eRoundup for 11/21/08
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
November 21, 2008
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award Creates New Ph.D. Path Linking Laboratory & Population Sciences
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has selected Emory University for a $2.5 million, five-year award aimed at training new biomedical scientists whose expertise in research and teaching will bridge laboratory and population sciences.
Emory's program, housed within the Emory University Graduate School, will create a new doctoral pathway called Human Health: Molecules to Mankind (M2M), with the theme of "Understanding human health: integrating biology, behaviors, environments, and populations." Each doctoral student will train within two existing PhD programs, one in a laboratory science and one in a population science.
Students will enroll in the Emory Graduate School and will align with existing PhD programs or with a new proposed PhD program in predictive health in Emory School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health. Emory College will be a key participant, along with collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A collaboration with the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute also involves the Morehouse School of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Read more…
Human Health: Molecules to Mankind - December 15-16
The 4th Annual National Symposium on Predictive Health will be held December 15 through 16, at the Emory Conference Center. The ACTSI Translational Technologies and Resources (TTR) program is co-sponsoring the event. Faculty and staff members from Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Kaiser, and the CDC can register free online. During registration, when asked “how did you hear about the symposium?” please credit the ACTSI. For more information or to register please click here. To read more click, the silver bullet of preventive care.
Emory/GA Tech Collaborative Funding Opportunity - Deadline January 16, 2009
EmTech Biotechnology Development, Inc. is inviting collaborative proposals from Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology faculty for funding under the EmTech Bio Collaborative Seed Grant Program. The program funds Emory and Georgia Tech Collaborative research in biomedical science. Applications from Emory faculty should be routed through OSP and are due at EmTech by January 16, 2009. Visit here for full details. For additional information, please refer to the FAQs. The SPAF (OSP Routing Form) can be found here.
ACTSI is showcased on the www.ctsaweb.org Participating Institution’s page. The Visit Site link directs visitors to the newly updated ACTSI website, www.actsi.org. Other additions to the CTSA website include, the CTSA Committee and Activities links which has updated titles to reflect recent CTSA Consortium infrastructure changes. Also, research resources are added to the Resources for Researchers page often. The resources include NIH Translational Research 1 Neuroscience resources, Pediatric research resources, and new NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements organized under the respective CTSA key functions. Updates to Resources for Researchers are made biweekly. For more information or to submit information, please email NIH Medical Officer, Dr. Rosemarie Filart.
KL2 - Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members Request for Application - Deadline February 1, 2009
Junior faculty members at the MD or PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Tech who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become independent clinical investigators are encouraged to apply to the KL2 – Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program. The KL2 award provides support for didactic and mentored research training for junior faculty members committed to a career in clinical investigation. The KL2 award includes 75% salary support per year for the junior faculty member, a technical budget for research costs and tuition, and some salary support for the trainee’s Lead Mentor.
The KL2 – MCTRS Program (formerly K12 program) is part of the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) Program supported by the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
Please see the program’s website, http://www.medicine.emory.edu/RETCD, for more details. Those interested in applying are urged to contact Cheryl Sroka at the ACTSI RETCD program office at 404-727-5096 or email@example.com.
PhD Graduate Students and Medical Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research - Dual Degree Program - Deadline March 1, 2009
The Research Education, Training, and Career Development (RETCD) program of the NIH-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) announces new opportunities for clinical and translational research training for PhD graduate students (PhD/MSCR predoctoral track) and medical students. Students enrolled at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Georgia Tech (GT) are eligible. The goal of the program is to provide novel training for PhD graduate students or medical students with outstanding potential for careers in clinical and/or translational research.
Application must be submitted electronically by email, TL1Applications@erooms.emory.edu, and are due no later than March 1, 2009. For PhD graduate students please visit http://www.atlantactsi.org/retcd/documents/TL1_PhD_grad_stud-9-30-08_FINAL.pdf; for medical students please visit http://www.atlantactsi.org/retcd/documents/TL1_MED_STUDENTS-9-30-08-final.pdf. For more information visit www.actsi.org/retcd.
Medical and Graduate Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research - Short-Term Training Opportunity
Current medical students at Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and other health professional trainees pursuing doctoral degrees in public health, biomedical engineering, nursing and other fields at Emory, MSM and Georgia Tech can apply for short-term (3 month) stipends ($5,190 of salary support during this 3-month training period) funded by the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) program of the NIH-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). This mechanism will support medical and graduate students who are interested in a short course program focused on clinical and/or translational research under the mentorship of a successful, federally funded faculty mentor.
Application for the short-term training program includes several components that should be submitted electronically by emailing TL1Applications@erooms.emory.edu. For more information please visit http://www.atlantactsi.org/retcd/documents/TL1_three-month_program-9-30-08_FINAL.pdf or www.actsi.org/retcd.