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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 14, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI-supported Models Contribute to the First Possible Drug Treatment for Lymphedema

A recent study led by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine uncovered for the first time the molecular mechanism responsible for triggering lymphedema, as well as a drug with the potential for inhibiting that process. Contributing to the study was the ACTSI-supported work of Brandon Dixon, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). As many ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program Pre-application Webinars-Monday & July 24

Have questions about any of the awards in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program (Early Independence Award, Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, and Transformative Research Award) and their funding opportunities? Join NIH staff for live pre-application webinars.
 
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UGA Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU) Seed Grant Funding Announcement-Due August 21

The CTRU announces an opportunity for FY18 funding (up to $40,000) to support pilot studies based in the University of Georgia CTRU.
 
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Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular & Neurovascular Research Program-LOI Due September 5

Fondation Leducq is a private charitable foundation, based in Paris, France, dedicated to improving human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. In support of this mission the Fondation Leducq has created the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research Program, which promotes internationally collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.
 
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Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant-LOI Due September 5

The Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant represents a new, focused effort to implement advances in cancer research as rapidly as possible through the creation of a collaborative, translational, cancer research "Dream Team." The most talented and promising researchers across institutions will be assembled into a Dream Team, forming an optimal configuration of expertise needed to solve key problems in cancer and positively impact patients in the near future.
 
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Concern Foundation's Conquer Cancer Now Award-LOI Due September 7

Proposals must be hypothesis-driven and centered on cancer genetics, cancer biology, or cancer immunology. Concern will not fund clinical trials, cancer epidemiology, or behavioral studies.
 
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The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Childhood Cancer Research Grant-Due September 15

The foundation funds cutting-edge childhood cancer research. The B+ Foundation funds grants that support basic, translational or clinical research, which may lead towards cures and better treatments for childhood cancers.
 
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Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development-Due October 2

The program intends to fund the development or acquisition of major state-of-the-art instrumentation for research or research training in any NSF-supported field.
 
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Extramural Loan Repayment Program-Due November 15

The Clinical Researchers and Health Disparities Research programs were established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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: A Letter of "Non-Recommendation"
 
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NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program Informational Videos

Want to learn more about the individual awards? New video overviews are available on YouTube to give you the basics.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

A Start for Med Tech Startups: Pathfinder by GCMI & T3 Labs

Atlanta is quickly becoming a national epicenter for medical device and other med tech innovation. Yet, many highly talented physician innovators, engineers, and medtech startups lack the innovation `baseline┬┐ education needed to give them the very best chance of successfully navigating the process from concept to commercialization, including the acquisition and efficient use of capital throughout the process. Pathfinder can help.
 
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Calling Women & Minority-Owned Startup Founders-July 25

Join the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Corporate Development Partners for Capital-Raising and Growth Strategies: Solutions for Women, Minority-owned and all companies, to get inspired and learn how to scale and grow your minority-owned business.
 
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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

 
 
 

PCORI Annual Meeting Scholarship Opportunity-Due July 21

PCORI offers a limited number of scholarships to help patients, caregivers, representatives from patient or caregiver organizations, and PCORI Ambassadors attend the PCORI Annual Meeting. Scholarships will cover travel, hotel, registration, and a meal allowance during the conference, which runs from October 31 to November 2 in the Washington, DC area
 
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Tennis for the Health of It: Health Screenings & Round-robin-August 20

Neeru Jayanthi, MD, Emory Sports Medicine, director, Tennis Medicine Program in partnership with Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers a free event to promote the healthy benefits of tennis for all ages and skill levels. Free health screenings, children┬┐s activities, and refreshments will be available.
 
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Free eBooks on Health

Looking for free eBooks about the brain, stroke, low back pain, dementia, or other health topics? These and many other topics are available in formats that work with eBook readers, tablets, and smart phones.
 
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Events

 
 
 

SMART IRB Exchange Demonstration-Wednesday

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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Webinar: Patient & Stakeholder Engagement in Research: Strategies for Initiating Research Partnerships-Wednesday

This webinar will highlight ways to find and initiate partnerships for patient-centered research. PCORI staff will share strategies reported by PCORI awardees, applicants, and research partners. Research teams from current PCORI-funded projects will explain how they formed their partnerships and share challenges and lessons learned from their projects.
 
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Exploring the S in STEM-Thursday

Women in Technology (WIT) presents a panel discussion featuring key leaders and passionate visionaries committed to empowering women to explore the Sciences. Join the discussion about the various opportunities available in Atlanta for entrepreneurs, innovators, practitioners, scientists, and technology professionals who are interested in the Sciences.
 
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Quantitative Systems Pharmacology & Drug Discovery: Filling the Gaps in Current Models of the R&D Process for Neurotherapeutics-July 26-27

A merged systems biology and pharmacology approach could improve the identification of biomarkers used to better select and stratify patients in clinical trials. This merged discipline also could enable better prediction of toxicity, translating omic or phenotypic screening data to animal models.
 
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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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Bench to Business, A Commercialization Workshop Series: Session 3-August 11

A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies sponsored by Georgia Bio.
 
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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

 
 
 

Bench to Bedside & Back Again May Be Key to Clinical Breakthroughs

 
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Sixth Annual FASEB BioArt Competition-Due August 31

Help celebrate the artistic side of science by sharing a glimpse into your cutting-edge research. Submit your most visually compelling research image, 3D printing, or video. Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as part of their research. However, only a few are seen outside the laboratory. Through competition, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology aims to share the beauty and excitement of biological research with the public.
 
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