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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

June 16, 2017

In this edition:


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

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ACTSI & the Southeastern Shared Health Research Informatics Network

As part of the Southeastern Shared Health Research Informatics Network (SHRINE), ACTSI is collaborating with Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Hubs including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky, and Medical University of South Carolina, to federate available data at each institution for assessment of clinical trial feasibility, participant recruitment, and comparative effectiveness ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine Seed Grant Proposals-Due July 10

This funding mechanism is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in regenerative medicine among Georgia Tech, Emory, and UGA investigators. The seed grant team must have a minimum of two investigators and must have an equal partnership of faculty from two of the participating institutions with budgets split between the universities as equally as possible. This funding mechanism may support collaborative projects at earlier stages of development in the high risk, high yield category or projects with a high potential for clinical or industry translation.
 
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Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) Applied Research Award-LOI Due July 12

The FY17 PRORP challenges the scientific community to address the most significant gaps in care for the leading burden of injury and loss of fitness for military duty by funding innovative, high-impact, clinically relevant research to advance optimal treatment and rehabilitation from neuromusculoskeletal injuries (excluding spinal cord injuries) sustained during combat or combat-related activities.
 
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Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award-LOI Due July 13

The award is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the vast and varied congressionally directed FY17 PRMRP Topic Areas. A Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is also available.
 
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AACR Issues RFP for AACR-Bayer Innovation & Discovery Grants-Due July 13

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting applications designed to provide new treatment options for cancers with high unmet medical need, encourage innovation and translation of ideas from basic research into novel drugs, and foster collaborations between excellent academic groups and the pharmaceutical industry.
 
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Growing Gene & Cell Therapy (GGACT)-LOI Due July 14

The GGACT cooperative, a collaboration between Boston Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of California Los Angeles, was established to support investigators in rapidly translating complex gene and cell therapies to early phase, investigator-initiated clinical trials by providing expertise in protocol development and implementation, trial and data management, and regulatory affairs, as well as utilizing established infrastructure for preclinical models of disease and testing, process development, and GMP vector production and cellular manufacturing. Eligible applicants must be faculty at a CTSA institution that has an established pediatric stem cell transplant program.
 
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award-LOI Due July 19

The DMDRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) supports translational research that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in Duchenne research into clinical applications. Career Development Award also available.
 
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Neurofibromatosis (NF) Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award-LOI Due July 26

The vision is to decrease the clinical impact of NF. Toward this end, the NFRP seeks to support innovative, high-impact research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in NF research; sponsor multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations that will bring new perspectives to the field; promote translational and clinical studies to move promising ideas from bench to bedside; and develop a balanced portfolio of meritorious research related to all aspects of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. New Investigator Award also available.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Responsible Conduct of Research Ethics Course-Register by June 26

The Emory School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Education offers the course designed specifically for Postdocs and Medical Research Fellows. The course has both an online component and four required classroom sessions for the eight topics covered.
 
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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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Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12)-LOI Due September 30

This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution.
 
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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: Who Gets the Credit?
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Finding Partners to Enhance Your SBIR/STTR Proposal-July 18

While the majority of SBIR/STTR awards go to startups with fewer than 10 employees, it doesn't mean you have to do all the work yourself. The smaller you are, the fewer capabilities you have in-house; you must rely on outside partners to enhance your competencies to be successful.
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

Rural Health & Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grants Program-Due June 30

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting grant applications for the RHSE program. Proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach.
 
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Join the #0to60 Challenge

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) recently launched the #0to60 Challenge! For the next 60 days, rise to the challenge by committing to be active your way. You can increase your daily physical activity or make delicious and nutritious meals. This #0to60 Challenge is for everyone ¿ fitness beginners, weekend warriors, athletes, kids, and families. The Challenge was designed to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to a healthy lifestyle by going #0to60 every day.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Deaf ACCESS Webinar: Adapting consent through community engagement & state-of-the-art simulation-Tuesday

The U.S. Deaf community - a minority group of 500,000 people who use American Sign Language - is one of the most understudied populations in biomedical research. These barriers have contributed to a long history of mistreatment of Deaf people in the research world, resulting in their mistrust of researchers and reluctance to participate in biomedical research studies. In response to these issues, we will lead Deaf ACCESS: Adapting Consent through Community Engagement and State-of-the-art Simulation. 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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Bench to Business, A Commercialization Workshop Series: Session 2-July 14

A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies hosted by Georgia Bio.
 
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The HelpJuice Platform as a Toolkit Builder-July 26

This webinar will center around the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research's Recruitment & Retention Toolkit and the use of HelpJuice as its platform. HelpJuice is a knowledge based software that allows for a searchable format to assist with the identification of resources quickly and easily for study teams.
 
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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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Medtech Women@SEMDA Conference-September 12

 
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BioBash at Clearside Biomedical-September 14

Join Georgia Bio at Clearside Biomedical's new offices in Alpharetta. Clearside Bio is a late-stage clinical ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company that envisions a world without blindness. BioBash serves as a gathering place for discussion of issues affecting our growing industry and facilitating mutually beneficial relationships through exchanges of information, ideas and support.
 
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Save the Date: Medical Device Regulations Conference-November 7-8

This conference will be of special interest to quality assurance and regulatory affairs professionals, industry, as well as biodesign innovators, device manufacturers, and academic professionals.
 
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News

 
 
 

NCATS Training Produces New Generation of Translational Research Stars

 
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