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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 12, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD)

ACTSI-supported BERD provides comprehensive biostatistical and epidemiological support, clinical protocol reviews, and educational resources for early career researchers. ...

 
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ACTSI Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Graduate, Camille Vaughn, MD Named Emory Section Chief of Geriatrics/Gerontology

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Telemedicine to Improve HIV Care among Minority Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) in Urban Areas-Due May 30

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control is accepting grant applications for projects that will tailor an existing telemedicine program for racial and ethnic minority PLWH in urban areas with increased HIV burden, to improve service delivery and retention in care. The tailored telemedicine program will increase efficiency of care delivery and accessibility to care and case management services by reducing barriers associated with retention.
 
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WHSC Synergy Award-Due June 30

Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announces the third cycle of the WHSC Synergy Awards to support new collaborative projects between the schools, centers, and faculty of the WHSC. This announcement seeks proposals for novel research projects led by faculty of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center schools and centers. These awards are meant to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and potentiate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact. Applications are solicited from faculty of all disciplines at the schools of medicine, nursing, public health, Yerkes Primate Center, the Winship Cancer Institute and other units, from basic to clinical, and from all levels of academic rank. Collaborations across all WHSC entities are eligible for consideration.
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Research & Translation Center (P30)-Due July 20

CF Research and Translation Core Centers are designed to support both basic and clinical research on Cystic Fibrosis. The centers support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services; a Pilot and Feasibility program; and an Administrative Core with an enrichment program.
 
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Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R01)-Due August 7

This FOA solicits applications that propose to conduct time-sensitive mechanistic ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction with privately or publicly funded, ongoing interventional clinical trials. The ongoing parent project has to be an interventional clinical trial that can provide a cohort of well-characterized patients, infrastructure, data, and biological samples. R21 also available
 
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Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concept Papers for Early-Career Grants-LOS Due September 19

The fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.
 
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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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JDRF Requests Applications for FY18 Training Awards-Deadlines begin May 31

The awards range from $58,000 to $150,000 for Innovative, Training, and Career Development Grants. Awards for Strategic Research Agreements are "as approved." All applications must be relevant to JDRF's mission to prevent, cure, and improve quality of life for those with Type 1 diabetes.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: Praying Over the Experiment
 
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ACTSI Part of the SMART IRB Movement to Accelerate Multisite Clinical Studies

ACTSI partners, Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia, are practicing team science and are proud to be part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) Institutional Review Boards (IRB) authorization agreement to help speed the pace of research. Developing ...

 
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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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IRB Webinars: From Compensation in Research to Social Media & Recruitment

 
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Community

 
 
 

Free Health Screenings & Annual 5K Scrub Run & Community Health Festival in Johns Creek-May 20

Free health screenings will be available including: cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, and body mass index (BMI) calculations starting at 8:00 a.m. The run and walk will kick off at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. for children ages 10 and under. An Emory Healthcare surgeon who focuses on robotic surgery will provide an up-close look at the hospital's da Vinci® Surgical System, demonstrating how robotic surgery works. This family-friendly event will also include face painting for children, a bouncy house, free food, music, and access to dozens of community vendors.
 
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Buffett Family Foundation Pledged $90 Million to Aid Young Women of Color

The money will be deployed by the NoVo Foundation via three streams to fund: 1) community-based organizations¿ budget line items on continuing operations; 2) organizations and efforts in the southeastern U.S. in concert with a yet-undetermined regional partner. This money will also be used to form new organizations necessary to affect change and to fund individual efforts that may exist outside of established organizations; 3) broader concerns on a national level, including research organizations and policy change measures.
 
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Supporting Community-led Conservation & Recreation Projects-Due June 30

The National Park Service helps communities create close-to-home recreation opportunities and conserve natural resources. The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is accepting applications for help with a wide range of community-led projects.
 
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Breast Health Outreach Grants

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) provides grants to nonprofit organizations to conduct outreach, provide education on breast health and breast cancer screening, link medically underserved women to care providers and clinical screening services, and help navigate patients through any necessary follow-up care.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Statistics Friday-May 19

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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Small Dinner Series with Dr. Monica Figueiredo of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health-May 23

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) for dinner with Dr. Monica D. Figueiredo, Director, External Innovation & Lead Finding, R&D Pharma Discovery & Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. The ELN Small Group Dinner Series invites a life science industry professional to dinner. The invited guest explains his/her career path, trends in the industry, and best practices for career searches. The dinner series is a great chance to network with industry professionals in a small setting.
 
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Survival & Long-Term Outcomes of Infants Born at Periviable Gestational Ages-May 24

Presented by ACTSI scholar Ravi Patel, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in Egleston, Classroom 5-7 at 7:30 a.m.
 
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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Nature: NIH to limit the amount of grant money a scientist can receive

The NIH is creating a point system that will restrict the amount of funding an individual scientist can hold at any one time. The new system is part of an ongoing effort to make it easier for early and mid-career scientists to get grants.
 
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NEJM: Academic, Foundation, & Industry Collaboration in Finding New Therapies

 
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