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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 7, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emory's Ask Me About My Research Digital Button

This digital button can be used as part of your email signature as a way to link to your work. Consider using it and get creative!
 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Global Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (U18)-Due August 22

The goals of this program are to support the development of the scientific infrastructure needed to plan and execute pediatric clinical trials through collaboration with stakeholders from academia, industry, parent/patient advocacy groups, and government agencies.
 
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2017-2018 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation Unrestricted Grants-Due September 19

The focus of these grants is to support early career investigators interested in research that advances the knowledge and understanding of the ATS's three pillars: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
 
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NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award Program for Early Stage Investigators-Due October 3

A FAQ on the FOA is available and NIGMS will host a webinar to answer specific questions on Monday.
 
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Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01)-Due October 4

The objective of this initiative is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance.
 
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Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MRSRCs) (P50)-Due October 19

These centers promote collaborative basic, translational and clinical research and provide important resources that can be used by the national muscular dystrophy research communities.
 
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Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications Research (CEER) (RM1)-Due October 31

The CEER program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.
 
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Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)-Due November 2

This FOA invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists-Due October 3

The award is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: When the TA Suspects Cheating
 
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2018 Common Rule: Implementation Checklist

 
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Recruitment & Retention Toolkit

 
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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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SBIR Circle: CDC SBIR Program Director-August 15

CDC is interested in funding technologies that support their mission of disease control and prevention. They are also interested in public health, and protecting America from health, safety, and security threats.
 
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Community

 
 
 

How a Cancer Drug Gets to Market

 
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Understanding Clinical Studies

 
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Fragile Families Challenge-Due August 1

What would happen if hundreds of social scientists and data scientists worked together on a scientific challenge to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.S.? The Fragile Families Challenge is a mass collaboration that will combine predictive modeling, causal inference, and in-depth interviews to yield insights that can improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.S.
 
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Events

 
 
 

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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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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AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar-September 7-10

Registration is now. The seminar provides racial and ethnic minority faculty with innovative tools, skills, and competencies in preparation for advancement in academic medicine. Join fellow early career faculty from the U.S. and Canada to engage in meaningful networking and leadership development to chart your future career path.
 
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NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development: Demonstration & Dissemination Meeting-September 8

NCATS urges rare disease community members to save the date for this meeting to launch the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development website. Patients, their caregivers, and patient-support organizational representatives are invited to attend to learn how the Toolkit can streamline the search for the right tools to help in their therapeutic development activities.
 
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Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout-September 10-12

A free interactive workshop to provide applicants with the tools and strategies to develop a winning application.
 
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Next Generation Strategies to Refine & Optimize Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Depression-September 14

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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Clinical Trial Disclosure & Data Transparency Conference-September 14-15

Clinical trial information transparency is taking on new dimensions. Clinical trial sponsors and academia are facing a host of new registration requirements in the US and the EU. With evolving requirements comes a host of new challenges, creating additional opportunities for knowledge-sharing and necessitating more interaction with peers. This conference will provide critical and timely information relating to clinical trial disclosure and data transparency from those on the front lines.
 
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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 ...

 
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Translational Medicine 2017: Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development-September 24-26

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, will deliver a keynote address during the ┬┐Developing More Predictive Preclinical Tools to Better Reach Proof of Concept┬┐ plenary session. This third biannual conference, organized by the European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine, is open to academic researchers, funders, industry players and regulators, and will bring together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in translational medicine. The conference will focus on the latest approaches to increase chances of success in drug development, from novel in vitro systems to new biomarkers or clinical trial methodologies for patient selection and stratification.
 
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