BioRAFT.
 
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Call for Abstract: 28th Curtis L. Parker Research Symposium-February 8

The Morehouse School of Medicine Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 beginning at 8:30am in the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) auditorium.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

 
Unnecessary Animal Use
 
 
 
 

Research Ethics Consultation

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 Becky at 404-831-1758.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Community Engagement Day 2016-September 17

This free, daylong event includes valuable health screenings, workshops, S.T.E.A.M. activities for families, games, healthy food shopping, live entertainment and more. By opening our doors to the community in which we work and serve we┬┐re continuing our ongoing effort to walk the walk of health equity.
 
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Seeking Volunteers: CTSA Social and Behavioral Best Practices E-Learning Course

The University of Michigan CTSA Program hub is seeking collaborators to assist with developing a plan to evaluate an e-learning course in good clinical practice (GCP) as it pertains to social and behavioral research.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Obesity, Diet, and Food Access: Inequalities and Intervention-September 13

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., presents his Health Equity Research Seminar Series.
 
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2016 Autism Research Symposium-September 22

The 2016 Autism Research Symposium and Poster Session/Reception, sponsored by the Atlanta Autism Consortium and the Emory Conte Center, will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Emory University Dobbs University Center (DUC), Winship Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. The symposium will provide the current state of autism research in various scientific areas in our Atlanta area.
 
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Save the Date: 3rd Annual HIP Student Symposium-October 20th

The symposium will feature student presenters from various health-related disciplines. The focus will be Redesigning Inter-Professional Education for Health Professions. Lunch will be provided.
 
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Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery-October 24-26

This one-day workshop will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening (HTS) and lead discovery. This was designed to disseminate critical information about the implementation of robust assay methods and intended to benefit the entire drug discovery community.
 
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Atlanta Startup Battle-October 27th

Atlanta Startup Battle is a $100k quarterly pitch competition designed to develop and progress an idea/company with the aid of expert mentors and real investor judges.
 
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Save the Date: Inaugural Workshop of the Integrative Cancer Imaging Research Program-October 28

This program will build on and synergize unique strengths inherent in Emory units and centers that foster multidisciplinary collaborations within and among the disciplines of imaging science, cancer biology, nanotechnology, biomarker development, computation, and clinical cancer research.
 
 
 
 

RDCRN Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases 2016-November 3

 
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Bench to Business, a commercialization workshop series-November 18

This workshop is a practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies.
 
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News

 
 
 

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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NCATS 2015 Annual Report

Check out NCATS' latest annual report, featuring research efforts and collaborations designed to advance translational science.
 
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