Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Provide Vital Support for Groundbreaking ANCHOR Study
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September 23, 2022


Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Provide Vital Support for Groundbreaking ANCHOR Study

“GCRCs sites provide experienced, knowledgeable research staff. Investigators will be pleasantly pleased with having a complex trial run and supervised by the GCRCs because of the efficiency, attention to detail, and level of support you will receive to complete your study,” says Dr. Lisa Flowers. The ANCHOR study was conducted at 25 clinical sites across the US including the GCRC unit at Grady led by Principal Investigator Lisa Flowers, MD, MPH.

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Congratulations Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Award Recipients

Georgia CTSA is pleased to announce four additional awards funded as Pilot Grant recipients for a total of 10 awards in Round #119 Georgia CTSA. The Pilot Grants program is a catalyst and vehicle for the transformation of clinical and translational science in Georgia.

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

This page contains a listing of active and expired funding opportunities specific to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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* HEAL INITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management – Due Dates Vary

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis by supporting the development of therapies and technologies directed at enhanced pain management through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program . This FOA is focused on applications directed at improving pain treatment, including the development of new non-addictive medications and devices and objective pain measurement. In addition, NIH is interested in new screening tools and models focused specifically on pain and development of pain therapies.

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NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program Funding Opportunity Announcements – Due Dates Vary

These FOAs will invite applications to extend and expand the capacity of the ECHO Cohort to further investigate the roles of a broad range of early exposures from society to biology, including the preconception period, across ECHO’s five key child health outcome areas—pre-, peri- and postnatal, upper and lower airways, obesity, neurodevelopment, and positive health—among diverse populations.

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CFAR-HBCU Collaborative Award for Research Exchange Program – LOIs Due October 3

Are you an early-stage HIV investigator or independent investigator who is new to HIV research at an Atlanta-area HBCU? The Emory CFAR invites you to apply for a one-year pilot award of up to $50K for research projects that aim to advance HIV prevention, treatment, care, and/or cure strategies.

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Social Justice and the Socially Engaged Arts Funding Program – Due October 15

Emory University Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a new research funding program in the broad areas of social justice and the socially engaged arts. This opportunity, open to full-time faculty of any rank from all of Emory, seeks proposals of compelling new ideas for research or scholarly works. Proposals can address work that aligns with a single topic area or work that integrates efforts across multiple areas and must include a clear plan for using these seed funds to create a (mostly) self-sustaining signature initiative at Emory.

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* Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation: Dealing with Pandemics – LOIs due November 1

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) is pleased to announce the nineteenth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness involving adult and/or pediatric patients. Awards will support innovative approaches that are consistent with the goals of HIP and address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access, which include (but are not limited to): coordination of public health and healthcare systems in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; provider-patient safety; clinical preparedness and communication; health policy and disparities. Proposals that include issues dealing with pandemics are encouraged.

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NIH RADx® Tech for Maternal Health Challenge – Due November 1

The National Institutes of Health will soon launch the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology (RADx® Tech) for Maternal Health Challenge, a competition offering up to $8 million in cash prizes to accelerate the development of technologies to improve maternal health outcomes for those who live in areas lacking access to maternity care. The challenge will prioritize home-based or point-of-care diagnostic devices, wearables, and other remote sensing technologies to extend care and improve health outcomes during the postpartum period.

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Long COVID Computational Challenge (L3C) – Due December 15

To complement the National Institutes of Health (NIH) other Long COVID research initiatives, the RADx-Radical (RADx-rad) program at the NIH is launching the Long COVID Computational Challenge (L3C) designed to support creative data-driven solutions that meaningfully advance the current understanding of the risks of developing PASC/Long COVID. Join the challenge to develop, train, and test models to aid in predicting the susceptibility to and likelihood of developing PASC/Long COVID in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Register for the webinar on September 21.

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Phlebotomy 101 – November 17 & 18

GCRCs offer 13.8 contact hours for completing Phlebotomy 101 Training, an introductory training to venipuncture. The two-day classroom and clinical hands-on training teaches venipuncture. This course is offered to research coordinators and led by GCRC nurses. Open to Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Georgia CTSA employees at MSM and UGA. The next training is on November 17 & 18. Advanced Registration Required: Register in Register in ELMS (Emory Learning Management System) .

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Research Resources

Grant Wise

Would you like an experienced grant writer to help provide guidance for your grant? The Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. Receive support with developing a timeline, reviewing specific aims, writing/editing the text, and responding to reviewers. Grant Wise is available to faculty of institutions within the Georgia CTSA - Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM, & UGA.

