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eRoundup for 03/16/12

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
March 16, 2012

Funding Opportunities

Inter-CTSA Translational Research RFP-Due April 1

To promote inter-institutional collaboration across the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium an RFP has been released to fund innovative, translational research projects that involve two or more CTSA institutions. Proposed projects should focus on translational T1-T4 research. Proposed projects must involve investigators at two or more institutions with an active CTSA. Questions?


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research-Dissemination by Health Professional Associations (R18)-LOI Due April 2

This FOA supports innovative educational methods to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research.


GRA VentureLab Commercialization Seed Award-Due April 5

GRA's Lee Herron announcing the seed grant at the 3rd Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

GRA's Lee Herron announcing the seed grant at the 3rd Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

The award is a new feature of Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab and is designed to identify universities technologies with commercial potential and move them into the commercialization process. It is open to full-time research faculty of all four-year academic institutions in the state of Georgia and to full-time scientists of the CDC who are based in Georgia.


NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (R25)-LOI Due April 9

This FOA invites applications from institutions to coordinate a NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) that targets high school students.


DOD FY12 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program-Due April 10

Projects must specifically address: arthritis, composite tissue transplantation, drug abuse, dystonia, epilepsy, food allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, hereditary angioedema, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, listeria vaccine for infectious disease, lupus, malaria, nanomedicine for drug delivery science, neuroblastoma, osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, polycystic kidney disease, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, scleroderma, tinnitus or tuberculosis.


Michael J. Fox Foundation-Target Validation Program 2012-Pre-Proposals Due May 31

The Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Research is a series of three funding opportunities (Rapid Response Innovation Awards, Target Validation and Clinical Intervention Awards) that seek investigator-initiated proposals focused on the critical points along the translational pathway to new PD therapies. A pre-proposal conference call will be held on March 21 at noon.


Infrastructure Development Program in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research-Due June 19

This FOA solicits Resource-Related Research Projects (R24) grant applications from organizations that propose to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, policy makers and healthcare administrators.


Research Resources

iResearchGeorgia Profile

Dr. Elizabeth Wright


NCATS & Eli Lilly Generate Public Resource of Approved & Investigational Drugs

Comprehensive knowledge of the biological profiles of these medicines and molecules may enable biomedical researchers to better predict treatment outcomes, improve drug development and lead to more specific and effective approaches.



7th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes, MD Memorial Lecture-Wednesday

Hosted by Emory School of Medicine and presented by Ambassador Andrew Young at 5:00 p.m. in Emory SOM 110. Questions?


FDA Regulatory Obligations for Research by Investigators who hold an IND or IDE-March 22

The Emory’s Office of Research Compliance hosts Christine Drabick, bioresearch monitoring specialist in the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality, to present and share the most common violations found during FDA inspections of clinical trials.


Healthcare Informatics Workshop-March 28-29

A two-day workshop on how informatics can be applied to practice and research, the Clinical Informatics Academy will teach the fundamentals of clinical informatics and how its application can advance quality patient care. It is targeted to physicians, nurses, clinical researchers, fellows, senior administrators and the clinical community of Emory, the VA, Morehouse School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


Tour Cryolife, A Biological Medical Device Company-March 28

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a tour of CryoLife at 1:00 p.m. CryoLife is focused on the development of implantable biological devices, surgical adhesives and biomaterials for use in cardiac and vascular for patients of all ages.


Digital Image Ethics: Guidelines and Best Practices-March 30

Emory’s Office of Research Compliance hosts Douglas Cromey, expert in digital images in scientific research and ethical guidelines for manipulating digital images used in scientific publications.


RFI and Scientific Strategic Plan for the Proposed National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders-April 2

The webinar will discuss the Request for Information (RFI) and Scientific Strategic Plan for the proposed NIH Institute with the working name of the National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders. NIH will host the one-hour webinar at 3:00 p.m. Questions?


Examining Epidemiologic, Environmental & Racial Factors in Blood Disorders-April 4

The Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Annual Public Health Summit at Morehouse School of Medicine features Dr. Louis DeGennaro, vice president and chief mission officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Case Western Informatics Symposium-April 6

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative and the Institute for Health Informatics and Comparative Effectiveness Research at Case Western Reserve University are co-hosting a symposium entitled, Informatics: Driving Discovery, Improving Health. The aim is to enlighten and update the clinical research community and regional informaticians about the current research and health informatics tools being used for clinical and translational research data management.


Healthcare Innovation Symposium II-Wednesday

Health Policy & the Future Physician will be held from noon-6:30 p.m. at Emory University. Over 15 leading industry speakers, including Dr. James Madara, CEO of the AMA, will present this second installment of the U.S. Healthcare: What’s Broken & How to Fix It series. Sponsored by the Emory/GA Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and the ACTSI.



Emory Medical Student Research Day-Thursday

Faculty poster reviewers are needed for Emory’s Medical Student Research Day. Posters will be on display in the School of Medicine Building Commons from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Poster Session I) or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Poster Session II). For more information, or if you are a faculty member interested in serving in this role, please contact Michi Everett (404.712.9962). Schedule


Winship Cancer Institute's Scientific Research & Academic Development Symposium-April 12-13

Annually Winship devotes time to highlight the best in cancer research and develop the careers of rising cancer researchers. The 2012 symposium features two keynote speakers and a poster session. Research from Winship’s scientific research programs will be presented. This event gives graduates and young investigators the opportunity to share their research with a broad spectrum of researchers, from basic science to clinical translation.


iHT2 Health IT Summit in Atlanta-April 24-25

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2), UnitedHealth Group, Poudre Valley Health System and GA-HITREC hosts the iHT2 Health IT Summit. The summit will bring together national thought leaders addressing the most pressing issues surrounding healthcare and information technology.


Learning by Doing: Applying Evidence-based Tools to Re-engineer Clinical Research Management-June 3-5

Calling for posters that address systems issues that impact clinical research management. The ACTSI may submit a single poster – contact if you are interested. Questions?



Request for Information: Enhancing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program-Due April 6

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the NIH, seeks comments from all key stakeholders in the scientific and public health communities on how it can further strengthen the CTSA program to meet its broad clinical and translational goals.


ACTSI Investigator and Pilot Grant Recipient: Dr. Carlos del Rio in the News

Carlos del Rio, MD, professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, professor of medicine at Emory's School of Medicine and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research

CNN | Health Video: HIV rates in black women much higher
March 11, 2012 

ABC | WABE | Shocking HIV rates among Black women: Study
March 9, 2012

ScienceDaily | Global fight against non-communicable diseases should takelLessons from HIV-AIDS
September 9, 2011 | Emory's Del Rio receives Silver Pear Award for research mentoring
July 22, 2011 

Physician's First Watch | Early HIV treatment associated with greatly reduced transmission to partners
May 13, 2011

Atlanta Business Chronicle | Study says HIV in Georgia mostly in 4 counties
February 4, 2011 | Women, Southerners have highest HIV infection rates
January 27, 2011

Emory joins clinical trials network for treating drug abuse
October 5, 2010

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One clear winner in the redevelopment process that started in 2005 is a team of Georgia Tech students, community activists and Georgia Stand-Up.


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