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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

June 23, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Former ACTSI KL2 scholar receives two NIH R01 grants for HIV research

Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health and former ACTSI KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, recently received two National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Project Grants. Kelley is a translational research investigator who specializes in biomedical HIV prevention interventions, including pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis ...

 
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Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data-Up to $10,000 in Prizes-Due July 13

Harvard Catalyst, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the Crowd Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Business School invite you to participate in a new ideation challenge. Can you identify a human health problem that might be resolved with big data and a computational solution? Are you working on a problem that could benefit from new algorithmic solutions or improvements? Are you aware of a dataset that could be used to solve this problem or generate further ideas for solutions? The problem must fall into the clinical and translational research realm. Topics covered might include diagnostics, therapeutics, public health, technology, or outcomes.
 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

New NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Funding Announcement: NIH Big Data to Knowledge Program-LOI Due June 30

The NIH, under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, is launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase to test ways to store, access, and share biomedical data and associated tools in the cloud so that they are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable - or FAIR - for the research community.
 
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Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together: Request for Literature Review Proposals-Due July 14

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute announced their 2017 request for proposals for rigorous reviews of the literature on topics related to humanism in health care. Teams receive a $5,000 grant to complete a submission-ready manuscript within 18 months.
 
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Pfizer RFP for Independent Grants & Fellows Support: Dermatology-Due July 14

The mission of Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) is to partner with the global healthcare community to improve patient outcomes in areas of mutual interest through support of measurable learning and change strategies. "Independent" means that the projects funded by Pfizer are the full responsibility of the recipient organization. Pfizer has no influence over any aspect of the projects and only asks for reports about the results and the impact of the projects in order to share them publicly. Pfizer IGLC is pleased to share three RFPs in Dermatology.
 
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Administrative Supplements to CTSA Program Hubs to Develop Best Practices for sIRB Implementation (FY17)-Due July 17

The purpose is to encourage applications from CTSA awardees for up to one year of supplemental support to develop resources needed to facilitate ┬┐single Institutional Review Board┬┐ (sIRB) review for multi-site research. Applications that entail collaboration with institutions outside their networks, for example, with non-CTSA institutions, with other programs within their institution or with other CTSA institutions, are strongly encouraged.
 
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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research Program Translational Research Award-LOI Due August 8

The program encourages applications that specifically address pre-hospital, prolonged field care, en route care, and early hospital management of SCI; development, validation, and timing of promising interventions to address consequences of SCI and to improve recovery; and Identification and validation of best practices in SCI care throughout the lifetime of the individual. Investigator-initiated award also available.
 
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Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (UM1)-Due August 16

The purpose of this FOA is to enhance NCI's program for conducting early phase clinical trials in children with cancer, currently supported as the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Phase 1 & Pilot Consortium. The overall goal is to ensure that high priority novel agents can be tested in pediatric patients in a timely manner.
 
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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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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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Beckman Foundation Accepting LOIs for Young Investigator Program-LOI Due August 14

The annual program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: An Instance of Fraud
 
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The Best-Kept Secrets to Winning Grants

Nature ran an article detailing strategies and tips for winning NIH grants in the current, highly competitive funding environment.
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

PCORI & Men's Health Network Host Facebook Live & Twitter Q&A-Wednesday

At 4:00 p.m. ET the Q&A will focus on the need for patient-centered research on men's health issues and answer questions live.
 
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Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program-Due July 10

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds to assist Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in conducting health services and health disparities research. The purpose of the program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to reduce disparities among diverse CMS beneficiary populations.
 
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Events

 
 
 

#HealthTechWeekend-This Weekend

Labs presents the event in collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University. This event will expose 18-25 year old individuals (particularly those from underserved populations) and beyond to the way to solve hard problems at the intersection of health and 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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One Health Webinar: A Fast-track for Translational Success-Wednesday

Learn about the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) One Health Alliance (COHA). One Health is a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to optimizing health for humans, animals, and the environment. The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) One Health Alliance (COHA) is a national network of the 12 veterinary schools affiliated with CTSA Program hubs.
 
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SMART IRB Exchange Demonstration-Thursday

Sign up to get an overview of the SMART IRB Exchange Portal, which can be used by any institution with an FWA to initiate IRB reliance for a given study, document ongoing IRB approvals for the study, promote transparency, and facilitate communication between investigators and IRBs.
 
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Simulation to Advance Surgical Training, Research, & Clinical Performance-Thursday

Presented by Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Vice Chair, Education, Chief, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, and Director, Department of Surgery Skills Lab, Indiana University School of Medicine.
 
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Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium-July 10-14

Registration is now open. The symposium is a multi-day learning event led by some of the leading providers and researchers in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and will include both an ethics workshop and ADOS-2 workshop. Up to 30 hours of psychologist CE credits are available and registration includes half-day and single-day registration options.
 
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Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD) 2017 Scientific Conference: Development of Therapies for Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorders-July 13-14

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin MD, and NCATS' James Inglese, PhD, will discuss rare disease therapy development at NCATS. The conference aims to create an innovative and interactive forum for a diverse group of investigators, trainees, and patient advocates to discuss emerging therapeutic opportunities relevant to the treatment of peroxisome biogenesis disorders.
 
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NCATS Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening & Lead Discovery-August 7

Along with the Assay Guidance Manual, this workshop will be a valuable resource for academic, industrial and government laboratory scientists who are developing test methods for low- or high-throughput screening that are amenable to automation using appropriate statistical and operational concepts. It will also be beneficial to early career researchers and experienced investigators who wish to learn about the latest assay concepts for high-throughput screening and lead optimization.
 
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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

 
 
 

Infographic: Costs of Federally Sponsored Research

An infographic displayed the vital role that F&A costs play in university research. The infographic was produced by the AAMC, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Independent Research Institutes, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and the Council on Governmental Relations.
 
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