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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 26, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Clinical Research Network (CRN) Infographic

The CRN provides a variety of resources including core lab service and bionutrition unit to support the research process. The program supports multiple sites across Georgia including Emory University, University of Georgia, Grady Health System, Morehouse School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

American Heart Association Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award-Due June 12

The award encourages young investigators to continue research careers in cardiovascular or circulatory physiology. This award has historically recognized physiological research and research in large-mammal studies, and encompasses functional studies in genetically engineered mice or mammals that are the recipients of cell or gene therapy.
 
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American Heart Association Louis N. & Arnold M. Katz Basic Research Prize-Due June 12

The prize encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science. This award historically has recognized research involving biochemical, cellular, molecular and genetic sciences, and now includes whole animal studies, especially those related to the creation of new genetic lines.
 
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Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)-Due July 7

The DURIP supports university research infrastructure essential to high-quality Navy relevant research. The research instrumentation that is necessary to carry out cutting-edge research.
 
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Strategic Research Agreements-Due August 1

JDRF's agreements provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. The Strategic Research Agreement is a partnership between Investigator(s) and JDRF Scientists to help address roadblocks and accelerate JDRF's mission through support of cutting-edge scientific investigation.
 
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Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy-Due October 1

The annual prize is geared towards researchers focused on basic or translational research that advances regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Entries can be made in the fields of regenerative medicine, cell therapy, gene therapy, immunotherapy as well as materials and tissue engineering.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

JDRF Career Development Award-Due June 28

JDRF fosters the development and productivity of the best and the brightest established independent researchers who will bridge the gap between the bench and bedside. The primary purpose of the Career Development Award is to attract qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers and to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas.
 
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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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Fundamentals of Epidemiology Course

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Research in Emory’s Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:50 p.m. from late August until early Dec ...

 
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Course in Advanced Data Management in R

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree program in Emory’s Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but Emory faculty and postdocs may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship which would cover tuition for the course. This is a semester-long course which meets on Thursdays, from 10:00-11:50 a.m. from late August ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: Would you do a post-doc with this guy?
 
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Emory Integrated Core Facilities Offering HTG Gene Expression Services

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition-Due July 31

This seed grant competition is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device. The proposal should be directed towards development of a commercializable product, not research of a scientific concept.
 
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NCATS SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities-Due September 5

NCATS has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities. SBIR and STTR funding supports small businesses working on the advancement and commercialization of translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in drug discovery and development; biomedical, clinical and health research informatics; clinical, dissemination and implementation research; and clinical trials.
 
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New Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) Offerings & Features

Lilly OIDD team is pleased to announce the expansion of the Open Innovation Drug Discovery program with the addition of two new offerings: Emerging Biology and Elanco Animal Health screening. Furthermore, the Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation will now be collaborating with Lilly to screen compounds against Tuberculosis (TB infected macrophages), Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease under the Neglected & Tropical Diseases (NTD) offering. Lastly, a new OIDD platform feature has been added allowing investigators to submit another class of molecular diversity: larger molecules.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Facebook Live & Twitter Q&A: Arthritis Awareness Month-Tuesday

Join PCORI and the Arthritis Foundation for an online conversation about the ways that patient-centered research can help people with arthritis. In a related guest blog post, two Arthritis Foundation members, a woman with rheumatoid arthritis and a mother of two children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, share their thoughts.
 
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Help Evaluate Vaccines that could Help Prevent Future Ebola Outbreaks

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working on a research study to see how effective and safe two new vaccines are against Ebola and Marburg viruses. They need healthy adults, 18 to 45 years of age, to take two to three vaccine doses over 13-19 months. Each clinic visit is compensated.
 
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Clinical Trial Opportunity for Diabetic Patients with Myocardial Infarction

MADIT-SICD is a clinical trial to determine if there is a survival benefit of an S-ICD in diabetic patients with a history of myocardial infarction.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Emory 10th Annual Quality Conference-Thursday

The theme is "Working as a Team To Improve Health," featuring presenters Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, chief scientific officer of The National Quality Forum, and Jody Hoffer Gittell, PhD, chief scientific officer for Relational Coordination Analytics and professor of management at the Heller School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
 
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Next Generation Strategies to Refine & Optimize Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Depression-June 6

The IEEE-EMBS Summer Meeting features Helen Mayberg, MD, professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology and the Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Imaging and Therapeutics, Emory University School of Medicine.
 
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The Business of Regenerative Medicine 2017 Workshop: Leadership, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship-July 17-19

CCRM and the Rotman School of Management are excited to co-host the workshop, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.
 
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Human Research Community Forum: Navigating a River of Change: Bringing Research Up to Par-July 18-19

Emory joins Augusta University and DHHS Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), to host the event in Augusta, GA and will feature interactive presentations by OHRP staff on a range of topics related to the DHHS regulations, including discussion of the revised Common Rule. The conference will include break-out sessions covering a variety of research topics such as central IRBs and related issues, genetics research, online consent, and reporting concerns.
 
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Workshop: Rapid Biomedical Knowledge Base Construction for Unstructured Data-July 19-20

Stanford┬┐s The Mobilize Center, an NIH Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, invites you to participate in the upcoming free workshop. You will learn how to use a tool called Snorkel to automatically extract information from data sources, such as the scientific literature and clinical notes, and get assistance in applying Snorkel to your own research.
 
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News

 
 
 

A New Career Path for Scientists

 
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New Chair Named for Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory University

 
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