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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 21, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)-LOI Due October 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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Increasing Use of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional & Community Settings (R61/R33)-Due October 19

The purpose of this initiative is to support Phase 2 clinical trials to develop and test strategies to increase the utilization of cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in eligible patients.
 
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Call For Applicants: Jefferson Science Fellowship Program-Due October 31

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Jefferson Science Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning.
 
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Preparing for Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01)-Due October 31

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigators performing research to identify the barriers and facilitators to implementation of an evidence-based practice(s) for heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases in the inpatient setting. NHLBI is seeking applications that will utilize an implementation research framework to develop an implementation strategy (or strategies) to be tested during a subsequent hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial.
 
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Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01)

This FOA invites R01 applications that propose to study the ELSI of human genome research. Proposed approaches may include but are not limited to data-generating qualitative and quantitative approaches, legal, economic and normative analyses, and other types of analytical and conceptual research methodologies, such as those involving the direct engagement of stakeholders.
 
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Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets & Stored Biospecimens (R03)

This FOA encourages applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of publicly available NICHD-funded data sets or stored biospecimens. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing data and biospecimens collected with NICHD resources.
 
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Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects-LOI Due December 1

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age.
 
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NIH Commons Credits Model

The NIH Commons Credits Model is a time- and cost-efficient way for NIH-funded biomedical investigators to gain cloud computing support for their current research as well as pave the way toward better accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of digital objects for future research. This is not a grant; this funding is recommended to supplement current NIH grants or to jump start a related grant in the biomedical space.
 
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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: The Overly Nice Advisor
 
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Do You Have an Unmet Clinical Need or an Idea for a Device?-Due August 7

Clinicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, and medical industry professionals are urged to submit ideas, unmet needs, problems, or opportunities for better medical products. The Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) Capstone Design Course is an opportunity for investigators and applies BME expertise to address a clinical unmet need. BME is accepting project proposals for the spring 2017 semester of Capstone. If you have ...

 
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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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What Tech Startups Are Coke Worthy?

With a 4% Atlanta-based soft drink giant, Coca-Cola, just announced The Bridge, a six-month commercialization program to develop early-stage partnerships.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Community Health Workers Day: Celebrating the Next Generation of Community Health Workers-August 5

Please join Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in appreciating current community health workers and welcoming a new generation of Community Health Workers. During the summer of 2016, MSM piloted an innovative High School Community Health Worker (HS CHW) Training Program. This year, there are 25 HS CHW students from six local high schools. To date, MSM has trained more than 350 CHWs to work in a variety of settings and in many health care areas.
 
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Photos & Slides: Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Community Health Matters Forum provided participants with the tools necessary to develop and sustain successful and mutually beneficial community-university translational research partnerships to improve population health in metro Atlanta and beyond. ...

 
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Introduce Your Child to the Fascinating World of Research at the Emory Child Study Center

The Emory Child Study Center is currently seeking families with children from infancy through 17 years old to participate in child development research studies. You and your child are invited to participate in engaging and active research studies on child development. The center studies language, learning, memory, and how children understand space and numbers. Most studies last between 15 minutes and one hour. You will interact with your child during the study and can observe the study sessions. Studies are designed like games so they are enjoyable for the children. Parking is free and convenient and compensation is provided.
 
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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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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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Novel Approaches to Clinical Trials Recruitment-August 30

Larry Hawk, PhD presents a webinar that will highlight key elements and products from a recent workshop, which brought together 50+ clinical investigators, engagement specialists, and others from seven CTSA hubs, as well as industry and NIH. The facilitated workshop took a deliberate creativity approach, interleaving keynote talks (advancing the state-of-the-science, the role of basic behavioral science, and opportunities in the TIN and RIC), brief perspectives and approaches (e.g., a tele-consent approach available to the CTSA network; ResearchMatch as a testbed), and iterative rounds of table discussions and group feedback to foster advances in recruitment and recruitment science.
 
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2017 Medtech Women@SEMDA Conference-September 12

Registration is open. Join the Southeastern Medical Device Association for a half-day conference to develop your leadership and grow your network. Although the conference is dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in medtech, this is not an event just for women. There will be something for everyone.
 
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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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Call for Abstracts: HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis-November 16-17

Registration is now open. CFAR at Emory, Emory Center for Health in Aging, and the Emory School of Nursing is hosting the conference which includes a competitive, pre-conference Mentoring Workshop for early-career investigators and poster session. Abstracts are due on August 11.
 
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News

 
 
 

Call for Abstracts: The Association for Academic Minority Physicians-Due August 18

The association is accepting abstract submissions dealing with medical education, biomedical research, clinical care, and preventive medicine. Awards are up to $1,000 based upon NIH travel requirements.
 
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