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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

June 9, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 

With Support from ACTSI: Winship Genomics Core Acquires New Molecular Profiling System

 
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New ACTSI Clinical Research Network (CRN) Fee Schedule

ACTSI’s CRN recently updated its initial fee schedule with new rates beginning June 1, 2017. Since 1960, the NIH provided funding for direct support of clinical research at Emory University Hospital. With the inception of the ACTSI in 2007, support expanded to other locations within our partner institutions across Atlanta. Due to new NIH-imposed budget requirements, ACTSI is required to phase out direct support of clinical research. Be assured ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NIH Planning Grants for Clinical Trials of High Relevance to the NIGMS Mission-LOI Due July 7

It is expected that the grant will be used for multi-site, interventional trials with budgets that are anticipated to be greater than $500,000 direct costs per year. NIGMS supports the clinical fields of trauma, burn, and peri-operative injury; sepsis; and anesthesiology and peri-operative pain.
 
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NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)-Due September 3

The centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research within the NIAMS mission.
 
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NCATS: Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer 2017 Omnibus Solicitation-Due September 5

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health invites small business representatives to apply for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services┬┐ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 2017 Omnibus Grant Solicitation. Applicants to NCATS may address a range of focus areas relevant to any stage of translation, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation and dissemination.
 
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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Small Grant Awards (GCDTR-03)-September 5

Emory University, in partnership with the Georgia Tech and the Morehouse School of Medicine, recently received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to establish the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Georgia CDTR). This Request for Pilot and Feasibility Applications is a solicitation for pilot proposals that focus on Type II translation research in diabetes care and prevention.
 
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Socioeconomic Disparities in Health & Mortality at Older Ages (R01)-Due September 20

The purpose of this FOA is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the U.S.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)-LOI Due July 10

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will award National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible domestic institutions to enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training and ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available and committed to the generation, translation, and dissemination of new scientific evidence and analytical tools that will be used to improve health care delivery in the U.S.
 
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Now Accepting Applications: Training Institute in Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health

The National Cancer Institute, in coordination with additional National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research in health across all areas of health and health care. The institute will utilize a combination of an online course (six modules) between August 14-November 17, and an in-person training to be held on November 30-December 1, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).
 
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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: Research Misconduct at the High School Level
 
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Data Matters Short Course Series-August 7-11

Data Matters offers short courses on a wide range of data science topics of interest to working professionals, students, and faculty members. Anyone working to manage, share, analyze, and archive large or complicated data sets will find a course of interest to them.
 
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FTC: Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

UGA Joins Ranks of Commercialization Elite with NSF-designation as I-Corps Site

 
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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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Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge: An Initiative to Launch 100 Cancer Startups & Create Jobs

In partnership with MedImmune and funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) launched the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge (FCSC), a startup competition to create 100 startups around cancer technologies selected from over 30 federal laboratories, universities, and hospitals. Participants of our challenge will be immersed in a comprehensive accelerator program, providing them with exclusive webinars by leading professionals, mentorship from CEOs and investors, and the opportunity to launch a startup around technologies - cherry-picked by industry experts.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative-Due August 1

HHS Office of Minority Health announces the anticipated availability of funds for cooperative agreement grant awards for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. The program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment and recovery services, and reduce the health consequences of opioid abuse; reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among children and adolescents; and reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level.
 
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African American Autism Research Study

The Marcus Autism Center is looking for African American children with autism, ages 3-21, to participate in a study. African Americans are underrepresented in autism research and findings. The goal is to identify genetic risk factors in African American families with a history of autism and examine factors that contribute to late diagnosis and access to care. Participation involves one to two visits, provides compensation, and is at no cost to your family. A written evaluation report will be mailed to you at the conclusion of the study.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Medical Device Connectivity: HIPAA, FDA & IP Considerations-Wednesday

With increasing healthcare costs and the transition to value-based reimbursement, never has the need for connected medical devices been so great - and never have the pitfalls been so daunting. Join an overview of the regulatory and intellectual property landscape for this groundbreaking technology. Speakers will summarize developments in compliance and security issues, FDA guidelines for pre-market and post-market management of cybersecurity, as well as FDA rules regarding software for medical devices and software as a medical device (SaMD).
 
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Data Security Webinar-Thursday

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) webinar series hosted by Emory's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). This topic features Stephanie Gray and Alicia Turner from the University of Florida.
 
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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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Register Now-THINK BIG Symposium Series: Applying Collaborative Big Data Science for Predictive Health-August 10

Dr. Gary Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will serve as the plenary speaker. Other content during the full-day conference will include Demographics, Disparities, and Data in Cardiovascular Health; Predictive Health Data Science: Big Data Science for Longitudinal Health Monitoring; High Performance Clinical Informatics: Embedding Data Science within Healthcare Systems; ...

 
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Phlebotomy Training 101: Introduction to Venipuncture

The ACTSI-Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Emory Medical Laboratory announce a new course for Emory University and Healthcare employees. The two-day course will be held on August 18 and 25. Thereafter, students will be assigned to clinical areas for hands-on training and competency validation. Contact: Kateisha.dowdell@emoryhealthcare.org ...

 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Tracking & Evaluation Advisor Receives NASA Funding

Dorothy Carter, PhD, assistant professor, Industrial-Organizational Program, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, recently received one of seven national grants from NASA. This award will fund her research exploring the facilitation of unified systems of interdependent organizational networks (project FUSION). This work will help support astronaut health during the Mars mission. Congratulations!
 
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