eRoundup for 2/12/10
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
February 12, 2010
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
Series: ACTSI Investigators and ARRA Awards at Work
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the NIH provided stimulus grants which will lead to new discoveries, create new jobs, and provide additional educational opportunities for students. Over the next few weeks the eRoundup has reviewed some of the ACTSI's ARRA projects, this is the last in the series.
A Metabolomic Approach to Discovering Biomarkers for ADPKD, Arlene Chapman, MD, Emory University Read more...
NIH Funding Announcement, Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4)-LOI Due February 15
A new ARRA-funded opportunity aimed at five specific thematic areas supports projects that address research endeavors in: 1) Applying Genomics and Other High Throughput Technologies; 2) Translating Basic Science Discoveries into New and Better Treatments; 3) Using Science to Enable Health Care Reform; 4) Focusing on Global Health; and 5) Reinvigorating the Biomedical Research Community. Full announcement
WCI/CFAR Collaborative Grants in AIDS Malignancy Research-Due February 15
Winship Cancer Institute and the Center for AIDS Research announce an internal funding opportunity supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This mechanism is intended to increase the number of faculty applying for HIV/AIDS-related funding to the NCI of the NIH by providing seed grant resources for collecting data, developing/refining methodologies, and/or developing/refining technologies that will strengthen the competitiveness of NCI applications. Read more...
Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity for Research on Race and Difference-Due February 19
The Race & Difference Initiative (RDI) faculty seed grant program supports proposal development, pilot research, and other activities that advance faculty research projects. RDI invites proposals that will enhance its mission - To promote understanding of and to generate new knowledge about race and human difference in a rapidly diversifying world. All Emory faculty are eligible to apply. Proposal review will begin February 19, and will continue on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. Read more...
Annual Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Grant Program-Due February 22
The proceeds of an endowment from The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (www.whcf.org) will be used to support collaborative translational research projects that involve a faculty investigator whose salaried appointment (full or partial) is in The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and a faculty clinician investigator in a clinical department in the Emory University School of Medicine. Read more...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Funding Opportunities Announcements-LOI Due February 25
Emory Medical Care Foundation Medical Grants-March 1
The EMCF makes grants of up to $25,000 in support of research by Emory medical school faculty. Faculty members who are based at least 50 percent of their time at Grady are eligible for the grants, and those who are in the first 10 years of their careers are given preference. Those interested in applying or who have questions should contact William Payne at 404-727-5640. See guidelines.
ACTSI KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty RFA-Due March 1, 2010
Junior faculty at the MD or PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Institute of Technology who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become an independent clinical investigator are encouraged to apply to the KL2 - Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program. The KL2 award provides support for didactic and mentored research training for junior faculty committed to a career in clinical investigation. KL2 award recipients must devote 75% professional effort to the program. Applicants who are successfully funded will receive salary support, a KL2 technical budget ($25,000 per year) for research costs and tuition, and some salary support for the KL2 scholar's Lead Mentor. KL2 scholars accepted into the program will receive a total of 75% salary support for 75% effort in the program. Partial or matching salary support from the applicant's division, department or other non-federal sources is highly encouraged but not required. The KL2 - Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program is supported by the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI/NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Please see the program's website for more details. Those interested in applying are urged to contact Cheryl Sroka at the ACTSI Research Education, Training & Career Development (RETCD) program office at 404-727-5096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research FOA-March 25
RFA-OD-10-011 - Mentored Career Development Award (KM1)
Emory Alcohol and Lung Biology Center Pilot Funding-LOI Due July 2
Events and Seminars
New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research-February 16-17
On February 16-17, the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and the Emory School of Medicine are co-sponsoring, Moving Into the Future - New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research at the Emory School of Medicine. This meeting addresses issues of research in women and cardiovascular health and disease. The event is free and interested scholars are encouraged to participate in a working group.
Research Matters @ Emory-February 18
Emory's Office for Clinical Research presents Research Matters @ Emory on Thursday, February 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the EUH Auditorium, second floor. This event can provide CME hours. Click here to register and for more information.
MSM Cancer Biology Program Seminar Series 2010-February 22
Hernan Flores-Rozas, PhD, assistant professor for the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, at the Medical College of Georgia will present Role of DNA Mismatch Repair and Recombination in the Processing of DNA Damage at Grady Hospital, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, conference room 10C029 at noon. Read more...
Emory SOM Faculty Development Day-March 19
The Emory Department of Medicine is pleased to present Faculty Development Day on Friday, March 19. This exciting new program offers learning opportunities for faculty at all levels and is offered in the Emory School of Medicine Building. Attendance is limited; register by February 19. Click here for more information and to register.
Save the Date: Combined MR/PET Imaging: Exploring the Possibilities of an Emerging Technology-April 8
The new MR/PET scanner at the Emory Center for Systems Imaging permits, for the first time ever, simultaneous MR and PET imaging in human subjects. The scanner is one of four world-wide and one of only two in the U.S. The purpose of this event is to bring together the leaders of the other three MR/PET programs, and the Siemens engineers who designed the device, with scientists in the Atlanta community to explore the limits of the technology. Read more...
Education and Training
Medical and Graduate Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research-Short-Term Training Opportunity
Current medical students at Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and other health professional trainees pursuing doctoral degrees in public health, biomedical engineering, nursing and other fields at Emory, MSM and GA Tech can apply for short-term (3 month) stipends ($5,190 of salary support) funded by the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) program of the ACTSI. This mechanism will support medical and graduate students who are interested in a short course program focused on clinical and/or translational research under the mentorship of a successful, federally funded faculty mentor. Application for the short-term training program includes several components that should be submitted electronically. For more information please click here.
Emory IRB Helpdesk Answers Questions
All study staff who have questions about clinical trials are invited to drop by, ask questions, or get help from the Emory Institutional Review Board staff. The Clinical Trials Office hosts the IRB Helpdesk@Winship on Fridays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Building B, suite 3101 in the Regulatory Affairs Office. IRB staff provides one-on-one help with general questions or specific studies; no appointment needed. Read more...
Got resources? Get eBIRT!
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) and the Emory Research and Health Sciences IT division are proud to announce the upcoming release of the electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT), a new web-based application used for research resource discovery. eBIRT offers resource providers, such as service centers and cores, a platform to advertise their services, and investigators a means to locate services for their use in research. With the launch of eBIRT coming in March, we are asking all core and service directors to provide us with content about their services so we can advertise for you. If you would like to make your services more discoverable to the scientific community, or would like more information about eBIRT, please write to: email@example.com.