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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

September 29, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 

Collaborators Needed: Point-of-care Microsystems-based Diagnostics for Cardiac, Pulmonary, Hematologic, &/or Sleep Disorders-Due Tuesday

Members of the Georgia CTSA are jointly applying for an NIH center grant that will fund investigators to conduct clinical needs assessments for, technologically refine, and clinically validate novel point-of-care (POC) microsystems-based diagnostics specifically for cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic and/or sleep disorders. Accordingly, if you are developing a POC microsystems technology designed to detect, prevent, or treat heart, lung, blood and/or ...

 
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Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance receives $51 million NIH state-wide grant

After a decade of research collaboration, the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) will welcome a new partner and change its name, reflecting a new statewide focus. The University of Georgia will officially become the fourth academic partner and ACTSI will now be known as the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). This alliance is celebrating 10 years of research advancement by expanding across the ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS)-Due October 20

The program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster, which includes also Cellular and Biochemical Engineering; Biophotonics; Nano-Biosensing; and Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering.The goal of the EBMS program is to provide research opportunities to develop novel ideas into discovery-level and transformative projects that integrate engineering and life sciences in solving biomedical problems that serve humanity in the long-term.
 
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Psychological, Behavioral, & Neurocognitive-focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium-Due October 24

The purpose of this FOA is to support an ancillary study grant application(s) to add psychological, behavioral, and/or neurocognitive assessments to the data collection in adults enrolled at the clinical sites in the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) supported by the NIH Common Fund.
 
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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program-Due October 30

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications. The RWHAP Part A program funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area or a transitional grant area that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic
 
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Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, & Outcomes (R21)-Due December 5

Supported by the NIH Common Fund Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Program, this FOA solicits exploratory and developmental research project applications that will further the goal of the SOBC Program to advance a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research.
 
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Innovative Approaches or Technologies to Investigate Regional, Structural, & Functional Heterogeneity of CNS Small Blood & Lymphatic Vessels (R01)-Due December 11

This FOA will solicit research projects focused on the development of new technology and tools, or novel mechanistic studies, or a combination of mechanistic and technology development studies specific to central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels in health and disease, across the life span.
 
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NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50)-Due December 15

The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson's disease.
 
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WHSC Synergy II Award-Due December 15

Emory's Provost's Office and Emory¿s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announce a special cycle of Synergy II Awards to support new collaborative research projects between the faculty of the WHSC and the faculty of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS). This announcement seeks proposals for novel research projects co-led by faculty of the WHSC and faculty of the ECAS.
 
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American Lung Association/AAAAO Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award-Due December 21

The goals of this program are to foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors and to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)-LOI Due October 20

The program supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the program are to: complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.
 
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NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences-Due December 15

Selected scholars have access to webinars, resources, come to an in-person retreat to discuss their research project, and are matched with mixed methods expert consultants.
 
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Early- & Mid-Career Faculty Encouraged to Contact NIH to Express Interest in Next Generation Research Initiative

The initiative will allocate approximately $210 million in FY2017 and an additional $210 million each year for four years to support additional meritorious early-stage and mid-career investigators. This amount will ramp up over five years to reach approximately $1.1 billion per year.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: An Instance of Fraud
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Boehringer Ingelheim Industry Tour-Wednesday

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a closer look of Boehringer Ingelheim, a global animal health company that provides veterinarians across the region a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health and well-being of a wide range of animals. Formerly known as Merial, and now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, this is a world-leading animal health company that is on the cutting-edge of product development and innovation with a proven track record in producing pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, production animals, horses and wildlife.
 
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Capital Raising & IP Due Diligence for Life Sciences Companies-Wednesday

Join Georgia Bio for a networking event to discuss capital raising and the capital markets process, with a focus on due diligence relating to IP, your most important asset as a life sciences company. Jim Corbitt, Intellectual Property Director at Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC, will provide first-hand experience and insight into this crucial process.
 
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Community

 
 
 

2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize-Due November 3

The annual award recognizes and celebrates communities that are bringing partners together to improve health for all residents.
 
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Service Area Competition-Due November 6

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation¿s medically underserved.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Advances on the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Changing Diabetes Guidelines-Wednesday

8th Annual James Reed, MD, Lectureship by Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE, Professor of Medicine, Emory University Section Head, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Grady Health System, at noon in the Grady Trauma Education Auditorium at Grady Hospital.
 
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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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Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Sickle Cell Disease: PCORI or Bust-October 20

Presented by Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, Professor, Director of BMT, Chair of Blood and Marrow Transplant, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University, at noon in Egleston, Classroom 5.
 
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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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NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium 9th Investigators' Meeting-November 6-7

Since 2013, the NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium (ERCC) has been working to understand the biological functions of extracellular RNAs (exRNAs) and vesicles in the healthy body and in disease. The consortium aims to identify disease biomarkers that can be assayed from biofluids rather than through an invasive biopsy and to develop therapies for disease using exRNA and extracellular vesicles.
 
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Connecting Community to Research (CCR): A Training to Increase Community Partnership in Research-November 9

The webinar is an awareness building training designed to introduce community members to research and the role they can play as partners throughout the process. The Community Engagement team at the BU CTSI created CCR and an accompanying toolkit to facilitate partnerships between researchers, patients, and community members. This webinar will introduce the CCR training toolkit and offer some lessons learned and tips for conducting these trainings with community groups.
 
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News

 
 
 

UGA Joins Academic Alliance with $51M Grant to Improve Clinical Outcomes

 
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Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute gets $51M Grant, Undergoes Name Change

 
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Emory Receives Record $628M in External Research Funding for FY17

 
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Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect Georgia CTSA support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378. 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 KL2TR002381 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1TR002382.