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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

January 27, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PHOTOS-From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age

The half-day 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference explored the digital tools needed to facilitate a vision of personalized connected health and population health management. Co-hosted by ACTSI and Georgia Bio. ...

 
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Vitamin D deficiency associated with oxidative stress response to illness in critically ill children

ACTSI investigators Jessica Alvarez, PhD, RD, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Kiran Hebbar, MD, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, and Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, director of the Vitamin D Research Laboratory at Emory University, recently published a study investigating the relationship between vitamin D status and plasma markers of oxidative stress in critically ill ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Centers for Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Adolescent Health Promotion Research-LOI Due Tuesday

This FOA seeks applications from qualified organizations for teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health promotion research center grants. These centers will conduct, synthesize, and translate research into practice for the promotion of adolescent health and the prevention of teen pregnancy.
 
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RFA for Center for Drug Discovery Pilots-Due February 10

The Center for Drug Discovery is offering proof-of-concept pilot awards for Collaborative Drug Screening for Pediatric Diseases. All primary faculties in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are eligible. Pediatric Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) encourages basic and clinical researchers to submit applications focused on cell culture models of pediatric diseases for funding to support drug discovery assay validation and library screening.
 
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Imlay Innovation Fund-Due March 17

The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children's, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities. Proposals should focus on solving a problem related to the theme of Quality/Patient Safety.
 
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke Research Program Award (R35)-Due March 21

The purpose of the award is to provide longer-term support and increased flexibility to Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PIs) whose outstanding records of research achievement demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to neuroscience.
 
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Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership)-Due March 31

The purpose of the program is to demonstrate that multi-partner collaborations that address social determinants of health and have a nationwide or regional reach, focus, or impact can effectively improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations; develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions; increase the diversity of the health workforce; or increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities and facilitates the development, implementation, and assessment of health equity activities.
 
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National Lupus Outreach & Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program)-Due March 31

The program seeks to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by implementing a national health education program on lupus and developing, piloting, and assessing clinical trial education interventions for healthcare providers and paraprofessionals focusing on improving recruitment and retention rates in clinical trials for racial and ethnic minority populations affected by lupus.
 
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Mass General Hospital Student Prize Award: Technology Innovations Directed at the Needs of Primary Care in Medicine-LOI Due May 1

This competition, to encourage engineering-student interest in the challenges of primary care, is administered by the Ambulatory Care of the Future program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Any graduate or undergraduate student in any U.S. university engineering or science department may enter. Note that early planning greatly increases a student¿s chances of success. Forming teams and collaborations is important.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

ACTSI Training Opportunities at Georgia Tech-Tuesday

An info session will be held in the Petit Institute, Suddath Seminar Room 1128 from 11:00 a.m. to noon and presented by Pamela Bhatti, PhD, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech.
 
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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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PrYouth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Program Summer Fellows-Due February 15

The YHEMOP supports the future design, implementation, and evaluation of federal and public health workforce policies, specifically as it relates to capacity building for diverse organizations that promote health equity and/or address health disparities. Through this initiative, Health Equity Fellows (students enrolled in higher education studies) will be matched with diverse organizations to complete short-term Health Equity Projects that help improve health outcomes and close the gap on racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare.
 
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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

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: When an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study
 
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UGA Bioexpression & Fermentation Facility

The Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility (BFF) in the University of Georgia's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides state-of-the-art equipment and wide-ranging expertise in biotechnological applications to academic and industry clients.
 
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Community

 
 
 

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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First Look Health T.E.A.M. (Teaching Education And Mentoring)-February 11

High school students, come gain insight into the world of health professions at the 2nd annual event. Participants must be high school students currently enrolled in science and technology based curricula, and will have the opportunity to work with Morehouse School of Medicine students, residents, and faculty in a workshop setting.
 
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Volunteer: DeKalb County

There are many ways you can help to improve DeKalb's health. Discover how you can get involved in ensuring safer, healthier, and longer lives. Become a volunteer in DeKalb County's Board of Health working with community groups to promote wellness, assisting in a clinic or office, developing awareness campaigns, and helping to strengthen emergency response and community resilience.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Info Session on Emory's Core Lab Facilities-Monday

Research-intensive universities, like Emory University, are finding that effective core facilities can significantly enhance the impact and efficiency of research performed by its investigators. The Emory Integrated Core Facilities oversees the largest integrated core facilities and provides a single portal for the discovery and access to core facilities at Emory University. As academic scientific cores increase in number and complexity there is a growing need for PhD level scientists to manage the cores and assist faculty in developing well-defined projects.
 
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Small Dinner Series with Axion's Tom O'Brien-Wednesday

Join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network with Tom O'Brien, Axion Biosystems, President and CEO. O'Brien was most recently a senior executive at Philips Medical Systems, a division of Royal Philips, after the sale of Intermagnetics General Corporation (NASDAQ: IMGC). At Intermagnetics, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and President, Invivo Medical Devices. Prior to that, he held various senior executive positions in both public and private companies, in the U.S. and abroad.
 
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Statistics Friday-February 3

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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K-Club: Expanding Research Endeavors through Industry Collaborations-November 13

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presenters include Evan J. Anderson, MD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, investigator in the Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory. A light lunch ...

 
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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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Ethics of Integrating Research & Clinical Care-March 23-24

The bioethics community is gathering again this spring in Cincinnati. The event includes presentations by Scott Kim, MD, PhD, NIH Department of Bioethics; Andrew Mulberg, MD, Amicus Therapeutics (former Deputy Director of FDA); and Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine.
 
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Save the Date: Annual Rural Health Conference-May 9

The National Rural Health Association's Annual Conference will be held in San Diego, CA.
 
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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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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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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.