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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

January 20, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia Magazine: Partners in STEM

ACTSI and the Community Engagement Research Program's supported research is featured in the January issue ...

 
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Community & Academic Partnerships in Research: What Makes Them Work?-January 27

Please join the exciting training and hear from community and academic researchers about their experiences in developing partnerships and nurturing and sustaining those partnerships. Improving the health of our communities depends most of all on successful partnerships. ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Nine New PCORI Funding Announcements Published-LOI Due February 14

In addition to five PFAs under PCORI's National Priorities for Research, there are two targeted announcements on chronic low back pain.
 
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Technologies for Improving Minority Health & Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)-Due February 22

This FOA invites eligible U.S. small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s). Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations.
 
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Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate & Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging Systems (R01)-Due March 1

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate translation of scientific discoveries and engineering developments in imaging or spectroscopic technologies into methods or tools that address problems in cancer biology, risk of cancer development, diagnosis, treatment, and/or disease status.
 
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Winship Invest$ Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant-Due March 1

Thanks to generous gifts from the Senior Men¿s Golf Association of Dunwoody Country Club and the Club¿s John Kauffman Prostate Cancer Golf Event, Winship Cancer Institute is pleased to announce a prostate cancer research pilot grant opportunity for Winship investigators. Innovative proposals that address prostate cancer research including but not limited to basic or translational research, investigator initiated clinical trials (related IRB submission must be either in review or approved), health disparities, imaging, survivorship or quality of life will be considered for funding.
 
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NINDS Exploratory Clinical Trials (R01)-Due March 21

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage grant applications for investigator-initiated exploratory clinical trials to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The trials must address questions within the mission and research interests of the NINDS and may evaluate drugs, biologics, and devices, as well as surgical, behavioral and rehabilitation therapies.
 
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The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience: 2018 Memory & Cognitive Disorders Award-Due March 27

The fund supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Prep Training: Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) Exam-Starting on Saturday

If you are scheduled to take the SOCRA CCRP examination on February 25, there are some available training sessions to help you prepare. These sessions are offered by Anyi Ihiasota (CRC II) and Ashlea Moore (CRC II) in January and February.
 
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Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED)

Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED)

Build your leadership skills through this no-cost program. PROMISED training will expand your career coaching, leadership, and mentoring skills to help you more effectively mentor scientists who belong to underrepresented groups, as defined by the NIH. If you are a mentor at the assistant professor (at least five years in rank or equivalent) or above, PROMISED is designed for you.
 
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Accepting Applications: ACTSI TL1 (T32) Training Grant

The TL1 program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training for individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The TL1 program supports didactic and mentored research training through the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program. ...

 
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ACTSI KL2-Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1

The goal of the ACTSI KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and University of Georgia (UGA). The ACTSI KL2 program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become ...

 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture-Apply by April 25

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with ACTSI, is offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2017. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the ACTSI partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and UGA) are ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Ethics Podcasts in Research: Mentorship

Mentorship of a less experienced researcher is a pivotal responsibility of all scientists. This partnership establishes independent researchers, aiding with the professional evolution of the mentee. Success in research, however, does not always equate to good mentorship. These relationships often exist on a spectrum, ranging from the overly friendly mentor that creates boundary issues, to the mentor hyper-focused on their own work, offering vague direction to their dependent. Problems easily coalesce.
 
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HHS & 15 other Federal Departments/Agencies Announce Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule)

Revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make the Common Rule more effective, the final rule is intended to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Productive Partnerships for Research

This researcher and patient advocate talk about the benefits of having patients and other stakeholders come together and be involved in every facet of healthcare research.
 
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Webinar: LGBTQ Health & Data Collection Resources for Georgia-based Providers-January 30

The webinar includes technical assistance for sexual orientation and gender identity data collection and reporting. Presenters include The Health Initiative: Georgia's Voice for LGBTQ Health and The Fenway Institute at 1:00 p.m. at Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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Call for Abstracts-Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality-Due Tuesday, February 10

The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Forum will be held all-day on April 27 and half-day on April 28 at the Atlanta Technical College Dennard Conference Center. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and share your translational research and/or program experiences related to academic and community partnerships. Register | Save the Date | Forum Goals ...

 
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Events

 
 
 

Translational Genomics for Oncology: Integrating DNA & RNA Workflows for Informing Clinical Trials-Today

Presented by Michael Rossi, PhD, assistant professor, Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, at 12:15 p.m. in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, 5th Floor Winship).
 
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Atlanta BEST: Cross Discipline Speed Networking with Business, Law, Sciences, & Social Sciences with Graduate Students-Thursday

Join PhD, MBA, and JD students and postdoctoral fellows across Emory and Georgia Tech to practice effective networking skills in a speed networking, structured format from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Emory.
 
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Statistics Friday-January 27

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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HPV Vaccine: FDA Approval was Just the Beginning-February 8

Presented by keynote speaker Douglas R. Lowy, MD, acting director, National Cancer Institute, NIH at Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care Auditorium at 1:30 p.m.
 
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Webinar: Class II Medical Device Innovation & IP Strategy: Case Study in Women's Health Products-February 9

 
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K-Club: Research Dissemination: Preprints, Data Repositories, & the Traditional Journal-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, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science ...

 
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Clinical Research Bootcamp 101-February 24

Full-day workshop providing comprehensive overview of the major components involved in clinical research and resources available at Emory.
 
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Exploring the Role of Genomics in Achieving Health Equality-March 9

Presented by Dr. Herman Taylor, Jr., Morehouse School of Medicine, and hosted by NHGRI.
 
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Save the Date: Venture Atlanta 2017-October 11-12

At the College Football Hall of Fame
 
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News

 
 
 

Association for Clinical & Translational Science Award Nominations-Due February 3

Acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the investigators and educators you work with by submitting a nomination for one of the awards presented at Translational Science 2017.
 
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Succeeding while overcoming obstacles: Morehouse School of Medicine President

 
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Georgia Tech: Economic Innovation Ecosystem

 
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Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect ACTSI support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR000454. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health." KL2 Scholars should also list KL2 TR000455 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1 TR000456.