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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 10, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

World-renowned Primatologist Lays Groundwork for Remedying Conflict & Medical Error in the Operating Room with ACTSI Pilot Grant

Frans de Waal, PhD, C.H., Candler Professor of Primate Behavior and Psychology at Emory University, and one of the world’s best-known primatologists, was recently awarded an ACTSI pilot grant for his work on “Mitigating Conflict and Error in the Operating Room.” The Operating Room (OR) is a social and hierarchically complex environment. This team of professionals is responsible for working interdependently under immense amounts ...

 
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Phlebotomy Training 101: Introduction to Venipuncture

The ACTSI-Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Emory Medical Laboratory announce a new course for Emory University and Healthcare employees. The two-day course will be held on August 18 and 25. Thereafter, students will be assigned to clinical areas for hands-on training and competency validation. Contact: Kateisha.dowdell@emoryhealthcare.org ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

amfAR Innovation Grants-Due Thursday

To fund biomedical research necessary to inform and design interventions to cure HIV, defined by the eradication of all pathogenic virus from the body, or bring about a state of remission whereby the virus is controlled in the absence of ART and the person is no longer infectious.
 
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Pediatric Research Alliance 2017 Pilots: Request for Applications-Due April 3

The Pediatric Research Alliance announces the availability of 2017 pediatric research pilot funding for the Pediatric Research Center Pilot Awards and the Pediatric Research Fusion Pilot Awards to stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research. Proposals should be aimed towards generating preliminary data for subsequent extramural grant applications.
 
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Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM): 2017 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards-Due March 16

The SECIM invites applications for the 2017 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards, which provide up to $50,000 per award in support of 12-month metabolomics projects. The purpose of the awards is to enhance metabolomics research by providing support for investigators new to the metabolomics field, the development of new teams and partnerships, and high-risk/high-impact research.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

K Award Tutorial Registration Now Open-Thursday & February 24

In anticipation of the June 2017 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals, Emory's Office of Postdoctoral Education is offering an NIH K Grant Writing Course.The series will address: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal.
 
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Emory T32DK108735 Research Training Program in Translational GI & Hepatology-Due February 24

The Translational GI/Hepatology research training program seeks to recruit and train highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows in Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The training program will emphasize working at the interface between basic biology and translational medicine to fill important gaps in knowledge and therapeutics.
 
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ACTSI KL2-Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-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). The ACTSI KL2 program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become ...

 
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Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research-Due March 7

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program was initiated to enable biomedical research as a digital research enterprise. The 10-day intensive boot camp (June 2-11) will focus on providing biomedical researchers inexperienced in biomedical big data science with entry level training in big data science. The course is open to faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students. The costs of tuition, room, and board are covered for accepted applicants.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture-Apply by April 25

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with ACTSI, is offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2017. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the ACTSI partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and UGA) are ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Data Torture
 
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ACTSI-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research on the Georgia Tech Campus

Statistics research group directed by ISyE/BME professor Brani Vidakovic, offers free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives. Every Thursday from 1:00-2:30 pm in Whitaker 2100, the group will provide assistance and statistical advice for external grant applications, model/methodology selection, and publication/PhD thesis work, as well as general data analysis coming from Georgia Tech research labs. The ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Help Emory Try to Improve Vaccines for Kids

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is conducting a research study to determine how the immune system responds to varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine. Two different age groups of healthy children are needed: Children 12-15 months of age who have not received VARIVAX previously and Children 4-6 years of age old who have received a single dose of VARIVAX at 12-15 months old. Children who participate in the study will have four-five appointments at Emory Children┬┐s Center and receive one dose of vaccine. Emory will compensate the parents of each participant $50 for clinic visits and $75 for vaccine visit.
 
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Cardiologist Online Web Chat-Tuesday

Emory Healthcare cardiologist Alexis Cutchins, MD will host a live web chat at noon to discuss heart disease among women. She will be available to answer questions regarding topics such as: challenges women face specific to heart disease, heart disease prevention, the importance of getting treatment right away and the research underway to combat heart disease in women.
 
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Webinar: Tips for Researchers & Community-Based Organizations-February 23

Listen as research teams from two PCORI-funded projects share their experiences in establishing partnerships. Researchers will talk about lessons they learned while engaging local organizations, and representatives from community-based organizations will offer advice on how to prepare for and participate in research.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Research Matters-Thursday

Sponsored by Emory's Office of Clinical Research at 11:30 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. This month's discussion features the ClinicalTrials.gov policy, GCP requirements, research data retention, and ACTSI Clinical Research Network services.
 
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Gut Microbiota, Low-Grade Inflammation, & Metabolic Syndrome-Thursday

Andrew T. Gewirtz, professor, Georgia State University, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences 4:00 p.m. in the Emory School of Medicine Building, Room 153A.
 
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Twitter Chat on Rare Diseases-February 21

Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million Americans. At 1:00 p.m. NIH will host a Twitter Chat featuring NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research Director Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc and many others. Join the conversation by following #NIHChat.
 
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Health Level Seven (HL7) FHIR Applications Roundtable-March 7-8

Hosted by Duke School of Medicine and Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The event will showcase working apps/tools done using FHIR.
 
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K-Club: The Evolution & Utility of a Functional Mentor Team-September 11

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. The discussion will be led by panelists Ravi Patel, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology; Cassandra Josephson, MD, Professor, School of Medicine, Pathology; Kirk Easley, MS, MApStat, Biostatistician, Rollins School of Public Health; and Patricia Denning, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology and moderated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, ...

 
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Special K-Club: From Failure to Success: A Practical Guide-Monday

An informal faculty panel discussion featuring senior faculty from across the university will talk about the grants they did not get, the book contract that fell through, challenges they ran into when writing and/or researching – and what they gained from those failures. Hear their stories and learn how they kept from getting discouraged. The session will be held in the Center for Ethics Commons, Room 102 w/remote viewing in Egleston, Classrooms ...

 
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Save the Date: Health Level Seven (HL7) Partners in Interoperability-March 21-22

Hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, this event attracts people from the clinical, payer, and biopharma space to meet and discuss current and future projects using FHIR.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Symposium XX: Health Services Research-October 26

Presented by Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth and hosted by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and ACTSI from noon-2:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine. ...

 
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Georgia Tech Computer Science Capstone Project Presentations-April 27

Dr. Mark Braunstein's CS 6340 students will present their Capstone Project presentations to industry mentors, advisors, friends, and family in the extended health IT community. The students worked with mentors from Emory, CDC, and Grady on projects aimed at providers and patients that take advantage of FHIR to access EHR and other clinical data. Some projects from last spring are moving toward actual use in patient care so this represents a unique opportunity to literally see the future of health informatics. Presentations and reception from 2:45-6:30 p.m. in the TSRB auditorium in Tech Square.
 
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Photos & Slides: Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Community Health Matters Forum provided participants with the tools necessary to develop and sustain successful and mutually beneficial community-university translational research partnerships to improve population health in metro Atlanta and beyond. ...

 
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Save the Date: 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference-May 10

The half-day conference will explore From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age and be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. Mark your calendars!
 
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Register Now & Submit Abstracts: 2017 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care-June 9

 
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News

 
 
 

AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Awards-Due April 7

These awards honor individuals who advance the educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
 
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Georgia Bio's Emerging Leader Network (ELN) Seeking Rising Leaders for Board

Georgia Bio is looking to expand the ELN Board to provide better events and programing. This is a great way to become personally acquainted with some of Georgia's biotechnology leaders! The Academic Liaison positions for both Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine are currently open along with other exciting roles.
 
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