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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

August 11, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Graduate Named Emory's Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

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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Winship Cancer Institute's American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Program-LOI Due September 1

The program is currently soliciting innovative pilot projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer and/or improving the quality of life. ACS initiatives also focus on the fields of cancer prevention and cancer control and eliminating cancer disparities. Applicants should be Assistant Professors (or equivalent) with faculty appointments at Emory of six years or less who are eligible to apply for independent national competitive (peer-reviewed) research grants, but who currently do not hold such funding.
 
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NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Funding Opportunities-LOI Due September 12

The program recently issued four new FOAs focused on the continued development of a robust National Metabolomics Data Repository to store, and make publicly available, raw and processed metabolomic data generated by NIH-funded research; the development of novel tools to facilitate metabolomics data analysis and interpretation; the establishment of Compound Identification Development Cores to develop innovative approaches to enhance compound identification of the most significant, biomedically-relevant unknown metabolites; and the establishment of a Stakeholder Engagement and Program Coordination Center to coordinate the required activities of the Common Fund Metabolomics Consortium and engage invested communities in developing and disseminating consensus best practices and data sharing policies in metabolomics
 
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Metabolomic Data Analysis & Interpretation Tools (U01)-Due October 20

The goal of this cooperative agreement FOA is to address key challenges in analyzing and interpreting metabolomics data by developing novel tools to facilitate metabolomics data analysis and interpretation. Specifically, successful awardees will develop new or enhanced computational approaches or tools that facilitate metabolomics data analysis, interpretation, and integration. Generalizable, scalable, and portable solutions appropriate for scientists with limited expertise in informatics are particularly encouraged. Stakeholder Engagement & Program Coordination Center (U2C) is also available.
 
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National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Exploratory Center (P20) & Centers of Excellence (P30)-Due November 30

The mechanism is used to support planning for new programs, expansion or modification of existing resources, and studies to explore various approaches to the development of interdisciplinary programs that offer potential solutions to problems of special significance to the mission of the NIH. It may lead to center sustainability and/or the ability to be funded through other specialized or comprehensive grants. The purpose of this program is to support centers to enhance interdisciplinary, bio-behavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) Exam Prep Course-September 23 & 30

The SOCRA Atlanta Chapter is offering a two-part prep course for those who are preparing for the CCRP exam. Space is limited; registration is required.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Mum's the Word
 
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CTSA Trial Innovation Center: Efficacy to Effectiveness (E2E) Consultations

Investigators are encouraged to apply for consultations, which offer a dedicated, protocol-specific approach to E2E trial design, focusing on the selection of suitable efficacy and effectiveness endpoints, advice on the statistical analysis plan, and the role of the DSMB in transitioning from the efficacy to effectiveness phase.
 
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Statistics Friday-August 18

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for faculty, staff, and students providing 20-minute immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

IEEE-NIH 2017 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies-November 6-8

Encourages you to submit a proposal to participate in the Translational Demo Showcase. This conference is an exciting gathering of biomedical engineers, clinical engineers, life scientists and physicians and is an unique opportunities to interact with national and international leaders from industry, government and academia on key research, development, and policy issues; meet future employees, clients, and get a chance to consult experts from a wide variety of specialties in biomedical engineering and medical science; further gain visibility in a national and global scale in the field of medical device and healthcare; and network with other industrial partners and develop professional relationships.
 
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Community

 
 
 

StatFest 2017-September 23

StatFest is a free conference at Emory University aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. It includes presentations from established professionals, academic leaders, and current graduate students that will help attendees understand the opportunities and routes for success in the field.
 
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All of Us Research Program Beta Launch

NIH has begun enrolling its first participants as beta testers of the All of Us Research Program. The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.
 
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Volunteer for a Chikungunya Vaccine Study

Help the Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children┬┐s Center evaluate a vaccine that could help prevent future Chikungunya outbreaks. Healthy adults 18 to 45 years of age are needed for two vaccine doses and up to eight clinic visits. Compensation will be provided.
 
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Events

 
 
 

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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Small Dinner Series with Paul J. Fitzpatrick-August 21

Join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for the Small Dinner Series with Paul J. Fitzpatrick, President of PJ Fitzpatrick Executive Advisory Group. Through PJFEAG, he provides interim and fractional CEO, Board engagements and advisory services to start-ups, early stage and small healthcare services and medical device companies.
 
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Conversations of Significance: Former U.S. Senator (GA) Saxby Chambliss-August 30

From 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Morehouse School of Medicine's NCPC Auditorium
 
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Bench to Business, A Commercialization Workshop Series: Securing IP-September 8

A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies.
 
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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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Careers in Life Sciences Series: Clinical, Regulatory, & Medical Affairs-September 19

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 provide an overview of career paths in the clinical research, medical affairs, and regulatory areas.
 
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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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Health Connect South-September 28

The theme this year reflects on disrupting healthcare with a focus on the patient (consumers), healthcare delivery, and policy.
 
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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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10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health-December 4-6

Co-hosted by the NIH and AcademyHealth in Arlington, VA. This year's theme, A Decade of Progress and the Path Forward, will reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges to the field, and will focus on opportunities ahead.
 
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Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity-December 5-6

NIH is hosting the workshop to better understand appropriate, high-quality natural experiment research designs in obesity prevention and control. The workshop will be free and open to the public, and attendees can join either in person or via NIH VideoCast.
 
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News

 
 
 

Save the Dates: Egleston's Pediatric Research Center (PRC) Holiday Closings

The PRC will be closed on November 23-34 for Thanksgiving; December 25-26 for Christmas; and January 1 for New Year's. Please plan accordingly.
 
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Master Protocols to Study Multiple Therapies, Multiple Diseases, or Both

A study in NEJM stated that because conducting clinical trials is becoming more expensive and challenging to execute, researchers should consider the use of master protocols to evaluate more than one or two treatments in more than one patient type or disease within the same overall trial structure.
 
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NIH's Next Generation Researchers Initiative

 
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Back to Basics: Advocating for Academic Science

 
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