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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

March 10, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MSCR Student & Sports Cardiologist Assists Atlanta Sports Teams; Focused on Sports Medicine-related Research

Jonathan Kim, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, adjunct professor, Division of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and Georgia CTSA Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) student, serves as the head team cardiologist for the Atlanta Falcons, most recently seen at the 2017 Super Bowl. Kim joined the Emory faculty in 2014 as part of the Emory Clinical ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

National Consortium for Data Science Data Fellows Call for Proposals-Due April 7

The NCDS Data Fellows Program provides faculty members from NCDS partner institutions the opportunity to receive funding to help support research on novel and innovative data science and data-focused business problems. Fellows receive up to $30,000 per award.
 
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NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)-Due April 17

This FOA invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan. The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and /or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research.
 
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Limited Competition: NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research & Institutional Resources (S21)-Due May 1

The purpose of this program is to build capacity and research infrastructure and to facilitate minority health and health disparities research at eligible institutions, but not to directly support the research projects itself.
 
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NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health & Health Disparities (U54)-Due May 15

This FOA invites applications to establish NIMHD Centers of Excellence in eligible institutions of higher education. The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by conducting transdisciplinary, multi-level research in a defined thematic area and by providing research opportunities and support for post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other investigators.
 
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The Health & Retirement Study (U01)-Due May 16

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the next six-year cycle of the study, which is the leading longitudinal data resource on patterns of age-related changes in the health and well-being of adults age 50 and older in the U.S.
 
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American Diabetes Association Pathway Grants-Due July 3

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.
 
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Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric & Adult Therapeutics (R21)

This FOA encourages grant applications that propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis, and estimation of disease progression, toxicity, and response to therapy.
 
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NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01) PAR-17-184-LOI Due September 18

This funding opportunity seeks teams comprising basic and clinical researchers and clinicians to develop tools for improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language disorders.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Course: Research Translation for Military & Veteran Health-March 29

The Society of Behavioral Medicine announces this pre-conference course in San Diego, CA.
 
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Public Health Informatics-March 30

The Region IV Public Health Training Center invites you to attend the Public Health Informatics training at the North Central Health District, Griffin, GA.
 
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University Vision, Design & Capacity (U-VDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops-April 20-21

Learn to write winning grants and build sustainable partnerships to improve minority health. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. This session will be held in Greensboro, NC.
 
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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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Request for Applications: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)-Due June 30

CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program that provides pre-doctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health. Sixteen credits of didactic training focused on translational research in Emory’s Laney Graduate School of Emory University are required to complete the certificate program. Emory faculty and postdocs may ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: First Poke, Then Hope
 
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Clinical Research Data Site Launched

The Clinical Research Data website recently launched, including information on accessing Emory Healthcare Clinical Data Warehouse, CFAR, Atlanta VA, Grady, and the Center for Health Discovery and Wellbeing.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award-Due April 6

The RWJF Sports Award recognizes innovative and collaborative approaches to making communities healthier places to live.
 
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School Grants for Healthy Kids-Due April 7

Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. Georgia Shape and Action for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Lifestyle Change Matters: Black Women's Health Equity from a Structural & Individual Paradigm-Tuesday

Part of the David Satcher, MD, PhD, Health Equity Research Seminar Series featuring keynote speaker Jemea S. Dorsey, President/Chief Executive Officer, Center for Black Women's Wellness in the Morehouse School of Medicine NCPC boardroom at 12:30 p.m.
 
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Insight Data Science Fellows Info Session & Workshop-Tuesday

Come get a high-level overview of data science trends and careers in industry and learn about the Insight Data Science Fellows Program at 10:00 a.m. at Georgia Tech. Or participate in a hands-on activity to get a feel for a day in the life of a data scientist, and how they approach their works at 2:00 p.m. in Emory School of Nursing, room 276.
 
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Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter Inter-professional Meet & Greet-Thursday

Students are invited to meet and network with local healthcare industry leaders at Emory RSPH at 6:00 p.m. as they discuss inter-professional aspects of their careers. Various professions across the healthcare industry will be represented including consulting, policy, public health, nursing, medicine, and allied health.
 
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Special K-Club: From Failure to Success: A Practical Guide-Monday

An informal faculty panel discussion featuring senior faculty from across the university will talk about the grants they did not get, the book contract that fell through, challenges they ran into when writing and/or researching – and what they gained from those failures. Hear their stories and learn how they kept from getting discouraged. The session will be held in the Center for Ethics Commons, Room 102 w/remote viewing in Egleston, Classrooms ...

 
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Pre-diagnostic Circulating Vitamin D & Risk of Colorectal & Breast Cancer: Results from an International Consortium-March 21

Marjorie L. McCullough, ScD, RD, Strategic Director, 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 4:00 p.m. in the Emory School of Medicine, room 170A.
 
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Addressing the Science of Diversity-March 27

Presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at 10:00 a.m. at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Registration is free.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Symposium XX: Health Services Research-Thursday

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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Smart Grids Big Data: The Next Steps-April 18

Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, a South Hub Spoke grant recipient, is holding a hands-on smart grids workshop.
 
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Photos & Slides: Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Community Health Matters Forum provided participants with the tools necessary to develop and sustain successful and mutually beneficial community-university translational research partnerships to improve population health in metro Atlanta and beyond. ...

 
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NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration

These two-day seminars, with a third optional pre-seminar workshop days, are taking place in New Orleans, LA (May 3-5) and Baltimore, MD (October 25-27). The program is geared towards new investigators and research administrators wanting to learn more about the NIH grants application and award processes.
 
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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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News

 
 
 

Association of American Medical Colleges: Herbert W. Nickens Award-Due April 7

The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and healthcare equity in the U.S.
 
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