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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

March 31, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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ACTSI-supported Clinical Trial now FDA-approved to treat Muscular Dystrophy

ACTSI’s Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston plays host to Addison (Blue) Jones, a fourth-grader with duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common form of the disease among children and especially boys. From an early age, his family noticed his struggle with everyday activities. Two years ago, they found hope. Blue was selected for a clinical trial for Eteplirsen, a drug recently named by ...

 
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K-Club: Research Dissemination: Preprints, Data Repositories, & the Traditional Journal-October 9

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. The discussion will be led by Gary Miller, PhD, professor and Associate Dean for Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Emory University. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, classrooms 5-7. Sponsored by Emory Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Emory Medicine Bridge Funding Program-Due April 15 & December 15

To assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction, the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) has expanded its Bridge Funding Program and will be available to investigators based on merit, potential for renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds.
 
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NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation Grant (R01)-Due May 12

Encourages applications for implementation of investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven, non-high-risk clinical trials that are considered a high priority by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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National Research Mentoring Network Training Event-Due Monday

Need help improving your grant proposal? Want to teach others how to write successful proposals? Hoping to maximize your institution’s mentoring capacity? The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) encourages junior and mid career faculty, senior faculty/mentors, and institutional officials to participate in the 3rd Southeast Training Hub (SETH) on May 10-12, in Atlanta. This year’s SETH will feature the Mentoring Academy Institutional ...

 
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Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course-April 13-14

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech offers the course designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. The agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures. This short course is open to off-campus researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories/organizations.
 
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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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American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research & Education Visiting Scholars Program-Due May 1

This program is a one-year, part-time program that exposes participants to the fields of professional assessment and education, quality improvement, and regulatory policy while promoting research and scholarship related to board certification and maintenance of certification/continuing certification that are important to the ABMS Member Boards Community.
 
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Awards-Due July 1

Research Fellowship Awards are intended to support individuals in the postdoctoral phase of their career to develop skills related to basic and/or clinical investigation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or Crohn¿s disease and ulcerative colitis. Career Development Awards are mentored awards intended to facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of IBD.
 
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NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)-Due September 25

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. To accomplish this goal, the FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: Making it Harder to Say No
 
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New Website: Emory University Research Data

Find data analysis tips, data collection resources, data sharing repositories, and much more. The new comprehensive website was created to connect researchers with Research Data services and support across Emory.
 
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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.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health & Community Engagement Day-Spring into Health: A Day of Fun with MSM-April 8

Enjoy food, bounce houses, fitness tests, music, massages, and more! You could win a Fitbit, Atlanta City Pass, Walmart or Kroger gift cards, a Marta Card, or movie tickets. From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at John Hope Homes( 560 Larkin St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314).
 
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) Offers Free Driver Safety Tests for Seniors-April 29

The American Society on Aging, American Automobile Association, American Association of Retired Persons, and the American Occupational Therapy Association created the educational program called "CarFit." This community-based program assists older drivers to improve the "fit" of their vehicles for safety and comfort. The CarFit program promotes conversations among older adults and families about driving and safety and offers mobility options. Occupational therapists will teach drivers how to properly adjust their seats, steering wheel, and mirrors. Drivers will also learn good foot and head rest positioning and how they can reduce their risk for injury and accidents.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Longitudinal Pediatric Data Resource: Accelerating New Knowledge Discovery & Public Health Surveillance in Genetic Disorders Identified Through Newborn Screening-Wednesday

Presented by Amy Brower, PhD, National Coordinating Center (NCC), Newborn Screening Translational Research Network and American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, at noon at 2165 North Decatur Road, Lower Level Conference room.
 
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Statistics Friday-April 7

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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Atlanta BEST Career Lab: Consulting-April 11 & 13

BEST Career Labs are hands-on workshops that are intended to provide an experience that is in-between an informational interview and an internship. The goal is to simulate typical job tasks associated with different career paths, as well as provide current insights from a variety of practicing professionals in a variety of career paths.
 
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Treating Obesity Among the Medically Vulnerable, Digitally-April 13

Presented by Gary G. Bennett, PhD, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Global Health Medicine, Duke University at noon at Morehouse School of Medicine NCPC Boardroom.
 
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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 Georgia CTSA from noon-2:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine. ...

 
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Research Resources 101: Using ACTSI's i2b2 Tool to Query Electronic Healthcare Records for Patient Study Feasibility Data-Thursday

The capabilities of Emory i2b2 will be discussed including how to query the Emory Healthcare electronic health record data for patient counts and aggregate data for grants/IRB protocols and other ways i2b2 can accelerate the pre-research process. Held at noon in Emory School of Medicine, Room 170A. ...

 
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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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Post-Election Implications for Biotech/Life Science Industry & HR-April 28

UCB Inc. and Georgia Bio's HR Network hosts this lunch-and-learn panel discussion on a very timely topic. As the new administration rolls out its agenda, we will explore the policy implications impacting the bioscience industry.
 
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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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Save the Date: 2017 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit-October 24

 
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Drug Development Boot Camp® 2017-November 15-16

The Drug Development Boot Camp® was founded by Dr. Lorna Speid. She is a global regulatory affairs and drug development expert. After watching many of her clients make avoidable and expensive mistakes, she decided to help as many as she could avoid those mistakes. The Boot Camp uses accelerated learning techniques to train executives and people working at the cutting edge of new drug R&D, in drug development. The seventh Boot Camp will be held with Harvard University OTD at the Harvard Club.
 
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News

 
 
 

Opportunity to Collaborate with NIH Stem Cell Translation Lab

NIH Common Fund Regenerative Medicine Program¿s Stem Cell Translation Laboratory (SCTL) is seeking collaborators. As part of a collaborative network of scientists, the SCTL is leading multidisciplinary efforts for the scalable expansion, controlled differentiation and translational utilization of iPSCs. NIH intramural investigators, extramural investigators, and industry/for-profit organizations are eligible to collaborate with SCTL on projects to bring induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology closer to clinical application, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine.
 
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