eRoundup for 8/20/10
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
August 20, 2010
ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week
ACTSI-Supported Work Published
Details of a new titanium coating which will strengthen joint replacements were reported in the August 18 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine. The research was supported by the NIH, the Arthritis Foundation, and the ACTSI through the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues. Read more… The findings have been promoted in Physorg.com, Science Codex, and Scientific Computing.
ACTSI pilot grant recipient and Emory SOM assistant professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Dr. Anthony Chan’s ACTSI-supported work (Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells of Rhesus Monkey) was recently published in the journal Cellular Reprogramming.
National Science Foundation Funds ACTSI Pilot Recipient
NSF announced the funding of a stem cell bio-manufacturing research and education program at GA Tech. Biomedical engineering associate professor and ACTSI pilot grant recipient, Todd McDevitt, PhD is co-leading the program, which is specifically focused on developing engineering methods for stem cell production in order to meet the anticipated demand for stem cells. Read more…
Great Opportunity for Tenure Track Investigators
Search for Emory Clinical Trials
New Report Highlights ACTSI Programs
A new publication provides details about ACTSI funding, partners, clinical research, and training. Read more. . .
Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes R01 and R21-LOI Due September 8
2011 NIH Director's Award Program: Pioneer Award Funding Opportunities-Due September 13
R34 for Planning Grants for Clinical Trials in Hemoglobinopathies-Due September 15
2011 NIH Director's Award Program: New Innovator Award Funding Opportunities-Due September 20
2011 NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Program-LOI Due September 27
The program is looking for exceptionally innovative, high risk, original research and clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science research projects. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-010).
GCC Announces Cancer Research Award Funding-September 27
Priority is given to new-to-the-field investigators; proposals that link engineering to the biomedical sciences; and established investigators who have an innovative idea of a translational nature, which requires seed funding to achieve proof-of-principle leading to an application for peer-reviewed funding. Research projects that focus on reducing disparities and applications in the areas of cancer prevention research and survivorship services are highly encouraged. Read more…
Basic Research on Self-Regulation (R21)-LOI Due December 6
Applications submitted to this FOA are expected to address one or more of the following basic behavioral and social science research challenges: (1) to precisely identify and operationally reconcile the basic processes and mechanisms involved in self-regulation of cognition, emotion, and behavior, and refine their measurement and theoretical conceptualizations, (2) to assess relations among various self-regulatory functions and their sub-components, and (3) to systematically characterize changes in self-regulatory functions over time, across different social and environmental contexts, and across the lifespan in both men and women. Read more…
Effects of the Social Environment on Health: Measurement, Methods, and Mechanisms (R01)-Due January 6
This RFA solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions that propose to investigate structural, behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, cognitive, emotional, and/or biological mechanisms through which the social environment affects health outcomes. Applicants should propose research studies that will: (1) deepen our understanding of which aspects of social environments affect health outcomes for women and men at different stages of the life course and in different social, economic, geographic, racial and ethnic sub-populations; (2) lead to a clearer understanding of mechanisms through which social environments have such effects; or (3) improve measurement methods and/or contribute to advances in analytic methods used in the study of social environments and health. Read more…
Events and Seminars
The Soloist: Through the Eyes of Neuroscience, Journalism, Policy, and the Arts-Monday
The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine invite you to a panel discussion of scenes from The Soloist. The panel will be co-lead by the story’s author Steve Lopez and ACTSI investigator Dr. Kerry Ressler. The panel will be held on August 23 at 7:00 p.m. at The Carter Center, Ivan Allen Pavilion. Read more…
Special Event for Research Staff: Corrective and Preventive Action Workshop-Wednesday and Thursday
Join us for an interactive clinical research workshop led by nationally recognized specialist in Clinical Trial Compliance education, Dr. Tamara Norton Smith. The workshop will include the difference between reactive and proactive compliance; the corrective and preventive action (CAPA) process and steps; root cause analysis; and delegation of authority within a CAPA process. The workshop will be held on August 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Winship Cancer Institute Auditorium and on August 26, from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in the EUH Auditorium, 2nd Floor. Lunch will be provided. Read more…
Special Event for Investigators: Corrective and Preventive Action Workshop-Wednesday and Thursday
Join us for an interactive clinical research workshop led by nationally recognized specialist in Clinical Trial Compliance education, Dr. Tamara Norton Smith. The workshop will include the difference between reactive and proactive compliance; the corrective and preventive action (CAPA) process and steps; root cause analysis; and delegation of authority within a CAPA process. The workshop will be held on August 25, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Winship Cancer Institute Auditorium and on August 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the EUH Auditorium, 2nd Floor. Register here.
Translational Science Conference-September 10-11
The Southern Translational Education and Research Conference on September 10-11 in Augusta will provide updates on scientific initiatives that are enhancing patient care and opportunities for research collaboration. The event at the Augusta Marriott and Hotel Suites is co-sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia. Featured speakers include Dr. Arlene B. Chapman, program director and co-PI of the ACTSI at the Emory SOM. Read more…
Conference on Comparative Effectiveness-September 15
Georgia Bio and the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives are sponsoring a half-day conference to explore the impact of comparative effectiveness research on the health care system. Comprehensive Management Systems: Ensuring High Quality of Care conference will be held on Wednesday, September 15, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. Learn More
NIH to Host International Webcast on Dual Use Research-September 22
An international, interactive webcast, titled Does Your Research Raise Security Concerns? Strategies for Promoting Responsible Research in the Life Sciences, will focus on dual use life science research issues and be held on September 22, from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Concepts and examples of dual use research and strategies for management in the context of research on antimicrobial resistance and synthetic biology will be discussed. To participate in the webcast click here.
AIDS Vaccine 2010-September 28-October 1
The Emory Center for AIDS Research and GRA are co-hosting the 10th annual AIDS Vaccine conference which will be held at the Omni Hotel. ACTSI investigator, Carlos del Rio, MD is co-chair of the conference. ACTSI will also sponsor attendance for a limited number of Emory, MSM, and CDC postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and graduate students who wish to attend. More information
Moving Forward in the Efficient Management and Use of Core Facilities-November 15-16
NCRR is sponsoring Moving Forward in the Efficient Management and Use of Core Facilities on November 15-16, in the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The event will be webcast. Read more…
Education and Training
Emory's PreHealth Mentoring Office: Research Advisors and Mentors Recruitment
The PreHealth Mentoring Office at Emory serves the needs of Emory undergraduates who are interested in careers and further studies in the health sciences. Our goal is to expand access of Emory undergraduates to health science related experiences. We are looking for research opportunities, clinical internships, and shadowing positions to enhance and strengthen student’s academic experiences. Please take a minute to fill out the online form if you have an opening. For questions contact email@example.com.
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…
Emory, MSM, and GA Tech: Electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT)
The 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. Read more…
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