eRoundup for 6/11/10
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
June 11, 2010
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
Studio Consultations: Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, and Proposal Support
The ACTSI is pleased to announce a new resource for investigators called Studio Consultations to aid in the successful design and implementation of clinical and translational science research proposals. The Studio Consultation concept involves a clinical investigator presenting their proposals to representatives of ACTSI's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program, Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP), and Clinical Interaction Network (CIN) who in turn will give the investigator their expert feedback. Read more...
A Catalyst for Children
The ACTSI has helped to facilitate a growing partnership between Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory. Read more...
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Funding Opportunity-Pre-app Due June 30
The Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act provides $10M to the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program to promote research that will advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of military-relevant PH issues and TBI. Funding will be focused on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant near-term impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for warriors, veterans, families, caregivers, and communities. To learn more about the Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial Award (Optional Partnering PI) click here.
Scientific Meetings for Creating Interdisciplinary Research Teams (R13)
This funding opportunity announcement encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Teams must include investigators from the social and/or behavioral sciences, and may include the life and/or physical sciences. The goal is to broaden the scope of investigation into scientific problems, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and increase the sophistication of theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches by integrating the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines while addressing gaps in terminology, approach, and methodology. This program will allow investigators from multiple disciplines to hold meetings to provide the foundation for developing interdisciplinary research projects. Full announcement
New Call for Proposals for the Winship/CFAR Development Grant Program-LOI June 30
This mechanism is intended to increase new collaborations and the number of faculty applying for HIV/AIDS-related funding to the NCI of the NIH by providing seed grant resources for collecting data, developing/refining methodologies, and/or developing/refining technologies that will strengthen the competitiveness of NCI applications. This mechanism provides support for dual PI, multidisciplinary research projects that can be accomplished in a short period of time (one year) with limited resources ($60K). Application and administrative questions should be directed to Kimberly Hagen. Read more...
Events and Seminars
Non-Financial Research Compliance Broadcast-Tuesday
Emory's Office of Sponsored Programs invites you to a live satellite broadcast of the National Council of University Research Administrator's satellite video workshop: Non-Financial Research Compliance. The workshop will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 15, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in 1599 Conference Room 4.259. Contact Camilah Hicks (404-727-5581) for more information.
How to Conduct Clinical Research at Emory: The Basics-June 18 and 25
If you are a new coordinator or you need a refresher, please sign up today! Course and registration information is available on the OCR website. The training will be held at Emory in the 1599 Clifton Road Building on the first floor.
Research Matters-June 24
Emory's Office for Clinical Research presents Research Matters on Thursday, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Emory's EUH Auditorium, Second Floor. This event offers CME hours. Click here to register.
National Eye Institute Hosts Translational Research and Vision Symposium-June 24-25
The National Eye Institute, part of the NIH, is bringing together premier researchers who translate molecular and genetic approaches from the laboratory to visual system diseases in the clinic on June 24-25 at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Read more...
Human Microbiome Research Conference-August 31-September 2
The human microbiome may be key to health and disease, yet the exact relationship between the microbiome and the human is not clearly understood. Attend the Human Microbiome Research Meeting to share insights and learn more about research in this area. This meeting, sponsored by the NIH, will be held at Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO. Read more...
Save the Date: Veterans Health Administration (VA) and CTSA Opportunities for Collaborative Clinical and Translational Science-Enhancing Clinical Phenotyping Meeting-September 28
On September 28, the VA and CTSA Opportunities for Collaborative Clinical and Translational Science-Enhancing Clinical Phenotyping Meeting will be held at the Natcher Conference Center at the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, MD. The meeting will focus on opportunities for enhanced collaboration among Department of Veterans Affairs and NIH's CTSA consortium. For more information, contact Jody Sachs, NCRR, Anthony Hayward, NCRR, or Alexander Ommaya, VA.
Updated Resource and Collaboration Information on CTSAweb.org
The Resources for Researchers page on CTSAweb.org has been revamped and improved to make it easier to find resources of interest. Researchers can now select the type of resource they are looking for and filter out non-related information. Also, a new CTSA Collaboration Opportunities page lists CTSA collaboration opportunities.