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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

July 28, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A collaborative project with ACTSI's biostatistics program & Emory Renal Medicine faculty drastically cuts infection in hemodialysis patients

ACTSI’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program collaborated on a quality improvement project to decrease catheter-related infections in hemodialysis patients led by Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, associate professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Ibironke Apata, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and James Bailey, MD, professor of medicine, Emory University School of ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NSF: Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)-Due August 9

CISE supports ambitious long-term research and research infrastructure projects across the many sub-fields of computing as well as cyberinfrastructure for all areas of science and engineering; contributes to the education and training of all computing professionals; and more broadly informs the preparation of a U.S. workforce with computing and computational competencies essential to success in an increasingly competitive global market.
 
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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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Families of SMA Issues RFP for Research Projects-Due September 8

Families of SMA funds and directs research programs focused on developing a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy disease, a hereditary disease that causes weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles in the arms and legs of infants and children.
 
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NSF: Emerging Frontiers in Research & Innovation (EFRI) 2018-LOI Due September 29

The Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) provides funding opportunities for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, EFRI will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE) or Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo).
 
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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Accepting Nominations for Dickson Prize in Medicine-Due October 6

Established in 1971, the prize is awarded annually to an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts & Early-stage Research for Large-scale Recording & Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)-Due October 26

A central goal of the BRAIN Initiative is to understand how electrical and chemical signals code information in neural circuits and give rise to sensations, thoughts, emotions, and actions.
 
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The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, & Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24)-Due November 9

The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage, and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data. The AnVIL will further advance research by leveraging a cloud-based infrastructure to facilitate genomic data access by the broad scientific community, integration, and computing on and across large datasets generated by NHGRI programs, or programs funded by others in support of human genomics research.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)-Due August 7

The purpose of the program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent physician-scientists.
 
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Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology (IEN) Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course-September 21-22

This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry and is open to researchers from academia, industry and government laboratories/organizations. Anyone who is interested in starting research in the area of microfluidics or PDMS device fabrication is invited and strongly encouraged to participate.
 
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Burroughs Wellcome Physician-Scientist Institutional Program-Due September 28

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is seeking planning grant proposals from medical schools in the U.S. and Canada to create programs that will increase opportunities for physicians interested in research careers. This is a five-month planning grant (up to $30,000) to focus on developing a full proposal for submission to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?
 
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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 Monday

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

 
 
 

Volunteers Needed: Walk to End Alzheimer's-September 16

The annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® will be held at Kennesaw State University. The organization is in need of volunteers on the day of the walk to assist in registering participants. Please consider volunteering and/or walking.
 
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Latinos left out of clinical trials...and possible cures

Less than eight-percent of clinical trial enrollees are Hispanic, even though Hispanics make up 17 percent of the population
 
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New allocation system reduces racial/ethnic disparities in kidney transplant for waitlisted patients

 
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Events

 
 
 

ResearchMatch.org Serving the Participants/Empowering the Researcher-August 7

ResearchMatch.org is our national web platform that brings together people that are interested in participating in research with the research community! Covered topics will include how ResearchMatch matches potential volunteers with clinical and survey studies and how to use filters and pre-screening surveys to refine recruitment efforts.
 
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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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Bringing Medicine & Engineering Together-August 10

Surgical Grand Rounds presented by Patrick Kelly, MD, associate professor of surgery, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota.
 
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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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Scheduler: An Open-Source Tool to Schedule & Track Research Activity-September 14

This webinar will provide an overview of Scheduler, an open-source free application that streamlines clinical research center operations by enabling study staff to schedule research subjects in real-time directly in the system, allowing research centers to model out their resources for complex visits, providing information to research center staff about the daily activity on the unit, and generating reports for research center leadership to better manage the operations of the unit.
 
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This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship-September 24-27

The 18th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium held in Birmingham, AL
 
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Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening & Lead Discovery-October 23

NCATS is supporting this full-day workshop that will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects. This workshop is designed to disseminate critical information about the implementation of robust assay methods and is particularly relevant for researchers developing bioassays for the discovery of drugs or chemical probes.
 
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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

 
 
 

STAT Wunderkinds-Due August 4

The 2017 STAT Wunderkinds will honor the brightest young minds in life science for their work in academia, industry, and in the clinic. Wunderkinds will be featured on a special page and invited to an event at HUBWeek. STAT is collecting nominations from across North America for early career scientists (postdocs or interns/residents/fellows) who are doing groundbreaking work.
 
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Georgia Bio Innovation Summit Call for Poster Submissions-Due September 18

The 2017 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit event will take place on October 24, at Cobb Galleria. The Executive Committee invites the submission of abstracts from Georgia-based scientists for this year's poster session. This opportunity to participate in the Poster Session is open to representatives from Georgia-based academia, research institutes, and industry, and students and post-doctoral fellows are especially encouraged to participate.
 
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