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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 16, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Events
Community
Research Resources
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia Bio Innovation Summit-September 28

Since its beginning in 2001, the annual Georgia Bio Innovation Summit has grown into a must-attend event for Georgia’s bioscience and medical device community. The Summit provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy. It is the one time each year companies and ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain-LOI Due November 1

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that compare two or more alternative clinical strategies for reducing/eliminating opioid use while managing pain or strategies used to limit dose escalation.
 
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Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01)-LOI Due November 7

This initiative will support research to evaluate comprehensive service delivery approaches to engage and retain youth and young adults (age 12-25) from US health disparity populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade.
 
RFA-MD-16-003
 
 
 
 

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21)-Due January 16

This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men.
 
PA-16-432
 
 
 

Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Statistics Friday-September 22

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for faculty, staff, and students providing 20 minutes of immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Seed Grant Information Session-October 18

 
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A Call for Student-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOI Due November 1

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with ACTSI and Georgia State University is pleased to announce a student grant program in Healthcare Innovation. Grants will fund multi-disciplinary teams proposing innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the HIP. Two types of seed grants will be offered: Research Project Grants and Education Project Grants.
 
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Events

 
 
 

21st Annual HeLa Women's Health Symposium-September 23

The 21st Annual HeLa Women's Health Symposium titled "Precision Medicine & Health Equity: Immunotherapy in Cancer," focuses on immunotherapies which are one of the most important cancer research advances in decades, and this endeavor takes steps towards increasing personalized cancer care.
 
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Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition Monthly Seminar-September 29

Eric A. Ortlund, PhD (Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Emory SOM) will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled: "Intact Phospholipids as New Signaling Hormones," on Thursday, Sept 29 at 4pm in SOM 153A. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
 
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Winship Win the Fight 5K-October 1

Come race for a reason! Join in the fight against cancer by raising money for research at Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
 
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Cartiva Industry Tour-October 5

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network on our Industry Tour for an inside look of Cartiva, a premier medical device company specializing in osteoarthritis therapies.
 
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Fifth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation-October 14-16

This symposium is attended by roughly 200 international rehabilitation professionals, physicians, engineers and research scientists, and it is supported through an international consortium of 8 universities, inclusive of Emory University and, for the 2016 symposium, Georgia Tech University.
 
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Morehouse Research Core Day and Open House-October 19

The Morehouse School of Medicine┬┐s Research Centers In Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program will be hosting its annual MSM Research Core Day and Open House on October 19. This event provides a unique forum for researchers and students to network and present their research projects.
 
 
 
 

Primates 101: A Practicum for Using Monkeys in Research-November 10

The practicum comprises nine 20-minute presentations, each devoted to a separate topic related to the use of monkeys in translational research (see below). The presentations will use real-world examples to guide prospective investigators, laboratory personnel, and administrators through the complexities of primate studies; the material is especially designed for individuals at institutions lacking their own primate facilities. This practicum is being offered both as a webinar and in-person.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Recruiting: Scientific Quality Reviewers for the CTSA Consortium Scientific Review Committee (SRC) Pilot Study, a national study funded by NCATS

Scientific Quality Reviewers provide key data to assess the primary outcome of protocol quality. Participation is an opportunity for CTSA and senior faculty to demonstrate alignment with NCATS initiatives by collaborating in a consortium-level project, and for junior faculty to gain valuable service experience.
 
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Recruiting: Cardiometabolic Effects of Eplerenone in HIV Infection

People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at a high risk of getting visceral or deep belly fat. Visceral fat can cause health problems like heart or liver disease. Researchers want to see if a blood pressure drug can help by blocking a hormone in the body.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

 
A Letter of "Non-Recommendation"
 
 
 
 

Bio-Related Consultation

A statistics research group directed by ISyE/BME professor Brani Vidakovic is now offering free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives. During the academic year 2016/17, every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Petit Institute at Georgia Tech, the group will provide assistance and statistical advice for external grant applications, model/methodology selection, and publication/Ph.D. thesis work, as well as general data analysis coming from Georgia Tech research labs.
 
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News

 
 
 

Finding Compounds that Inhibit Zika

NCATS scientists have identified compounds that inhibit Zika virus replication and reduce its ability to kill brain cells. These findings could lead to novel therapies to help combat the Zika public health crisis.
 
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