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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

March 17, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Going Incognito: ACTSI Investigator Improves Transfusion Methods through Complement Transformation

Sean Stowell, MD, PhD, member of the Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies and assistant professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, is supported by ACTSI’s Pilot Grants program. In December 2014, he was given a one-year Immunoengineering Award of $50,000 for his work on “Immunoengineered Micro/Nanobeads to therapeutically fix complement and mask incompatible antigens prior ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Detecting Cognitive Impairment, including Dementia, in Primary Care & Other Everyday Clinical Settings for the General Public & in Health Disparities Populations (UG3/UH3)-Due May 9

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications that address the unmet need to detect cognitive impairment, including dementia, in large and diverse populations seen in primary care across the United States, including in health disparities populations, when a patient, relative, or care provider indicates concern.
 
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Translational Research in Pediatric & Obstetric Pharmacology & Therapeutics (R01)-LOI Due July 7

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.
 
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NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3)-Due July 25

The purpose of this award is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use. Eligible applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop molecules with the potential to treat SUDs and advance them in the drug development continuum. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to bring molecules closer to FDA approval.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTracĀ® 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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Request for Applications: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)-Due June 30

CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program that provides pre-doctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health. Sixteen credits of didactic training focused on translational research in Emory’s Laney Graduate School of Emory University are required to complete the certificate program. Emory faculty and postdocs may ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: The Right to Participate in Research
 
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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

 
 
 

Facebook Live: Kidney Disease Awareness-Wednesday

Join PCORI and the National Kidney Foundation for an hour-long interactive Facebook Live event. Bring your questions about how research can help those impacted by chronic kidney disease and how PCORI's work can make a difference.
 
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Heel to Heal Superhero 5K-April 22

Hosted by the Emory Physician Assistant program Class of 2018 at Lullwater Park Preserve to raise funds for the medically underserved.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Pre-diagnostic Circulating Vitamin D & Risk of Colorectal & Breast Cancer: Results from an International Consortium-Tuesday

Marjorie L. McCullough, ScD, RD, Strategic Director, American Cancer Society, 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, room 170A.
 
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Webinar: PCORnet 101-Tuesday

PCORnet is a large, highly representative national network of networks. It collects data that are routinely gathered in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, doctors' offices, and community clinics. Learn the basics about PCORnet and how to get involved in a Patient-Powered Research Network or Clinical Data Research Network.
 
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Consciousness & the Dying Brain-Tuesday

The Crawford W. Long Lecture and Celebration of Science presents George Mashour MD, PhD, University of Michigan School of Medicine at 5:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine 110.
 
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Webinar: Risk? What Risk? Conducting a Risk Assessment as Required by Meaningful Use Core Requirement #15 & the HIPAA Security Rule-Wednesday

Presented by Kelly M. Jolley, Esq., Jolley Law Group, LLC at noon.
 
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Statistics Friday-March 24

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for faculty, staff, and students providing 20-minute immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.
 
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Large Data Set Mining to Answer Research Questions-March 24

Come learn about using different clinical datasets in your research. Included in the discussion will be Children's Clinical Data Warehouse, Hadoop, and Medicaid data at Georgia Tech.
 
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How to Improve Detection & Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy-March 27

Presented by Machelle Pardue, PhD, Georgia Tech-Emory University BME at 11:00 a.m. in Georgia Tech's Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), Room 1005.
 
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Webinar: The State of Medtech Innovation in the Southeastern United States-March 28

J&J Innovation, MassDevice, and GCMI discuss the state of Southeastern medtech innovation. An open dialogue focused on where we are as a medical device community is necessary for growth. It is crucial to recognize pain points, celebrate wins, and identify new opportunities on a regular basis to foster growth in the Southeast medtech ecosystem.
 
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When I Grow Up: Lessons Learned in Developing an Academic Research Career-March 28

Presented by ACTSI investigator and scholar Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, at noon.
 
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Atlanta Society of Mentors (ASOM) Conflict Management Workshop-March 27 & April 3

This session will highlight the vital role of working through conflict and how it affects individual and organizational productivity. This event is open to both faculty and PhD students in STEM. The goal is to start conversations around managing and resolving conflict from PhD student and faculty perspectives. You must attend both session. Facilitated by Michael Sacks, PhD, vice provost, University Strategies, Office of the Provost and associate professor, Emory Goizueta Business School at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Symposium: Patient-centered Outcomes Research-April 13

Presented by Joe Selby, MD, MPH, executive director, PCORI at noon at Emory’s School of Medicine. Hosted by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and ACTSI. ...

 
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Agenda: Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality-April 27-28

Register Now! The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Forum will be held all-day on April 27 and half-day on April 28 at the Atlanta Technical College Dennard Conference Center. The forum will provide 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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PHOTOS-From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age

The half-day 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference explored the digital tools needed to facilitate a vision of personalized connected health and population health management. Co-hosted by ACTSI and Georgia Bio. ...

 
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Annual Regenerative Engineering Medicine (REM) Summit-May 19

This year's event Striving to Empower Each Partner (STEEP) is a critical way for REM to bring partners together from across Georgia to discuss current and future research in regenerative medicine.
 
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10th Annual Emory Quality Conference-June 1

To accommodate the schedules of clinicians, the format and time of the conference has changed this year. Poster presentations and workshops will occur from 1:00-4:00 p.m., with the main speakers presenting from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Poster submissions are due on May 1. Please save the date! Questions: emily.hulkower@emory.edu
 
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AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar-June 15-17

The seminar will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach while offering skill building and strategies for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will be delivered through a blended learning model, including virtual learning sessions, a 2.5-day in-person meeting, and post-seminar activities.
 
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Save the Date: Human Subject Protection & all that Regulatory Jazz-September 6-7

 
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News

 
 
 

A Rubric for Engaging Patients & Other Stakeholders as Partners in Research

A newly published article in Annals of Family Medicine provides an outline of how to engage patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders as partners in planning, conducting, and disseminating research. The hope is that the rubric will help shift the research paradigm from one in which patients are passive subjects to one in which researchers collaborate with patients and other stakeholders to better reflect the values, preferences, and outcomes that matter to the patient community.
 
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