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eRoundup for 05/11/12

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
May 11, 2012

Funding Opportunities

Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program Announced-Due June 1

Stimulate new interdisciplinary research collaborations with GA Tech colleagues -


Research Resources

iResearchGeorgia Profile

Dr. Barbara Boyan


NCATS & Eli Lilly Manual to Help Researchers Navigate Part of the Translational Science Process

Assay Guidance Manual


Great Ideas to Help with Grant Submissions

Brought to you by the Emory Department of Medicine’s Scholarship Subcommittee


Educational Opportunities

New Graduate Summer Course in Biotechnology & International Security

This course at GA Tech will explore the interface between biotechnology and national security concerns.


Techniques Symposium-June 5-8

A three day training event for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in bioengineering and bioscience research.



Quantitative MRI and PET Methods for Predicting Therapy Response in Cancer-Monday

Present by Thomas E. Yankeelov, PhD, Director of Cancer Imaging Research at Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Imaging Sciences, at Noon in Emory Clinic A, room A-1303.

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NanoFANS Forum on Nanotoxicology-Tuesday

The 2012 Spring NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Nanotechnology Research Center, Marcus Nanotechnology Building, GA Tech. Speakers will include Dr. Yongsheng Chen (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GA Tech), Dr. Stephan Klaine (School of Biological Sciences, Clemson University) and Dr. Dong Qin (School of Materials Science Engineering, GA Tech). After the talks, a tour of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology Cleanroom will be offered.


Emory Center for Injury Control Translational Research Workshop-Thursday

The workshop will be led by Dr. James Emshoff and begin at 9:00 a.m. in Emory’s Faculty Office Building, Room 101 (49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE). It will be an interactive learning opportunity that will help participants better understand how to apply implementation and dissemination research to their work, including creating research questions that are truly translational in nature.


The Truth About Lies: Neuroscience, Law, and Ethics of Lie Detection Technologies-May 25

Sponsored by the Emory Neuroscience Program, Center for Ethics Neuroethics Program and the Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research (SPINR), the symposium investigates the intersection of neuroscience and law pertaining to the use of fMRI and other lie detection technologies in the courtroom. Drs. Hank GreelyDaniel Langleben, Steven LakenCarolyn Meltzer and Julie Seaman will present. The symposium will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Emory School of Medicine, 120.


Emory Research Management-May 25 & June 22

From 9:00-Noon at 1599 Clifton Road, 1st Floor, Room 1.380.


Research Residency Program-May 25 and June 1

The ACTSI’s Clinical Interaction Network’s three day Research Residency Program 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.


How to Conduct Clinical Research At Emory: The Basics-June 1 & 8

A two-day class for Clinical Research Coordinators, Department Administrators, Clinical Research Nurses, Study Coordinators and Principal Investigators – held from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at 1599 Clifton Road, 1st floor, room 1.432.


Cures Acceleration Network Focus of IOM Event-June 4-5

New collaborative approaches within federal agencies, academia and industry are focusing on the advancement of the drug development enterprise. Among these initiatives is the Cures Acceleration Network. CAN will be the focus of a public workshop by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on June 4–5, at the Keck Center in Washington, D.C.


The Challenge of Obesity-June 13

Georgia Bio presents William Dietz, MD, PhD, Director Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the CDC and Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. They will lead a discussion with Georgia university, medical center and industry representatives on the challenge of obesity in the U.S. and Georgia and how government, academia and industry are working to address the problem.


Ethics of the Drug Shortage-June 14-15

Conference sponsored by the Emory Center for Ethics.


Research Matters-October 25

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.


2nd Annual Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials-September 13-14

This is an outcomes-focused program that not only delves deeply into the key strategic factors impeding clinical trial productivity, but also endeavors to connect change makers who can share current solutions, propose new solutions and commit to testing them and share the results.


2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting-October 24-27

Presented by the GA Tech-Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering and sponsored by the ACTSI. Integrating academics, industry and translation – from discovery to implementation will be the theme and will be complemented with several plenary sessions, symposiums and a career fair. The event will be held at the Georgia World Congress.



Science Advance: Children with NAFLD are More Sensitive to the Adverse Metabolic Effects of Fructose Beverages than Children without NAFLD

ACTSI investigators, Drs. Miriam Vos and Ran Jin’s work was supported by the ACTSI’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) program.


Emory University's Center for Critical Care Wins Health Care Innovation Award

For the Rapid Development and Deployment of Non-Physician Providers in Critical Care, Emory won $10.7 million for a telemedicine intensive care unit training and assistance program for 40 critical care professionals and clinical, technical and administrative personnel in rural North Georgia.


NIH Director Announced New NCATS Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules

In its pilot phase, this initiative will match researchers with more than 20 molecular compounds from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly to explore how such compounds might be put to use in treating patients. For more information, see the NIH News Release and the Therapeutic Discoveries initiative RFI and NOI.


New NCATS Website

Features National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)-supported research, programs, current funding and collaboration opportunities and recent translational science news and events.


ACTSI Investigator Dr. Carol Hogue in the News

Carol J. Hogue, PhD, MPH, ACTSI investigator, professor of maternal and child health and epidemiology and director of the Women's & Children's Center at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health

LiveScience | Obama's birth-control rule will help prevent accidental pregnancies
February 10, 2012

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Is economy best birth control? US births dip again
November 17, 2011

The Florida Times-Union | Effectiveness of Georgia's abortion restrictions hard to measure
August 7, 2011

Public Health Magazine | Solving the Mystery of Stillbirths
Spring 2011


Med Schools' Enrollment on the Increase


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