eRoundup for 3/05/10
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
March 5, 2010
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
USCIIT Group Collaborative Opportunity: Protocolized Care of Early Septic Shock Trial (ProCESS)
ProCESS is recruiting additional sites to join the 24 ED and ICU network studying three approaches to early (ED-based) resuscitative care of those with sepsis. The trial has an NIH/NIGMS P50 grant, and can provide enrollment-based rewards to aid participation. Each site will receive a federally logged Notice of Grant Award, and successful site PIs will be recognized in publications. Each site needs an EM and critical care leader - sites must enroll one patient per week. Contact email@example.com for more information. Read more...
The NIH and the FDA have announced a partnership aimed at advancing innovations to the public, specifically it is, "designed to accelerate the process from scientific breakthrough to the availability of new, innovative medical therapies for patients." The collaboration, which combines translational science and regulatory science, will "turn biomedical discoveries into products that benefit people." Additionally, $6.75 million will be made available through RFAs for research in regulatory science. Read more...
New Billing System Implemented for Emory Clinical Research
Phase 1 of a new web-based tool to assist with research billing compliance is being rolled out this month by Emory's Office for Clinical Research (OCR). Winship Cancer Institute is the pilot site, with other units joining over the next year. Read more.
Call for Sessions-Due Tuesday
Georgia Bio hosts the 2010 Georgia Life Sciences Summit on October 28, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Georgia Bio welcomes proposals for sessions. Read more...
NINDS Funds Pre-clinical Trials
For those Phase I SBIR awardees developing therapeutics targeted toward neurological disorders, and planning on submitting for a Phase II SBIR award to fund pre-clinical trials, check out the NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research (U44). This special funding opportunity is directed at translating basic science research into new drug candidates for neurological disorders. Read more...
Scientific Meetings for Creating Interdisciplinary Research Teams
This FOA encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Read more...
Comparative Effectiveness Delivery System Demonstration Grant-March 23
RFA-HS-10-013-ARRA OS Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Comparative Effectiveness Delivery System Demonstration Grants (R18)
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research FOA-March 25
RFA-OD-10-011 - Mentored Career Development Award (KM1)
Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)-Pre-app Due March 25
BMFRP provides $3.75 million to promote innovative research focused on Bone Marrow failure. Read more...
FY10 Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Pilot Award-Due June 10
The Translational Pilot Award will provide $18.75 million to the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) to fund research in ovarian cancer. This funding opportunity requires a pre-proposal pre-application submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website. Proposal submission is by invitation only, and proposal applications must be submitted through Grants.gov.
Emory Alcohol and Lung Biology Center Pilot Funding-LOI Due July 2
Events and Seminars
Celebrating 20 years of Radiosurgery at Emory-March 12
The Spinal Radiosurgery CME Seminar, Spinal Tumor Radiosurgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach at Emory University Hospital Midtown, will be held on March 12, at Emory Midtown's (550 W Peachtree St NW), Glenn Auditorium from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Speakers include Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Costas Hadjipanayis. Complimentary registration includes program materials, CME certificate, and lunch. 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.
World Health Organization Director Speaks-March 24
The Eighth Annual Jeffrey Koplan Lecture will be held at the CDC's Global Communications Center, Bldg. 19, Auditorium B, on March 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The guest lecturer is Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO. For more information, please contact Susan McBreairty, firstname.lastname@example.org. CDC security forms must be completed by March 8.
Fourth Annual Celebration of Technology and Innovation-March 25
The event will be held at the Emory Conference Center's (1615 Clifton Rd NE) Starvine Ballroom on Thursday, March 25, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please call 404-727-2211 for details.
MSM Cancer Biology Program Seminar Series-March 30
Morehouse School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology presents DNA Mismatch and Damage Recognition: What Role Does the DNA Play? by Markus W. Germann, PhD, professor and GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar in Georgia State University's Department of Chemistry. The lecture will be held at Grady Hospital, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence Conference Room 10C029 on March 30, at noon. Read more...
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...
Clinical Applications of Quantum Dot and Nanoparticle Technology-April 13
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a symposium on the Clinical Applications of Quantum Dot and Nanoparticle Technology on April 13. The symposium, which will feature six cutting-edge researchers, is aimed at translational science investigators and those interested in learning more about the field. The Translational Technologies and Resources Core of the CCTS is hosting the event to help foster greater interaction between basic scientists and clinical researchers to achieve breakthroughs that would not be attainable by individual efforts. For more information, visit the CCTS website.
International Medical Volunteerism Conference-April 16-18
Hosted by the Emory School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer School of Medicine, and PCOM, Emory's main campus will host a free International Medical Volunteerism Conference. The event will serve as a platform for doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, students, and lay people to share their inspiring stories of making the world a better place through volunteer efforts in the medical and public health community. The conference will also serve as a networking and volunteer recruiting forum for non-profit organizations offering medical volunteer opportunities. For more details visit: www.emoryimvc.org.
Local Symposium Covers Progress on H1N1-April 18-20
The Emory-UGA Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research Center (IPIRC) will host Swine Origin H1N1 Virus: The First Pandemic of the 21st Century at the Emory Conference Center on April 18-20. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH will give the keynote address. Dr. Rafi Ahmed, director of the Emory Vaccine Center, will present a special dinner lecture on April 19, at the Fox Theatre. Registration is open until March 15; a limited number of scholarships are available to graduate students. For more information, contact Tanya Cassingham (404.727.3450).
Education and Training
Research Commercialization Introductory Course-Starts March 16
For most researchers, commercialization is ultimately about delivering the benefits of their research to actual patients or end users so as to have a real and tangible impact on the world. However, most often it is a foreign, confusing, and mysterious process seemingly populated by people who think and speak in very different ways from a typical researcher. The Research Commercialization Introductory Course is designed to help researchers better understand what research commercialization really is and how it actually works. Click here learn more.
Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Sponsors Chicago's European Bioinformatics Institute Roadshow-April 26-27
Chicago's European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) Roadshow will be held April 26-27, at Northwestern University. The EBI Roadshow will provide hands-on bioinformatics training for scientists through an introductory-level course directed at researchers with biological background but little or no previous knowledge of the resources to be presented. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are all encouraged to attend. For more information and to register, visit the EBI Roadshow Chicago website.
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.