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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 8, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Seeks Applications for Translational Research-LOI Due September 29

The society's Translational Research Program was developed to encourage and provide early support for clinical research in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma focused on innovative approaches to treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. The program is designed to support new and innovative research that demonstrates high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. Projects should be based on molecular, cellular, or integrated systems findings and be conceptually innovative.
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Central Biochemistry Laboratory (U24)-LOI Due October 3

The NIDDK invites Cooperative Agreement applications for an open competition for the Central Biochemistry Laboratory (CBL) of The Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) consortium. The CBL will work cooperatively with the existing Clinical Coordinating Centers (CCCs) and Data Coordinating Center (DCC) of the study as a Consortium. Participant evaluations in some domains will be expanded, and follow-up will extend beyond the onset of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Pilot & Feasibility Awards-Due October 6

The intent of the award is to enable cystic fibrosis investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative clinical trial.
 
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BrightFocus Accepting Applications for Alzheimer's & Glaucoma Research-Due October 18

The BrightFocus Foundation provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer┬┐s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
 
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NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01)-LOI Due November 7

The goal of this FOA is to transform our understanding of how dynamic interactions among multiple cell types involved in neuroimmune interactions (e.g., neurons, glia cells, neurovascular units, or other neuroimmune components) mediate the transition from normal central nervous system (CNS) function to disorder conditions.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology & Brain Science (R01)-Due December 7

This FOA is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.
 
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Population Assessment of Tobacco & Health (PATH) Biospecimen Access (X01)-Due January 31

The PATH Study provides the scientific community with biospecimens (urine, plasma, and serum) and related research data on behaviors, attitudes, biomarkers, and health outcomes associated with tobacco use in the U.S. This opportunity allows investigators to apply for access to the biospecimens from the PATH Study.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Grant Writing Coaching Group Open for Applications-Due September 15

Are you a graduate student, faculty, postdocs, or new NIH investigator preparing a new or resubmitting a revised NIH F-, K-, or R-series proposal? Do you want to be coached on effective writing techniques from experienced grant writers? NRMN has worked with over 350 people who are on the journey to becoming independent researchers. Let NRMN's highly skilled grant writing coaches help you submit a grant proposal. Assistance is free.
 
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Post-doctoral Research Fellowships for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color-Due October 30

The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. The fellows will be located in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the CDC, in Atlanta.
 
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2018 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award-Due November 15

The objective is to support career development of a junior faculty member in the specialty of allergy, asthma, and immunology. Funding is to support career advancement through research progress in basic and/or clinical allergy and immunology and to promote the specialty.
 
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NHLBI Research Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Research (K12)-Due December 14

The goal of the program is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Let's Not Mention that in the Report
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Department of Health & Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA) SBIR, STTR, & Fast-Track Grant Solicitations Now Open-Due January 5

 
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Community

 
 
 

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Hosts Walk with a Doc Program-Starting Tomorrow

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital partners with the City of Dunwoody to offer a free monthly walk event at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Road) that encourages exercise, outdoor activity, and guidance on healthy lifestyle practices. Join Stephen Szabo, MD, director of community oncology at Winship Cancer Institute tomorrow. He specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and benign hematology, and he will speak on Personalized Oncology. The initiative will be held on the second Saturday of each month.
 
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Emory's Glenn Family Breast Center to Hosts Breast Cancer Conference at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital-Tomorrow

Winship Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta are hosting to educate, engage, and empower those impacted by breast cancer. The free event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Emory Saint Joseph's Auditorium. Parking is complimentary and a free breakfast will be provided. Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center experts will give an overview of breast cancer care and discuss the latest diagnostic and treatment options including clinical trials. Specialists will be on hand to talk about life after breast cancer treatment including breast reconstruction as well as the management of treatment-related side effects.
 
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Events

 
 
 

State of the Industry: Population Health & Digital Health-Tuesday

Hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience Leadership Council at Morehouse School of Medicine at 9:00 a.m.
 
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European Reference Networks on Rare Neurological Diseases Webinar-Wednesday

The NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research hosts the webinar at 10:00 a.m. to provide information on the European Reference Networks on Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND), and to explore potential areas for research collaboration with the European Union. The aim of the networks is to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions that require highly specialized treatment and concentrated knowledge and resources.
 
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September Nutrition Seminar: Food Biomarkers Using Metabolomics-Thursday

Ying Wang, PhD, American Cancer Society, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled Identifying Potential Food Biomarkers Using Untargeted Metabolomics in Postmenopausal Women at noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 120.
 
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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 include panelists Rebecca Burns, Medical Affairs Manager, Arbor Pharmaceuticals; Tania Johnson, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Development, Arbor Pharmaceuticals; and Grace Powers, MS, MBA, RAC, Principal Consultant, Powers Regulatory Consulting.
 
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Open Forum: Network Proposal Submissions-September 21

Learn more about the Network Proposal Submission process and have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information.
 
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Atlanta Autism Consortium Autism Research Symposium-September 28

It will provide autism research updates in the form of oral presentations, panel discussions and poster session. Everyone is welcome. Registration is free.
 
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Online Screener & Survey Participants: The Good, the Bad, & the Rogue-October 2

When gathering participant information online, it's often convenient and efficient to use screeners and surveys on study websites and via email. However, caution is needed when creating the questionnaires and using the data, as not all survey completers are as truthful as we might hope! In this webinar, you'll learn about one researcher's online Qualtrics survey challenges and how she conquered them, recommendations for appropriate compensation for rogue participants, and tips for using REDCap to help separate the wheat from the weeds.
 
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Translational Research Symposium 2017: Found in Translation-October 4

Sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the University of Michigan Office of Research, will convene translational research experts from across the University of Michigan and beyond to help shape the future of translation through interactive brainstorming sessions. NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, will deliver the keynote address on the future of translation. Registration is free.
 
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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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Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Science 2017-October 28-November 1

The conference 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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News

 
 
 

NIH Selects Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine to Join National Precision Medicine Research Effort

 
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FY17 Research Awards Received by Emory Grows to $628m Reflecting an Increase of Over 9%

 
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