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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

August 4, 2017

In this edition:


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

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ACTSI Continues Support of BME Capstone Design Teams on Quest for Biomedical Solutions

One of the aims of ACTSI’s Research Technologies program is to develop and implement training programs that will supply investigators with skills and knowledge to traverse the idea path. To meet this aim, the program supports the Capstone Design program created by the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory (BME). The program is a series of courses offered to undergraduate BME students at Georgia Tech ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Microsoft Azure for Research-Due August 15

Awards offer large allocations of cloud computing for your research project, and already supports hundreds of researchers worldwide across all domains.
 
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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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CFAR Adelante Program RFA-Due September 8

Adelante, meaning forward or onward in Spanish, embodies the primary mission of this mentored research program. Through Adelante, the Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) strives to develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
 
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Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Clinical Groups (U01)-Due November 3

This FOA invites applications to participate in the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Network. This network will conduct pragmatic clinical trials to measure the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of genomic medicine interventions; assess approaches for real-world application of genomic medicine in diverse clinical settings; and produce generalizable knowledge on the types of genomic medicine interventions requiring randomized clinical trials and effective methods for conducting them.
 
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National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (P50)-Due November 27

These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in this scientific area. The centers also serve as national resources for the training and career development of junior scientists electing to pursue biomedical research careers in reproduction and infertility. Finally, center investigators develop and participate in community outreach and education efforts to increase awareness and convey the importance and implications of their research activities to the general public.
 
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Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Founder's Grants

The grant will support research by a junior investigator. Applicants are encouraged to consider using the SGIM Research Dataset Compendium for their proposed research projects. This resource provides information about a number of public use datasets and provides opportunities from investigators to get mentoring and one-time consultation from senior SGIM members who are experienced in accessing and using the datasets.
 
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NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07)

The objective of the award is to provide support for senior investigators who have the expertise and leadership skills to enhance aging and geriatric research capacity within their academic institution.
 
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NIH Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03/R21)

This FOA will support small grants on primary immunodeficiency diseases focusing on ex vivo studies with human specimens and on studies with current or new animal models including novel clinical strategies for detecting, identifying the molecular basis of, or developing innovative therapies for primary immunodeficiency diseases.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Handling a Case of Cheating
 
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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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CTSA Trial Innovation Network: Efficacy to Effectiveness (E2E) Trial Design-Apply by September 15

Offered by the MIT NEWDIGS program, in collaboration with the JHU-Tufts Trial Innovation Center, a two-day E2E Design Lab in March 2018. This interactive multi-stakeholder event will provide a venue to discuss the considerations and challenges of designing a Phase 2 or Phase 3 E2E multi-site clinical trial that supports the generation of robust efficacy and effectiveness data.
 
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Self-Awareness Workshops for Scientist

The NIH-funded, joint Emory-Georgia Tech Atlanta Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program invites PhD students, postdocs, and faculty in biomedically related disciplines to attend a unique workshop this fall to increase lab productivity. The workshops are focused on self-awareness and will be based on an assessment called the Birkman Method.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

CDC SBIR Coming to Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)-August 14

Sean Griffiths, SBIR program director for the CDC, will present and be available for questions. The CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human Services which also includes NIH and FDA.
 
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Careers in Life Sciences Series: Careers in Industry (at the Bench & Beyond)-August 15

The Georgia Bio Emerging Leaders Network and the Atlanta BEST Program have organized a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This event will highlight professionals who left bench work for a career in different areas of industry.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Discovery Channel documentary First in Human gives an up-close look at how advances in medicine are made at the NIH Clinical Center-Starting Thursday

Three-part series airing in August portrays the hopes and setbacks of patients, doctors, and nurses seeking cures. Over a period of a year, film crews embedded within the hospital follow four patients who volunteered to participate in research studies in the hopes they will help them, or others in the future.
 
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Undiagnosed Diseases Network

The network is an NIH-funded consortium of seven clinical sites, two sequencing cores, a biorepository, a metabolomics core, and a model organisms screening center. Participants accepted for evaluation undergo a series of clinical and research investigations at low or no cost. The extensive network of clinicians and scientists work collaboratively to try to provide answers for patients and families.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Webinar: Getting Started with SMART IRB & the Online Reliance System-Tuesday

Hosted by Harvard Catalyst (CTSA) at 1:00 p.m.
 
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Enhancing Effective Mentorship: Discussion of evidence-based mentoring practices & the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)-Wednesday

Enhancing Effective Mentorship: Discussion of evidence-based mentoring practices & the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)-Wednesday

Presented by Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, Master Mentor Training Facilitator, NRMN and CEO and Founder, Diggs-Andrews Consulting, LLC. In this session, attendees will be introduced to an evidence-based Entering Mentoring series approach and discuss the benefits of quality mentoring, identify its core elements, and describe approaches to improve mentoring practices. Also, in this session, participants will learn about additional resources and opportunities through NRMN, including virtual mentoring, grant writing, cultural responsive mentor training, and professional development programs for early-career scientists.
 
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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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Special Populations: Measurement & engagement approaches for including LGBT populations in clinical research trials-October 24

Presented by Alicia Matthews, PhD, the purpose of this webinar is to increase knowledge about LGBT health disparities and to encourage measurement of sexual orientation and gender identity as part of standard demographic forms and to specifically outreach to the LGBT communities.
 
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The Connected Health Conference-October 25-27

Hosted by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a consumer-centered, technology-enabled and collaborative event improving health, and building on the success of the mHealth Summit.
 
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Integrated Quality Management plan for an investigator-initiated multicenter trial-November 14

Kate Marusina, PhD, MBA, and Katrina Wheeler present this webinar highlighting practical implementation of published TransCelerate methodology to create Integrated Quality Management Plan for a multicenter academic trial.
 
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The Training Institute for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health-November 30 & December 1

Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.
 
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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

 
 
 

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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The Georgia Tech & Emory Connection

 
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