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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

June 2, 2017

In this edition:


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

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Former KL2 Scholar Awarded for Dedication to Interdisciplinary Research

Pamela Bhatti, PhD, associate professor of Bioengineering and Digital Signal Processing, Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award by Georgia Tech Provost Rafael Bras, ScD. Bhatti is an ACTSI-supported investigator and a 2011 KL2 Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholar. The award committee recognized Bhatti’s profound contributions to the field of cochlear-implant ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Whitehall Foundation Research Grants-LOI Due October 1

It is the foundation's policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology and emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
 
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Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design & Statistical Analysis Plans (U34)-Due October 19

The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for planning activities for late phase (phase II and beyond) single-site or multi-site investigator-initiated clinical trials that address critical clinical questions within the mission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and that require non-traditional clinical trial designs with the opportunity for statistical novelty and/or innovation. An X01 is also available.
 
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Center for Identification & Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54)-Due November 2

The purpose of this center is to: foster the study of individuals with rare/atypical forms of diabetes mellitus; identify and analyze phenotypic and genotypic defects that may provide insights into more common, heterogeneous forms of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the general population; and develop a community resource to advance research in this area through the collection and dissemination of data and samples for access by the broad research community.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Call for Nominations: Health Services Research Core Curriculum-Due June 20

The Emory School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development offers this development course focused on Health Services Research. Open to any Emory School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Rollins School of Public Health faculty and fellows with an interest in research or scholarship, but limited experience with health services research.
 
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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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Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences-Due October 23

The program is intended to support young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: Let's Not Mention That in the Report
 
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Opportunity to Participate in NIH TACT2 Trial

NCCIH/NHLBI/NIDDK/NIEHS are funding the Trial to Access Chelation Therapy 2 (TACT2) to test the effects of chelation and high doses of vitamins (Vitamins C, E and thiamine) on cardiovascular events and complications in diabetic patients. Recruitment of new sites and ancillary studies is underway. Ancillary studies within the mission of NIDDK could be funded through PAR-16-034 Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Research Studies to Advance Areas of Scientific Interest within the Mission of the NIDDK.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT & Emergency Response (R43/R44)-Due July 28

This FOA encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to further the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers; skilled support personnel; emergency responders in biosafety response, infectious disease training and cleanup; emergency responders in disasters and resiliency training; and for ATT tools to assist in research into the acute and long-term health effects of environmental disasters.
 
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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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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

 
 
 

Paid Online Research Study for Kids ages 9-12 & their Families

Assist WPS (http://www.wpspublish.com/) in developing a measure to assess high-risk and protective factors in children. The online rating form takes 15-20 minutes to complete and a $15 Amazon gift card is offered as compensation through WPS for each completed form.
 
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Help Improve Vaccines for Kids!

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working on a research study to check how effective and safe a new investigational vaccine is against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Healthy children 6 months to 24 months of age who have not already had an illness caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) may be able to join. Children who participate in the study will have 11 appointments at Emory Children's Center. Children will receive one dose of vaccine or one dose of placebo given as nose drops. Each appointment is compensated.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Next Generation Strategies to Refine & Optimize Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Depression-Tuesday

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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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 event is free.
 
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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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Novel Approaches to Clinical Trials Recruitment: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Buffalo Creative Scientist Workshop-August 30

The webinar will highlight key elements and products of the March 2017 workshop, which brought together 50+ clinical investigators, engagement specialists, and others from seven CTSA hubs, as well as industry and NIH. The facilitated workshop took a deliberate creativity approach, interleaving keynote talks (advancing the state-of-the-science, the role of basic behavioral science, and opportunities in the TIN and RIC), brief perspectives and approaches (e.g., a tele-consent approach available to the CTSA network; ResearchMatch as a testbed), and iterative rounds of table discussions and group feedback to foster advances in recruitment and recruitment science.
 
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Save the Date: 8th Annual Southern Translational Education & Research (STaR) Meeting-September 21-22

To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at "the bench" with basic research, in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level and then progress to the clinical level, or the patient's bedside. The conference will include state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science as well as opportunities for attendees to showcase their research and network with peers to develop regional collaborations. The two keynote speakers are Steve Stice (UGA) and David Hess (MCG). They will present some of their current research and highlight private company partnerships that they have developed/used to fund their research. All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for presentation. Excellence in clinical and translational science will be recognized during the meeting through abstract awards.
 
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News

 
 
 

Call for Nominations: Emory School of Medicine Mentoring Award-Due June 16

The Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 SOM Mentoring Award. This award recognizes School of Medicine faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring in the domains of education, service, and/or research to trainees or early career faculty during the past year.
 
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