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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 3, 2017

In this edition:


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Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Catching Up with Capstone

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Capstone Design course at Georgia Institute of Technology is an opportunity for students from diverse realms of engineering to design, build, and test prototypes with real world applications. This culminates into the Senior Design Expo, in which students pitch the invention and marketability of their product, competing with their peers for top prizes. Many projects will become successful IP (intellectual property) ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

NINR Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)-LOI Due February 24

This FOA encourages applications that propose the complete planning, design, and preparation of the documentation necessary for implementation of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The application should propose the developmental work to be performed that would enhance the probability of reaching definitive outcomes in a clinical trial.
 
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American Diabetes Association: Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Award (ICTS)-Due April 17

The program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged.
 
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Pfizer CTI Call for Proposals-Due April 28

Pfizer's CTI network includes partners from leading academic medical centers, foundations, and NIH. The CTI goal is to identify biotherapeutic molecules and speed research and drug development from validated target to proof-of-mechanism in the clinic. Advantages to Collaborating with CTI A cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) collaboration with CTI includes access to Pfizer's drug development expertise, publishing rights and resources. It also may provide funding to carry out the collaborative work at the NIH Intramural Research Program principal investigator's laboratory.
 
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March of Dimes 2018 Research Program-Due April 30

MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to the mission of the March of Dimes, to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
 
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Transformative High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy Program: Support for the Creation of National Centers of Cryoelectron Microscopy-Due June 30

The NIH Common Fund program in Transformative High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (cryoEM) aims to accelerate and broaden the impact of recent dramatic advances in cryoEM technology on the biomedical research community. The centers will provide access to state-of-the-art equipment, technical support, and cross-training for the production and analysis of high-resolution data.
 
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RJWF Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Their mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.
 
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Quick Wins

Are you frustrated with a device that you use? Is there a clinical process you see that needs improvement? Do you have a brilliant idea for a system, device, or program that would make life better `For the Kids?' Quick Wins is a funding program put in place to provide rapid solutions to unmet clinical and business needs at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

K Award Tutorial Registration Now Open-February 16 & 24

In anticipation of the June 2017 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals, Emory's Office of Postdoctoral Education is offering an NIH K Grant Writing Course.The series will address: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal.
 
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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 FastTracĀ® 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 Representation: An Instance of Data Manipulation
 
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Video: ClinicalTrials.gov: New Clinical Trial Policies

If your trial is funded at all by NIH, there are new policies for registering and reporting your data starting in 2017. The CTSA at UAB created this short video to explain the policy.
 
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Georgia CTSA-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research at Georgia Tech

Statistics research group directed by ISyE/BME professor Brani Vidakovic, offers free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives. Every Wednesday from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in the Wallace H. Coulter BME (Whitaker) room 2100, the group will provide assistance and statistical advice for external grant applications, model/methodology selection, and publication/PhD thesis work, as well as general data analysis coming ...

 
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Free Online Course on Group-randomized Trials Now Available

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) recently launched a free, seven-part, online course called 'Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine' to help researchers design and analyze group-randomized trials (GRTs).
 
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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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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Offers Free Health Screenings at Women's Health Event-February 23

Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual Ladies' Night Out event devoted to women's health on from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
 
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All of Us Research Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners-Due March 24

Diverse community support vital for a cohort program reflective of the U.S. population The NIH announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.
 
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NFL Player Spends Off-Season Participating in Research

Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner will spend a second off-season taking part in a research project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit. Last spring he studied how fructose and salt affect hypertension in lab rats. "I love the healthcare field," said Zenner. "I'm really interested in that, and no matter what profession you want to go into, these research experiences and publications are invaluable."
 
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Events

 
 
 

HPV Vaccine: FDA Approval was Just the Beginning-Wednesday

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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Statistics Friday-February 10

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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South Hub Data Science Webinar Roundtable: Applying Intelligence Augmentation to the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases-February 15

The ability to combine quantitative and qualitative analytical methodologies to diverse patient information provides the opportunity to identify and classify patients suffering from a rare disease based on their medical history and response to treatment.
 
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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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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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Save the Date: 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference-May 10

The half-day conference will explore From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age and be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. Mark your calendars!
 
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News

 
 
 

Threading the RSV needle: live attenuated vaccine effective in animals

 
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Emory & partners receive NIH funding to establish collaborative diabetes research center

 
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