eRoundup for 06/01/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
June 1, 2012
Community Engaged Teaching & Research Mini Grants-Due June 11
The Emory Office of University-Community Partnerships invites Emory faculty of all levels to consider how their teaching and research expertise could be focused and leveraged, through community-engaged pedagogy or community-based research strategies, to assist neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations and public agencies with addressing critical community needs in the metro Atlanta area.
PCORI Seeks Applications to Fund $120 Million in Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research-Application Due July 31, 2012
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) released its first primary research funding announcements to support comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed healthcare decisions.
Enhancing Post-market Surveillance through Developing Registries for Medical Device Epidemiology (U01)-Due June 25
Food and Drug Administration issued the RFA to develop registries and consortia in key medical device areas to implement new registry methodologies that strategically broaden the scope of the U.S. and international postmarket surveillance system.
Novo Nordisk Diabetes Innovation Award-Due August 1
The scope is to support both young and established scientists exploring novel hypotheses in biologics (protein-based) therapeutics and technologies for diabetes and obesity. The purpose is to facilitate translation of new ideas from early diabetes and obesity research into innovation by bringing new biologics concepts to a non (pre) clinical Proof of Principle milestone.
NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (U54)-LOI Due August 17
The purpose is to develop centers that solicit and select promising emerging technologies, such as therapeutics (e.g., drugs, biologics), preventatives, diagnostics, devices, tools, etc. and facilitate their translation to commercialized products that improve patient care and enhance health.
NIH: Pilot Intervention & Services Research Grants-Due September 7
The R34 award mechanism provides resources for evaluating the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of novel approaches to improving mental health and modifying health risk behavior, and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to a larger-scale (efficacy or effectiveness) intervention or services study.
Dr. Todd McDevitt
Atlanta Pediatric Scholars Program Call for Applications
The Atlanta Pediatric Scholars Program is sponsored by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center. This program is a mentored institutional career development program for fellows and new investigators who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in Pediatrics, and are committed to launching an independent research career.
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.
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: MedVault
Researchers from Georgia Tech teamed with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University’s Center for Comprehensive Informatics to develop technologies that will protect the security and privacy of electronic health information. MedVault is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Douglas Bremner in the News
The Learning Channel | Is accutane dangerous?
July 9, 2011
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia's little Eden helps war-weary Gis
May 16, 2012
ACTSI Program Name Changes
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) announces name changes for six of its programs.