eRoundup for 03/28/08
Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
March 28, 2008
PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMIT 08: Reducing and eliminating cancer disparities through public health strategies
Wednesday April 2, 1 to 4pm, reception to follow. Featured speaker: John Ruffin, PhD, Director, NIH National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities. Guest Speakers: Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society; Kimberly Redding, MD, MPH, Director, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Branch, Georgia Division of Public Health.
Louis W. Sullivan Auditorium, Morehouse School of Medicine, National Center for Primary Care, 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society
Please RSVP by March 28, 2008 to 404-752-1620
2008 COMMUNITY VOICES FREEDOM'S VOICE CONFERENCE: Addressing health disparities and inequities as a social justice issue for men, women and their families: the Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Awards Gala April 9-11, 2008. This three-day conference is an unprecedented assembly of national leaders in health care disparities and civil rights. It will include a gala event at the High Museum of Art on April 11, 2008, where Community Voices will honor one of our nation's leading voices, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien, with the Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award. Participants will present the latest research on these issues and disparities and best practices for reaching those living in poor urban and rural areas or re-entering life after prison, immigrants, and the homeless. For more information and to register: community voices events
Mini Grants for Engaged Scholarship and Learning
Deadline: April 14 for Summer and/or Fall 2008 grants
Emory's Office of University-Community Partnerships is now soliciting proposals from Emory faculty (tenure track and non-tenure track) for seed grant assistance for community-focused and/or community-based teaching and research activities. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for projects that add an experiential learning component to a new or existing course and grants of up to $5,000 are available for research projects that provide a direct and tangible benefit to communities in the greater Atlanta area. They are especially interested in projects that allow students to gain first-hand experience with real world issues, engage in some type of research activity, and provide assistance to the local community in addressing an important problem, opportunity, or need. See for details: details; PDF. Examples of current and previously funded projects can be found at: examples; contact Dr. Michael Rich, Director, (email@example.com) for information on OUCP assistance.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23, 2008.
The next round of CTSA awards will be announced in June/July and NIH has found it a great opportunity to get media coverage for the consortium. They have requested submission of vignettes that best showcase our CTSA for this upcoming media opportunity. Submit an example that best showcases: 1) ACTSI accomplishments over the past year, 2) how ACTSI resources benefited a significant research advance, 3) information regarding how ACTSI has leveraged CTSA funding to get additional money from state, federal, or nonprofit organizations, or 4) on the economic impact of ACTSI. (Samples are available upon request.)
Public Comment on Development of a Funding Opportunity Announcement on Translating Discoveries in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences
Opening Date: March 28, 2008 and Closing Date: April 28, 2008
The NHLBI is seeking input from the scientific community regarding topic areas and research findings in the basic behavioral and social sciences that have potential for aiding the development of innovative interventions to reduce obesity and improve obesity-related behaviors. The information obtained from responses to this RFI will aid the development of the upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that seeks applications to translate basic behavioral and social science research findings into obesity-reducing interventions and will inform the development of future programmatic activities in the area of health behavior change. survey