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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 23, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 

STELLAR Educational Symposium-October 8

The symposium will provide a technical forum for understanding long term and late effects for undergoing a bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease. This event will include for the first time a systematic effort to stimulate discussions and seek patient perspectives regarding the decision making process for pursuing a bone marrow transplant: The "experience", the aftermath, family normalcy post-transplant and decisional regret. There will also be a physician panel on recent findings and opportunity for poster display.
 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Small Business Innovation Program-Proposals Due October 21

The NIH and CDC invite small business concerns to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation.
 
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Data Integration and Analysis Tools: Accessible Resources for Integration and Analysis of Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate Data in the Context of Comparable Gene, Protein, and Lipid Data (U01)-LOI Due October 28

This FOA seeks applications for a community-driven project to develop computational and informatics tools for the manipulation, analysis, interpretation, and integration of glycoscience data.
 
RFA-RM-16-021
 
 
 
 

Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR) (P30)-LOI Due November 17

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS CCCRs within its mission. The CCCRs will provide avenues to advance the methodological sciences that support clinical research within and across the NIAMS' portfolio of diseases.
 
RFA-AR-17-002
 
 
 
 

Encouraging Appropriate Care Using Behavioral Economics through Electronic Health Records (R21/R33)-LOI Due December 30

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications proposing to apply behavioral economics principles to build interventions into electronic health records for the purpose of improving physician compliance with recommended treatment guidelines, thereby improving quality of care, health outcomes and reducing health disparities.
 
RFA-AG-17-013
 
 
 

Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)-October 24

The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to assist postdoctoral fellows' transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.
 
PAR-16-434
 
 
 
 

2017 Junior Faculty Development Grants-December 9

The American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Development Grant supports a junior faculty member at $100,000 per year for three years, for a total of $300,000. The primary goal of this career development award of $300,000 ($100,000 per year for each of three years) is to assist promising clinical researchers to develop research and careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

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 Ethical Dilemma of the Week

 
The Overly Nice Advisor
 
 
 

Community

 
 
 

17th Annual Morehouse College Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-October 1

Proceeds from this 3-mile walk will be donated to the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer & the Pink Frog Foundation, Inc.
 
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Optimizing Health Outcomes for Children with Asthma in Delaware: A Population Health Case Report

Health care providers and community-based partners are beginning to recognize the impact of multifaceted determinants that extend beyond the clinical setting. One health system is improving the integration of clinical care with community-based prevention for children with asthma, including Medicaid beneficiaries.
 
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MSM Blood Drive-September 27

The Red Cross Blood Drive at MSM is being hosted by the Student National Medical Association and American Medical Association student chapters at MSM.
 
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Events

 
 
 

CVRI Seminar Series: Pregnancy Complications as Predictors of Future Cardiometabolic Health in Women-September 27

Ellen Wells Seely, MD, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, lectures.
 
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Save the Date: 7th Annual James W. Reed, MD Lectureship-September 28

Keynote Speaker Dr. Perez-Stable is the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity (NIMHD) at the NIH. He was formerly Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
 
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HealthHacks-October 1-2

A medical hackathon is similar in structure to a traditional "hackathon," however the focus is on solving medical unmet needs through any means, whether it be programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes, its up to you! This will involve a 24 hour period of intense innovation and problem solving.
 
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Grant Writing Forum-October 3

Learn how to begin planning, developing and funding your projects and proposals at Emory and for external funders. Register by September 28.
 
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Statistics Friday-October 6

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for faculty, staff, and students. 20 minutes of immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.
 
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New Frontiers in 3-D Cell Culture-Based Screening Technologies-October 13

The inaugural New Frontiers Conference aims to establish an international forum in which to discuss integration of advanced 3D models throughout the drug discovery and development process, with an emphasis on translational approaches, challenges, and successes.
 
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National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting-October 17

What promising, new directions exist for reversing the dramatic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes over the past three decades? This year's annual meeting will discuss key drivers of diabetes and obesity, promising new approaches to treatment, and evidence of prevention at the population level. Free webcast is available.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Rachel Patzer in the News

A study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Emory University School of Medicine's Rachel Patzer found that just 28 percent of Georgia patients are referred to transplant facilities within the first year of dialysis treatment. The low number of referrals came even though a transplant is considered the best treatment for most patients with end-stage renal disease. Patzer, the director of Emory┬┐s Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program, is now trying to hold the area accountable for its low transplant rates.
 
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CTSA Program-Supported Research Uncovers Genetic Components of Healthy Aging

What sets apart healthy agers from their peers? CTSA Program-supported researchers from The Scripps Research Institute sequenced and compared the genomes of a representative group of adults to find out.
 
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