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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 21, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Web Resource: Innovation & Translation Ecosystem

This new ACTSI webpage offers acceleration and incubation resources, entrepreneurship education, technology transfer offices, stories of success, and more. ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Charles Koch Foundation Grant Proposal

The foundation supports research that spurs social progress, well-being, and long-term prosperity. Open requests are available for a select number of issues.
 
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NINDS Program Project Grant (P01)-LOI Due May 25

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's (NINDS) program project grants support investigator-initiated research programs, consisting of three or more highly interdependent projects, in which a team of investigators works in a clearly defined area of mutual scientific interest.
 
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Administrative Supplements to CTSA Program Hubs to Develop Best Practices for sIRB Implementation-Due June 2

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program involves multi-site clinical research and may not be currently using a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB). FY2017 funds have been allocated to support approximately 10-11 administrative supplements (~300K/award) for infrastructure development at CTSA Program hub institutions expected to follow the "NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research." NCATS is therefore soliciting requests from CTSA Program hub institutions with current NIH-funded award(s) for one year of supplemental support to cover direct costs for the development of costing models, business processes, system changes, and efficient procedures and tools needed to facilitate sIRB review for multi-site research.
 
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SBIR Phase II Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, & Prognostics toward Commercialization (R44)-Due July 6

This FOA solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that seek additional funding to support the next stage of development for projects that were previously funded under SBIR or STTR Phase II awards from any federal agency. Projects proposed in response to this FOA must be applicable to one of the following areas: (1) cancer therapeutics; (2) cancer imaging technologies, interventional devices, and/or in vivo diagnostics; or (3) in vitro and ex vivo cancer diagnostics and prognostics.
 
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Integrative Computational Biology for Analysis of NHLBI TOPMed Data-Due July 6

The purpose of this FOA is to support integrated analysis of whole genome, large scale ¿omic¿ data generated by the NHLBI¿s Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program and associated phenotype and clinical data using systems approaches. Ultimately, these studies will advance our understanding of the molecular underpinnings of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disease.
 
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Small Business Innovation Research on Rare Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic, & Skin Diseases (SBIR) (R43)-Due July 10

This FOA solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose preclinical studies to advance the development of biomarkers or treatments for rare musculoskeletal, rheumatic. or skin diseases. Also eligible for potential funding through this initiative are studies of FDA-designated orphan products for musculoskeletal, rheumatic, or skin diseases.
 
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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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NCATS & Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity-Due May 1

This is an opportunity for an externship in clinical and translational sciences at Eli Lilly and Company for scholars, trainees, and investigators who are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The externship will support the training and education of participants in techniques and principles needed for translational research.
 
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Lasker/NIH Clinical Research Scholars-Due August 25

This is a competitive opportunity for early-stage physician-scientists to conduct independent clinical and translational research as tenure-track investigators at the NIH and in academia. It was established to create career research opportunities for physician-scientists (it also includes dental and nurse scientists) and is targeted to outstanding post-fellowship physicians and other clinicians with strong research interests and credentials.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: When an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study
 
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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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Spring 2017 Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo-Tuesday

At the expo, over 1,100 students from across several Engineering Schools at Georgia Tech will display their innovative Capstone Design projects. This is an incredible event to see what solutions graduating seniors have designed and built to solve real-world challenges. Several of these projects also have commercial potential.
 
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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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Pharmaceutical Development: From Drug Lead to Drug Product Short Course-June 5-16

Two-week intensive short course on Pharmaceutical Development offered at Georgia Tech this summer for doctoral students and postdocs working on pharmaceutical research at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Emory, and Mercer.
 
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3-day I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop-June 19-21

Travel grants available. During the Biotechnology International Conference (BIO 2017) in San Diego, CA. The workshop is open to early-career life science researchers from groups historically underrepresented in biotechnology research organizations. Assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates are eligible. The workshop is open to curious researchers and nascent academic entrepreneurs from universities nationwide.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Break the Cycle Conference: Environmental Health Disparities-Monday

Explore the role of resilience in promoting success for children vulnerable to harmful environmental circumstances. This dynamic conference will examine how exposure to adverse environmental factors can negatively impact child health, growth, and development and look at solutions to breaking this cycle. Attendance is free.
 
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Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) 13th Brain Health Forum for Men-Tuesday

Presentations will focus on men's health care in neurology, cardiology, urology, and psychology. ADRC will share information about risks assessments, disease prevention, and therapeutic advances for men of all ages at this free event.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Emory Core Week Begins Monday

Learn about the shared resources and services available to support your research during Emory Core Week, April 24-28. Interactive workshops and events include resources from UGA, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia State.
 
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The Internet of Things for Smart & Connected Cities & Campuses Workshop-Wednesday-Thursday

The South Big Data Hub hosts a free workshop at Georgia Tech on Challenges in Data Analytics and Decision-making from Distributed Sensors in order to collect practitioner input into the problems surrounding the use of data coming from distributed sensors in the context of smart cities and smart campuses.
 
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Collaborative Opportunities & Tools in Informatics Research-April 28

The session will address best practices, suitable collaborators, and specific areas of expertise in Atlanta-based institutions. A light lunch will be provided.
 
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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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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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mHealth Workshop-May 15-16

The South Big Data Hub, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Data Science, will convene a workshop at UNC-Chapel Hill to identify and prioritize research challenges in data science cyberinfrastructure to enable mobile health applications to address environmental health and related healthcare challenges in the southern U.S.
 
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Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care-June 9

By 2020 the digital universe will contain 44 trillion gigabytes of data. Pediatric researchers and clinicians need ascertainment methods, algorithms, and analytics to navigate this sea of data. Network, share findings, and learn how to use data to transform care delivery. The final agenda is available and the event is free.
 
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News

 
 
 

Connect with NCATS

 
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