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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

August 25, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CTSA Offers Study Design for Belatacept Clinical Trial

ACTSI's biostatistics program developed an optimal three-stage group sequential design for monitoring the safety of the clinical trial Bela 8 Week Dosing. The trial is examining immunosuppression therapy in post-transplant kidney recipients and is led by I. Raul Badell, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Division of Transplantation, Emory University School of Medicine, in the Emory Transplant Center. The immunosuppressive drug called belatacept ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

2017 U.S. ASPIRE Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology-Due September 4

As competition for research funding opportunities increases, the ASPIRE program underscores Pfizer's commitment to supporting exceptional investigators with an interest in advancing their academic research careers in Endocrinology.
 
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Sony Research Award Program 2017-Due September 15

Solid research is the underlying driving force to crystallize fearless creativity and innovation. Sony is excited to collaborate with academic partners to facilitate exploration of new and promising research. The awards provide an opportunity for university faculty and Sony to conduct this type of collaborative, focused research. The award provides up to $150K in funds, and may be renewed for subsequent year(s).
 
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Symptom Cluster Characterization in Chronic Conditions (R01 & R21)

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage preclinical and clinical research and secondary data analysis on symptom cluster characterization that has potential to inform treatment and interventions that improve functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with chronic conditions.
 
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Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01)-Due October 5

The overarching goals of this FOA are to develop tools and technologies to control and reprogram biological systems, to increase the fundamental understanding of synthetic biology concepts as they relate to human health, to gain fundamental biological knowledge, to apply synthetic biology approaches for the development of biomedical technologies, and to encourage the participation of early stage investigators in synthetic biology.
 
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NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)-Due October 16

Cutting-edge research in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical sciences and technologies requires new ideas, techniques, and points of view. Such ideas may differ substantially from current thinking or practice. The NIBIB seeks to foster these new scientific bioengineering and imaging ideas, model systems, tools, agents, targets, and technologies through the Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program. P41 also available.
 
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NINR Center of Excellence (P30)-LOI Due October 30

The P30 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. The purpose of this program is to support NINR P30 Centers of Excellence to enhance interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.
 
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2018 Hope APFED/AAAAAI Pilot Grant Award-Due November 1

The award was established to allow investigators from a variety of disciplines to initiate new projects relevant to Eosinophilic Disorders, excluding asthma, rhinitis, and eczema. Successful applications will focus on the development of new ideas which are likely to lead to future external funding.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: We¿re Not Recruiting Enough Participants
 
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Statistics Friday-September 1

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

 
 
 

Clinical Research Forum Industry Roundtable-September 25

The purpose of the roundtable is to collaboratively identify, clarify, and solve common challenges related to clinical research, and foster a broader, consistent relationship and understanding where academia and industry interface. This year's event features two panels of speakers from the FDA, NIH, the All of Us research program, PCORI, and industry - one on the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act and one on the future challenges of industry-funded research.
 
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How to Fund Your Startup: Grants, Friends & Family, & Angels-September 29

Bench to Business, A Commercialization Workshop Series presented by Georgia Bio. A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies.
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT) Therapeutics Development Award (TDA)-Due October 31

The award is designed to stimulate businesses to pursue novel therapies for cystic fibrosis by filling the gap between basic research and Phase 3 clinical trials.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Be a Clinical Research Volunteer-Who Me?-I am Healthy!!

by Sherry Edwards, CCRC Have you ever considered participating in medical research but thought “I am healthy; clinical research is for people who are ill” – not true! Healthy people contribute to medical advances by providing information about the “normal” state of health. In clinical research, healthy individuals participate as controls or “the norm” to compare with the condition under investigation. Research ...

 
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4th Annual Hispanic Health Fair-September 30

The event is coordinated by Portal de Salud with help from a broad range of volunteer organizations and provides free health services to attendees and helps coordinate Primary Care homes for patients. Stations at the event will include women's health, HIV, vision, hearing, exercise, health education, and children's services. Volunteers needed - Spanish language skills are not required to volunteer.
 
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2017 Wellness, Healthy Living, & Community Engagement Day-October 21

This day will highlight Morehouse School of Medicine¿s (MSM) partnerships and collaborations with neighborhood residents and other external partners in service, research, patient care, and training. This day will be a time to celebrate, recognize, and support MSM's community partners for the unique roles they play in creating opportunities for better health where we live, learn, work and play.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Call for Abstracts: Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Science 2017-Due Thursday

The RCMI Translational Science 2017 conference (October 28-November 1) will highlight the importance of basic, clinical, and population science collaborations to address minority health and health disparities. RCMI 2017 presents opportunities to share new and innovative approaches toward eliminating health disparities, developing the next generation of biomedical scientists, and extending the reach and visibility of the RCMI community by engaging NIMHD and NIH grantees with research interests in health disparities.
 
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The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency-September 5

Leading public health, law enforcement, and clinical experts discuss this national crisis ¿ from its causes to implications for our country's future. Event is free and open to the public.
 
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Cancer Research Program Seminar Series: PROGNOSTIX: A Pipeline for Personalized Diagnostics & Drug Treatments-September 5

Presented by Jeffrey Skolnick, PhD, director, Center for the Study of Systems Biology, Mary and Maisie Gibson Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology, School of Biological Sciences,Georgia Institute of Technology and hosted by Morehouse School of Medicine in Hugh Gloster Building Room 205.
 
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K-Club: Publishing & Preprints-October 9

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. The discussion will be led by Gary Miller, PhD, professor and Associate Dean for Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Emory University. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, classrooms 5-7. Sponsored by Emory Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine, Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science ...

 
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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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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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NIH National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Center Clinical Trials Workshop-September 22

The goal of this workshop is to address challenges and opportunities for impactful clinical trials in medical rehabilitation, such as trial design, issues in recruitment and retention, mobile technology integration, multi-modal interventions, control groups, response heterogeneity, rigor and reproducibility, and data and safety monitoring. Following an introductory lecture, workshop participants will divide into breakout sessions based on their experience level as investigators. Registration is free but space is limited. Travel award opportunities available.
 
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Treatment of Severe Feeding Aversion with Mechanistic Insights from Cross-Species Translational Investigations-September 27

Presented by Shannon L. Gourley, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and William Sharp, PhD, director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Symposium XX: Health Services Research-October 26

Presented by Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth and hosted by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and Georgia CTSA from noon-2:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine. ...

 
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PCORI Annual Meeting: Delivering Results, Informing Choices-October 31-November 2

Join PCORI for this important event, which will bring together more than 1,000 researchers, patients, clinicians, and others from across the healthcare community. The theme of this year's meeting reflects the growing number of important findings being generated by PCORI-funded studies.
 
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News

 
 
 

Science: What do revised U.S. rules means for human research?

 
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Overcoming past mistakes with patients in medical research

 
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A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

 
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