eRoundup for 04/8/11
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
April 8, 2011
ACTSI Pilot Recipient: Dr. Stephen Traynelis in the News
AAMC Launches Best Practices for Better Care
The AAMC has launched a new multi-year effort “Best Practices for Better Care” that harnesses the unique missions of academic medicine—medical education, patient care, and research—and applies them to the challenges of improving quality and safety in healthcare. More than 200 medical schools, teaching hospitals, and health systems have committed to implement the campaign’s five initial components. Over the next year, participating institutions will focus on educating new physicians on the importance of patient safety and quality practices through formal curricula, reducing central line infections, decreasing hospital readmissions, and engaging in research to develop and share the best practices for improving patient care. Read more…
New GA Tech/Children's Pediatric Nanomedicine Center Links Healthcare and Engineering
Georgia Medical School Wants to Establish Atlanta Campus
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
Neuroscience Research Grand Challenge-LOI Due May 10
The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Group released the FY12 RFA: Neuroscience Research Grand Challenge: Developing Novel Drugs for Disorders of the Nervous System (U01). Learn more.
Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (U19)-Due May 18
Applications for Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics Research Centers that propose a body of work addressing a minimum of three of the five programmatic interest areas: 1) comparative effectiveness, 2) patient safety, 3) tool development, enhancement, and/or validation, 4) healthcare system interventions, and 5) translational research findings into practice or policy. Read more…
Joint Winship Cancer Institute/ACTSI Translational Research Grant Program-Due June 30
To further promote the goals of Winship and the ACTSI, resources are being pooled to provide support projects related to biology, genomics, causation, prevention, detection, screening, imaging, treatment and/or cures for cancer. Outcomes required to achieve this goal include follow-on funding, inventions, patent applications, licenses and commercial products. At least one PI must be a member of Winship. The other PI must be permanent faculty in the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, or full) from Emory, MSM or GA Tech. Read more…
Medical Grants for Emory Faculty at Grady-Due July 1
Events and Seminars
Research Nursing Residency Program-Tuesday, April 26, and May 11
The nursing staff of the ACTSI’s Clinical Research Center will be hosting a three-day research nursing residency program. It is designed to provide novice and experienced nurses with the knowledge and skills that will aid their navigation through the clinical research process. The areas of focus are research design and methodology, ethics, research subject’s rights and safety, critical thinking, clinical practice, evaluation of clinical data, and application of patho-physiological and psychosocial concepts within the multidisciplinary team. Register online with the Health Learning Center. Contact Carmen Blount at 404-727-4617 for more information. Read more…
Emory Medical Student Research Day and Keynote Address-April 21
Emory’s Class of 2011 medical students will present their Discovery phase research work and Dr. Paul Volberding, Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at UC-San Francisco and an international leader in the field of HIV/AIDS, will be giving the keynote address at 10:00 a.m. in Emory’s WHSCAB auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the ACTSI’s Research Education, Training, & Career Development (RETCD) program. Read more…
Future Makers: Are Personalized Medicine and System-Based Medicine at Odds?-April 26
William Stead, MD, associate vice chancellor for health affairs, chief strategy and information officer, and chief information architect at Vanderbilt University, will present at 5:00 p.m. in Emory’s WHSCAB (1440 Clifton Rd.) auditorium. Read more…
Winning the Prize - Writing Grants to Fund a Healthier Community-April 28
The ACTSI’s Community Engagement & Research Program (CERP) hosts this free symposium from 12:45-6:00 p.m. at the Twelve Hotel & Residences at Centennial Park (400 W. Peachtree St. NW), Park Room. Read more…
Research Matters-April 28
Emory’s Office for Clinical Research presents Research Matters 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.
'Customizing Your Toolbox' Recruitment Symposium-April 29
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical & Translational Research hosts its third annual recruitment symposium. Lectures, panels, small group sessions, and interactive workshops will be led by experts in the field from Rockefeller University, Harvard School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins, and industry. Read more.
Pathways Analysis-April 29
This brown bag lunch series is sponsored by BimCore and Emory’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, RSPH. The demonstration will be held from noon-12:45 p.m. Read more…
Clinical Research Management Workshop-June 20-21
The fourth annual Clinical Research Management Workshop in Bethesda, MD will feature process improvement initiatives in clinical research management and lessons learned among consortium members and industry and government agencies. Learn more.
Save the Date: Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research-August 1-5
Although experts know the best evidence-based strategies to treat many conditions, healthcare providers do not always practice those strategies. How to conduct research to close this gap (called dissemination and implementation health research) will be the subject of a first-ever NIH training session. Read more…
Research Information Technology Service Center
Need help with your electronic case reporting form? Or establishing a database for your research? The Research Information Technology Service Center provides information technology consulting and research-oriented platforms for investigators. The center is part of Emory’s Office of Information Technology and connected with the ACTSI. To see more detailed information, visit eBIRT and search “RHSIT Division.”
Biostatistical Collaboration in the Woodruff Health Sciences
Obtaining professional biostatistics and/or bioinformatics assistance and advice are essential components when designing a research study. An appropriate statistical design and analysis plan in addition to a sound data management plan and quality assurance strategy are crucial elements to preparing a competitive grant proposal, initiating a project, and completing follow-up. If you are planning a clinical research protocol/proposal submit a request to the ACTSI’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program. The BERD program works closely with the Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP) and the Clinical Interactions Network (CIN) to provide investigators with a coordinated “Studio” consultation. A Studio appointment will provide recommendations to investigators regarding the biostatistics, biomedical informatics, and clinical resources (and their interactions) necessary for a successful protocol proposal/project. BERD also provides investigators with input on statistical design and statistical analysis plans at the research proposal stage and limited support for short-term data analyses.
Opportunities for Neuroscience Research Using the CTSA Infrastructure-Due May 20
The purpose of a Request for Information (RFI) regarding advancing neuroscience research via NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is to gather information on critical gaps, challenges, and potential strategies in order to develop and coordinate resources for neuroscience research using the CTSA infrastructure. Read more…
The Emory Clinical Translational Research Lab (ECTRL)
The ECTRL is CLIA certified and offers multiple clinical pathology services and laboratory testing to intra- and inter-institutional investigators, Diagnostic Companies, Pharmaceutical companies, and Industry affiliates. ECTRL specializes in the development of clinical based testing methods, clinical utility assessments, clinical trial testing, routine and special method development, and method validation (FDA). Read more…
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