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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 14, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KL2 Scholar Studies Novel Hematopoietic Stem Cell Approach to Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

Elizabeth Stenger, MD, MSc, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, received a K23 award for her work on improving haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in sickle cell disease using autologous mesenchymal stromal cells. Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders characterized by abnormal hemoglobin (hemoglobin S). Normally these cells are disc-shaped, giving it ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Awards-LOI Due Thursday

The newly restructured Tier A awards provide seed money to help individuals and groups who want to develop research capacity, create new partnerships, and build the infrastructure they need to conduct research.
 
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2017 BRCA 1,2 Research Collaborative Grants-LOI Due May 19

The Convergence Team Award supports research projects that leverage novel collaborations between biomedical scientists and other researchers that might be brought into the field to work together across disciplines to drive our understanding and treatment of BRCA 1,2 related cancers. The research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. Collaborations within and between research institutions is encouraged. Translational Award projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms.
 
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Foundation for Women's Wellness: Research Awards-Due June 20

The awards target early funding for small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge in cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women.
 
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National Institute on Aging: Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (P30)-Due July 20

The primary purpose of this FOA is to support centers that will enhance the diversity of the aging research workforce by mentoring promising scientists from under-represented groups for sustained careers in aging research in a selected area of scientific focus, and to develop infrastructure to promote advances in this area and increase the number of researchers focused on the health and well-being of minority elders.
 
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NIDDK: George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)-LOI Due October 1

The goal of the O'Brien Kidney Research Center program is to make state-of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators pursuing studies in relevant topic areas.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Request for Applications: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)

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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CFAR Adelante Program-Due May 25

Through the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Adelante Program, the CFARs strive to mentor and develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community. A long-term goal of the program is to decrease HIV-related health disparities in the Hispanic/Latino community.
 
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Applied Biostatistics & Bioinformatics in Cancer Research Course

Learn how and when to apply bioinformatics analysis workflows to turn cancer genomics data into clinically applicable knowledge from a biostatistics perspective. No pre-requisites: All RSPH & SOM students welcome!
 
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Research Fellowship & Career Development 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, 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 inflammatory bowel disease.
 
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GILEAD Research Scholars Programs-Due July 7

The Cardiovascular Disease Program supports innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of cardiovascular disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Program supports innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the fields of pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis and provide support for early research career development. The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program supports innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: Making it Harder to Say No
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age-May 10

The half-day 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference, From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age, will explore the digital tools needed to facilitate a vision of personalized connected health and population health management. The event provides a collaborative environment for university researchers and industry executives using a program which describes current models and innovative trends shaping ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Build It Yourself: Let's Play Video Contest Grant & Community Construction Grants-Due April 28

KaBOOM! and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have partnered to award five, $20,000 Let's Play Video Contest Grants to winners of the online Let's Play Video Contest. Playground $15,000 grants will be awarded to qualifying U.S.-based organizations for the purchase of new playground equipment that will be built using the KaBOOM! Community-build model.
 
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Bridging Health Equity Across Communities: Health Equity Call to Action Thunderclap-April 28

As part of National Minority Health Month, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will highlight partner initiatives in communities that address the social determinants of health and help our nation reduce health disparities. The call to action will begin at 1:00 p.m. Use #Bridge2Health to engage on Twitter.
 
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Join the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now-April 29

Join the Walk to End Lupus Now, hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America. Proceeds from the event are used to support lupus patients throughout Georgia by providing financial assistance and funding support groups, educational programs, and other efforts. The walk will be held in Piedmont Park at 11:00 a.m.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Emory Biomedical Research Awareness Day-Wednesday

Emory University/Yerkes National Primate Research Center partners with Americans for Medical Progress to host an interactive booth. There will be games, giveaways, and informative flyers and posters about the roles lab animals play in biomedical research. Come pledge your support for our animal heroes and receive free King of Pops from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., outside Whitehead Biomedical Research Building.
 
 
 
 
 

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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Health Analytics: Translating Global Data into Precision Medicine-Thursday

Please join the Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as they present Dr. Jon Duke, director, Center for Health Analytics and Informatics, Georgia Tech Research Institute and Georgia Tech College of Computing.
 
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Publishing: Getting Your Science Published & Noticed-Thursday

Dr. Milka Kostick, senior editor of Cell Chemical Biology and Structure, will provide information and advice applicable to scientists and researchers in all stages of their careers.
 
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NIH Webinar: Dissemination & Implementation Research-Challenges & Opportunities-Thursday

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is focused on understanding and accelerating the integration of research findings and research-based innovations into everyday practice settings to improve health. This webinar series features Dr. Maria Fernandez.
 
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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) Symposium-April 21

The inaugural event will highlight the projects awarded pilot and feasibility funding (GCDTR¿s R-03) and the expectations for future proposals. New/established junior investigators, transitioning investigators, and individuals interested in significantly growing the breadth of diabetes-translation research in Georgia are encouraged to attend.
 
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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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Nanobiomaterials Application in Healthcare-May 3

The spring 2017 NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Georgia Tech-Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology (GT-IEN). A box lunch is also included at no cost to the participants. The topic will be presented by Dr. James Dahlman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory University, Dr. Eilaf Egap, Professor of Chemistry, Emory University, Dr. Khalid Salaita, Professor of Chemistry at Emory University, and Dr. Johnna Temenoff, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory University.
 
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This is Health Equity: Leveraging Science to Advance Policy-May 4

The 2nd Annual Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center Health Policy Research Summit will be held at Morehouse School of Medicine. The center supports partnerships between communities, research institutions, and health organizations to conduct research and translate knowledge aimed at informing health policy and advancing health equity in the southeast U.S.
 
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