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Georgia CTSA Match

Looking to connect with experts in your field? Join the new Georgia CTSA Match! The platform encourages meaningful networking and collaboration by pairing researchers based on similar interests. These matches will help you to build networking opportunities acting as a catalyst to spur your research forward. Discover more and Join Now!

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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

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Innovation & Translation

Emory Innovation Forum – October 26

Hosted from 5-7 PM by the Emory SOM Dean's Office, the Emory Innovation Forum strives to create a culture of open cross-pollination that can lead to exciting collaborations and innovations across numerous departments both within and beyond Emory. This event will highlight unmet clinical needs with emerging technologies followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A session in which ideas are shared and collaborative partnerships can be identified.

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RADx COVID-19 Research Testing Site at Executive Park

Emory, Georgia Tech, and Children’s are working with NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program to evaluate and bring more COVID tests to market and recently opened a new COVID testing site at 59 Executive Park South NE. Symptomatic individuals who agree to participate in the research will receive a $50 gift card and no cost PCR COVID test. Learn more .


RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

Help us better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19! If you or someone in your family recently had COVID, or are feeling the long-term effects of COVID, you might be able to help us understand more about it and how to treat it. Those who have not had COVID are also encouraged to participate.

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Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry – TODAY

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST for the Regulatory Science Symposium: Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry.

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Emory SCORE SexMatters RIP – September 28

Join us virtually from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for a seminar on “Prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding and associations with physical health and well-being in 10 low- and middle-income country settings” with Sheela Sinharoy, PhD and “Transcriptomic and functional analysis of rectal mucosal immune cells among cisgender and transgender individuals” with S. Abigail Smith, PhD.


NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Webinar – September 29

Join us at 2:00 PM for an overview of the upcoming NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing. Attendees will be able to ask questions and present ideas/concerns about how Emory can support researchers to meet this policy.


CCNR Seminar – October 3

Join us in-person at Emory Children’s Center Conference Room 302 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for a seminar on “Neurobehavioral Consequences of Viral Infections in Nonhuman Primates” with guest speaker Jessica Raper, PhD. Lunch is provided. Register by September 30.


CGHI Innovation Summit – October 11

Call for presenters and poster abstracts: Apply to present by September 19. For more than 20 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia's premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 500+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. Join us at Mercedes Benz Stadium as we showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment. Learn more details on how to submit an abstract online.

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International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) Conference – October 17-19

The IACRN annual conference offers clinical research nurses (CRNs) the opportunity to build on current knowledge, share personal experience, and network with national and international CRN colleagues while addressing the educational needs of the CRN. The dynamic and complex global landscape of clinical research has an impact on the professional development activities for CRNs. The 2022 conference will focus on advancement in clinical research nursing through cultivating and building the specialty practice.

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Speed Networking: AI Health – October 20

Join faculty across Georgia CTSA for an energetic and dynamic virtual networking session from 4:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom! Emory SOM Dean Sukhatme will emcee as attendees present their research in 3 minutes with goal of seeking new collaborators. Featured Speaker is Anant Madabhushi , PhD, a global leader in developing AI to improve outcomes for individuals with cancer and other diseases. Presenter slots are limited, so register early. Non-presenters are welcome to collaborate.

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Mentoring Up: Resources for Success in Research Integrity – October 26 & 27

Supportive mentoring is critical in ensuring a positive climate which fosters diversity, integrity, and robust research. The Big Ten Academic Alliance Responsible Conduct of Research Collaborative (BTAA-RCR Collaborative) invites you to participate in a free two-day virtual conference providing insights into beneficial mentoring to support the needs of mentors, mentees, and research institutions.

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2022 Emory Integrated Core Facilities Core Day - November 15

Join us in person in Convocation Hall at Emory University from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Core Day 2022 – core science talks, poster sessions, keynote speakers, and more will be in store! Register by November 1.

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Medical Device Regulations Conference – November 15-17

Medical device manufacturers and innovators, regulatory and quality assurance professionals, regulators and academics are invited to attend the 9th Annual UGA/FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference. This conference is co-sponsored by the FDA and UGA’s International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences program. Register by October 12 and save $100.

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How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in Your Research – December 7

Join us via Zoom from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Workshop on How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in Your Research with Carolyn Mazure, PhD. Register and submit an abstract or for additional conference information. The deadline to submit an abstract is October 24, 2022.

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2023 Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference – March 1-3 (Abstracts Due: November 7)

Mark your calendar and plan to join us in 2023 as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships! Researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an abstract by November 7. Read Call for Abstracts .

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