eRoundup for 04/18/08
Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
April 18, 2008
Dr. Robert Taylor (Gyn/OB) was presented with the 2007 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr Taylor was recognized for his research on how hormones influence gene expression in endometriosis to create an inflammatory environment and spur angiogenesis when they are in the perineum. Dr. Taylor is Gyn/OB's Research Director and ACTSI Picotracs Program Director.
Dr. Douglas Eaton has been named Chair of the Department of Physiology. Dr Eaton is also Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Center for Cell and Molecular Signaling and of the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching program, and ACTSI Translational Technologies and Resources Asc Program Director. He has been in the SOM since 1986, has served as Deputy Chair of the department for most of that time, and was appointed Interim Chair in Sept. 2007 after the death of Dr. Robert Gunn.
"Complying with the VA Privacy and Information Cabinet/Judiciary Technology Security Policy" presented by Marc Overcash on Friday April 18 as part of the Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND) 2008 Annual Meeting and Workshop on VA Information Security Policy and Clinical Research: Making it Work; Sharing Solutions, jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education. Mr Overcash is Deputy CIO, Research & Health Sciences IT and Faculty, Public Health Informatics Program, Emory University, and ACTSI Biomedical Informatics Program Director. Presenters will speak to their institutions experiences in implementing and complying with the IT Security policy, obstacles encountered and how these are surmounted, and how research is adapted to these measures. AAMC GRAND
"The Missing Link in Health Reform" will be presented by Kenneth E Thorpe, PhD on April 28, 4:00 pm in the NH Woodruff School of Nursing room P01 as part of the CDC/Emory University Joint Lecture series: Health Systems Transformation. Dr Thorpe is the Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions and RW Woodruff Professor & Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health. A reception will follow. For more information contact Santa J Ono (Email Santa J Ono).
Ethics and Translational Research: From Discovery to Implementation Thursday, May 15 from 8:30a-4:15p Emory University Cox Hall Ballroom
Presented by The Emory Center for Ethics and EUSOM Clinical Trials Office Second Annual Symposium. The advent of translational research presents new and unprecedented challenges in maintaining patient safety, the integrity of scientific research, and the publics trust in research universities and institutions. This program's faculty will discuss a host of these challenges and offer practical recommendations whereby they can be productively and ethically managed.
Ethics and Translational Research
NCRR Winter/Spring 2008 E-Newsletter
NIA Administrative Supplements for Translational Research Leading to New Interventions, Health Practices and Policies (NOT-AG-08-003)
The National Institute on Aging announces the availability of funds in fiscal year 2009 (FY09) that are specifically designated for translational aging research leading to new interventions, health practices and policies. full announcement
Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Biomedical and Behavioral Research (SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-08-114)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the translation of technologies for biomedical or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace. full FOA
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day
Tuesday April 29, noon to 8 pm
Ben & Jerry's Highland
800 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306