eRoundup for 6/25/10
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
June 25, 2010
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
Opportunity to Disseminate Your Discoveries to Impact Community Health-Due Today
Do you have research findings that would be of interest to local communities? Are you looking for ways to translate your research for public consumption? The ACTSI's Community Engagement & Research Program (CERP) seeks investigators from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and GA Tech who have research findings that would be of interest to the public to test a new translation strategy. CERP will pair investigators with community-based organizations (CBOs) to disseminate research findings of mutual interest, as the ultimate step in the translation continuum. CERP will provide funding to the CBOs through a mini-grants program to support these dissemination activities. The deadline has been extended to today and the call for abstracts has been revised - click here.
ACTSI Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Initiative Update
The ACTSI's Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP) has deployed the new enterprise-wide, standards-based LIMS at the first research laboratory in Transplant. The lab has been using the system for two weeks to manage specimens. Deployments in multiple ACTSI Clinical Interaction Network (CIN) laboratories across Atlanta, in addition to Winship's Biomarker's Core, will soon follow. Thanks to each of these laboratories for being the first ones to volunteer to use the LIMS.
Is Your Service Center or Core Part of eBIRT?
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) and the Emory Research and Health Sciences IT division are proud to announce the recent release of the electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT), a new web-based application used for research resource discovery. For resource providers, such as service centers and cores, eBIRT offers a platform to advertise research-related services and products. If you have resources and would like to make them more discoverable to the scientific community, or if you would like more information about eBIRT, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Call for Proposals for the Winship/CFAR Development Grant Program-LOI Due Wednesday
This mechanism is intended to increase new collaborations and 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. This mechanism provides support for dual PI, multidisciplinary research projects that can be accomplished in a short period of time (one year) with limited resources ($60K). Application and administrative questions should be directed to Kimberly Hagen. Read more...
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Funding Opportunity-Pre-app Due Wednesday
The Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act provides $10M to the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program to promote research that will advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of military-relevant PH issues and TBI. Funding will be focused on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant near-term impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for warriors, veterans, families, caregivers, and communities. To learn more about the Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial Award (Optional Partnering PI) click here.
Events and Seminars
AIDS Vaccine 2010-September 28-October 1
The Emory Center for AIDS Research is local host for this 10th annual conference, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 researchers, clinicians, and community advocates from around the world. ACTSI investigator, Carlos del Rio, MD is co-chair of the conference. AIDS Vaccine 2010 is co-hosted by GRA and will be held at the Omni Hotel. Early registration ends July 16. More information.
Venture Atlanta-October 12-13
Venture Atlanta is where innovation and capital connect. As Georgia's largest investor conference, Venture Atlanta connects technology innovators with top-tier venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors, and other business leaders. For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org. This year's event will be held October 12-13 at the Georgia Aquarium. Register here.
Studio Consultations: Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, and Proposal Support
The ACTSI is pleased to announce a new resource for investigators called Studio Consultations to aid in the successful design and implementation of clinical and translational science research proposals. The Studio Consultation concept involves a clinical investigator presenting their proposals to representatives of ACTSI's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program, Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP), and Clinical Interaction Network (CIN) who in turn will give the investigator their expert feedback. Read more...
Announcing the New Electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT)
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) and the Emory Research and Health Sciences IT division are proud to announce the recent release of the electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT), a new web-based application used for research resource discovery. For researchers, eBIRT serves as a "one-stop virtual shop" for research resources, such as laboratory services, equipment, software, consultation services, training opportunities, and more. To search for resources in eBIRT, go to http://ebirt.emory.edu.
New Resource for Drug Developers: The Rare Disease Repurposing Database (RDRD)
The FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) has established a new resource for drug developers - a database of products that have received orphan status designation and are already market-approved for the treatment of some other diseases. Read more...