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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

October 28, 2016

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Education Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Healthcare Innovation Symposium XVIII - "Bringing Precision Medicine to Populations"

The 18th Healthcare Innovation Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 12:00-2:00 pm, in the Emory University School of Medicine Auditorium, Room 110. Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Balser is President & CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01)-LOI Due December 30

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), in support of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function.
 
RFA-MH-17-260
 
 
 
 

Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health (U01)-LOI Due January 21

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications on the use of implementation science strategies aimed at reducing the time between establishment of the evidence base of interventions/policies/practices and widespread uptake and adoption for dental/oral/craniofacial health.
 
RFA-DE-18-001
 
 
 

Education Opportunities

 
 
 

Pediatric Scientist Development Program (K12)-LOI Due November 28

This FOA invites applications for the pediatric scientist development program (PSDP). This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution. The program will be responsible for identifying pediatricians who have completed their clinical training and who have promising research potential, and for matching them with established mentors with strong records of research productivity.
 
RFA-HD-17-023
 
 
 
 

Rehabilitation Research Career Development Programs (K12)-LOI Due November 28

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications to coordinate the mentoring and career development of rehabilitation researchers in relevant clinical domains, which may include any one of the following: physiatrists, physical/occupational therapy and allied health professionals, clinicians involved in neurological rehabilitation, or bioengineers.
 
RFA-HD-17-021
 
 
 
 

Call for Applications: ACTSI KL2 Program-Due March 1

The goal of the ACTSI KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and University of Georgia (UGA).
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

 
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i2b2

Emory i2b2 lets you query Emory Healthcare electronic health record data for patient counts and aggregate information free of charge. It is operated and funded by Emory's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program in partnership with Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) and the Department of Biomedical Informatics..
 
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Community

 
 
 

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-October 29

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Atlanta Presented By Independent Insurance Agents For A Cure.
 
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The Great American Smokeout-November 17

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the data to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting - even for 1 day - smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
 
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Events

 
 
 

GT Neuro Seminar Series: "Hippocampal Codes in Spatial Memory and Alzheimer's Disease"-October 31st

Annabelle Singer, Ph.D., will address how hippocampal neural codes guide memory-based decisions and how they go awry in disease┬┐s that effect memory.
 
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IEN Vendor Presentation: Biomolecular Interaction Analytics Using Microscale Thermophoresis-November 3

This presentation gives an overview of the Microscale Thermophoresis (MST) technology, a powerful method to quantify biomolecular interactions.
 
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"Engineering Biomaterial Scaffolds with Dynamic & Tunable Properties"-November 3

Anseth is presently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Her research interests lie at the interface between biology and engineering where she designs new biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
 
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Amazon Web Services Immersion Day-November 4

This is an opportunity to learn more about what Amazon services might be available to support and automate research workloads on the Cloud and interact with AWS experts. Attendance is welcomed on a drop-in basis.
 
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Advancing Health Equity: Your Genes & Cancer-November 4

A new study has found the disparity between breast cancer death rates for black and white women in Atlanta is greater than in any other major U.S. city. Come learn more about advances in cancer research for the Atlanta Community.
 
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IEEE-NIH 2016 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies-November 9-11

The special topic conference, which is co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will focus on healthcare innovations and point-of-care technologies and their clinical translation to address challenges in global quality healthcare.
 
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CME CDE Holiday Open House-December 8

Emory University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education & Continuing Dental Education presents a Holiday Open House, an opportunity to tour the new office, learn about educational offerings, and learn how you can be assisted with accrediting and planning qualified education activities.
 
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Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo-December 6

Over 600 graduating seniors from across several disciplines of Engineering and Industrial Design will showcase their innovative projects designed and built during their Senior/Capstone Design course. Several projects have real commercialization potential.
 
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2017 CERP Forum-April 27-28

"Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities; From Research to Reality," held at the Dennard Conference Center, Atlanta Technical College.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Research Technologies

Learn More about ACTSI's Research Technologies program and the resulting biomedical innovations.
 
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