eRoundup for 07/06/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
July 6, 2012
CDC: Statewide Collaboratives to Improve Nutrition, Breastfeeding Support, Physical Activity & Screen Time Practices for Obesity Prevention in Young Children-Due July 17
CDC announces this FOA to improve the quality of obesity prevention practices in early childhood education (ECE) facilities by providing opportunities to ensure equitable access to ECE services that meet the national Preventing Childhood Obesity standards.
2nd Annual Atlanta Pediatric Device Innovation Competition & Workshop-LOI Due August 1
The Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is looking for new device projects targeted to the pediatric population. The Pediatric Device Competition will provide a competitive opportunity for Atlanta scientists, clinicians, faculty, investigators, researchers, clinical residents/fellows, medical, graduate and undergraduate students and entrepreneurs to develop a pediatric medical device concept benefitting from the expertise and infrastructure of the APDC. The workshop will be on August 10, from 8:00 a.m.-Noon in Suddath Conference Room, IBB Building, Georgia Tech.
CDC: 2012 Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health-Due August 7
This FOA, financed solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds, is designed to fund national or multi-state organizations to fund, manage, support and monitor sub-recipients to address health disparities and implement evidence- and practice-based strategies that reduce health disparities for intervention population(s) experiencing high burden of disease or risk factors. Obesity & Hypertension Demonstration Projects
RWJF: Public Health Services & Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards-Due August 8
Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health. The National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seek to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR.
2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards-LOI Due August 21
Exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research with broad impact should apply. Individual or multi-PI applications are permitted, in support of clinical, basic and/or behavioral/social science research projects.
Microbiome & Metabolic Changes in Diabetes & Obesity-Due September 4
The American Diabetes Association and GlaxoSmithKline Award in the Microbiome and Metabolic Changes in Diabetes and Obesity are designed to support basic, translational and clinical research proposals focusing on the relationship between the microbiome and metabolism, including the role of the microbiome in the predisposition to and progression of obesity and diabetes.
Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR)-LOI Due September 12
To continue to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, NSF is offering two choices under the PFI: AIR subprogram. The first choice, Technology Translation, encourages the translation of technologically-promising research discoveries made by prior and/or current NSF-funded investigators toward a path of commercialization; while the second choice, Research Alliance, promotes synergistic collaborations between an existing NSF-funded research alliance and other public and private entities to motivate the translation and transfer of research discoveries into innovative technologies and commercial reality.
Clinical & Translational Research Awards in Liver Diseases-Due December 5
Two-year awards of $150,000 intended to foster career development for individuals performing clinical and/or translational research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. AASLD/Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical & Translational Research Award
Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Mid-Career & Senior Investigators (K18)-Due December 18
This FOA issued by AHRQ, invites applications for Mentored Career Enhancement grant awards (K18) in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). The program targets established mid-career and senior investigators who are interested in developing new skills in comparative effectiveness research methodology and applying these methods to PCOR.
Dr. Lena Ting
Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium Launches New Website
Certificate Program in Translational Research
The program is a multidisciplinary, innovative program which provides predoctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health. Applications are currently being accepted for fall. The program is available to faculty, housestaff, postdoc fellows and predoc students.
Webinar: SBIR/STTR Program-An Industry Gateway to Additional Non-Dilutive Funding-Tuesday
Georgia Bio and FreeMind present a webinar focused on the SBIR/STTR program, viewed by many as a critical source of funding for the small business life science community. The webinar will start at noon.
The Contributions of Native Americans to Global Health-August 1
Presented by Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH, FAAP, Department of International Health, Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7.
Introduction to Clinical Research at Emory for Coordinators & Nurses-November 9 &16
A two-day, mandatory class held from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at 1599 Clifton Road, 1st floor, room 1.432.
Clinical Trials of HIV Vaccines: Past, Present & Future-August 15
Presented by Paul Spearman, MD, Chief Research Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Director, Center for Immunology and Vaccines, Nahmias-Schinazi Research Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7.
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.
Bioethics Lecture-August 30
Internationally recognized for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics, Dr. Rosemary Tong is widely published, providing expert advice regarding issues such as healthcare reform, genetic and reproductive technology, biomedical research and ethics and public policy. The lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Room 110, Emory School of Medicine.
Save the Date: 4th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference-February 7, 2013
Academia, industry, not-for-profits, foundations, private investors and government must work together to move scientific discoveries to practical applications. This conference, sponsored by Georgia Bio and ACTSI, seeks to profile successful collaborations as well as examine how to navigate the commercialization process. Please mark your calendar.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Case for Biomedical Research
By Emory’s Dr. David Stephens and Georgia Tech’s Dr. Stephen Cross
From Free to Free Market: Cost Recovery in Federally Funded Clinical Research
Science Advance: Presence of a community health center & uninsured emergency department visit rates in rural counties
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Wilbur Lam in the News
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, ACTSI investigator, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Recipient of a 2011 Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine Seed Grant Award for Continuous Platelet Nanoparticle Size Separation Using Microfluidic Technology
Spoonful of Medicine (Nature Medicine) | Microfluidic chips promise better diagnosis for sickle cell disease
February 29, 2012
Received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in June 2012 for his proposal entitled, Understanding the Contraction Biomechanics of Platelets at the Single-Cell Level.
Atlanta Business Chronicle | Platelet research
June 29, 2012
Recipient of a 2012 Children’s Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine Seed Grant Award for Platelets as Contractile Nanomachines for Targeted Drug Delivery in Hemostasis and Thrombosis