eRoundup for 07/22/11
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
July 22, 2011
A Call for Investigator-Initiated Seed Grants in Regenerative Medicine-Due August 5
The Georgia Tech/Emory initiative in regenerative medicine, in partnership with the ACTSI invites seed grant proposals in Regenerative Medicine. The research seed grant program will fund both multi-investigator teams and single investigators focusing on basic science and translational research, with the latter including large animal studies and initial clinical studies. The desired portfolio should include a balance of Emory and Georgia Tech tenure track and clinical faculty. The award program also is available to be used to fund junior investigators in team or individual grants and can be used for the recruitment of outstanding young investigators.
Nominations for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) - Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)-Internal Emory Deadline September 5
By increasing the number of physician scientists and keeping them in research, BWF believes that this bridging award, supporting the last year(s) of a mentored position in addition to supporting the beginning years of an independent position, will facilitate the transition to a career in research and buy time from service commitments. CAMS provides $700,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. The ideal candidate will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, and have a significant publication record. Website
Dr. Chris Larsen
ACTSI's New Request & Progress Information Database (RAPID)
ACTSI Governance, Tracking & Evaluation, and Biomedical Informatics Program, in conjunction with each of the programs within the ACTSI, have developed the Request & Progress Information Database (RAPID) to record the progress of the ACTSI grant award. While it was primarily developed for the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Annual Progress Report, RAPID was designed to support the administration and investigators of the ACTSI. As such, it will serve as the backbone connecting researchers, staff, and community leaders at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and other ACTSI member organizations. To get started, please visit http://rapid.emory.edu.
Georgia Tech/Emory BME Senior Research Design Program
The Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is seeking medical development project ideas from the Atlanta medical/research community for capstone project teams in biomedical engineering. If you have a clinical or surgical oriented idea or "problem," you can work with a team of senior BME students in developing and testing a potential solution. Capstone work can provide valuable background for future project funding submissions and further development activities.
Sponsored by the ACTSI and the North American Vascular Biology Organization, Vasculata® is a summer course/workshop that promotes the study of vascular biology. It is designed to present an overview of the field and future areas of active research. Individuals with little or no background in vascular biology are encouraged to attend, current trainees in the field and all interested individuals are invited to participate. Vasculata® 2011 will be held at Georgia Tech with Morehouse School of Medicine serving as the lead host institution in conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine.
CTSA Public-Private Partnerships Webinar Series-Wednesday
Open to all translational investigators. In this series academic health centers and universities will highlight examples of partnerships that facilitate discoveries into treatments. Carolina KickStart is a core program of the CTSA-funded NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute which provides support for faculty in commercializing biomedical technologies through a startup company. Presented by Don Rose, PhD, University of North Carolina, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Webinar Link (1-866-910-4857; Participant Code: 584064). The CTSA Public-Private Partnerships Key Function Committee produces the series with the aim of sharing best practices and expertise. For more information, contact Dr. Jody Sachs.
BarCode: Comparison of Gene Expression Data-July 29
This brown bag lunch series is sponsored by BimCore and Emory’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, RSPH. An Explanation of BarCode: A BLAST-Like Tool for the Comparison of Gene Expression Data will be led by Karen Uppal and held from noon-12:45 p.m.
Mastering Clinical Research-Wednesday
The course Institutional Review Board Policies and Procedures by Sarah Putney, Emory IRB director, provides useful information to improve the quality of clinical research. Courses are held the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in room 5012, on the 5th floor of Winship.
Automated Data Entry System Demonstration - August 4
Are you a clinical researcher that collects self-report data from your study participants? An automated data entry system was recently purchased for clinical researchers to use for studies. The system can scan a completed survey and automatically populate a database. The demonstration will be held in the Emory-Children’s Center, Room 302 and presented by Dr. Karen DeMuth, assistant professor, Emory’s Department of Pediatrics, an investigator currently using the tool. Session 3: 10:30-11:15 a.m. and Session 4: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Impact of Washington Policy on Medical Device Innovation-August 9
Laws, politics and regulations all significantly impact innovation ecosystem for medical technologies. A presentation by Thomas C. Novelli, Vice President of Government Relations for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, will provide an overview of the latest developments of government policies impacting medical technology companies. Presented by SEMDA from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Ravinia Club (2 Ravinia Drive #100, Atlanta, 30346).
Biomedical Computing and Modeling Pediatric Research Seminar-August 19
From Noon to 1:00 p.m. in Egleston, classrooms 5-7, presented by May D. Wang, PhD and sponsored by the Center for Outcomes Research and Public Health. RSVP
SBIR Strategies: Academic Partners and University Consultants - August 22
Prior to entering an SBIR proposal as a consultant or collaborator you should know the typical university guidelines that may apply to faculty who participate in these types of proposals. The event is in Emory School of Medicine, Room 170A from 1:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. and is sponsored by Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer. Please RSVP to Ashley Myers.
Research Matters - February 22
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.
Networking Opportunities for Pediatric Neuroscientists-September 6
The Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center is organizing an effort to bring together all scientists interested in pediatric neuroscience research. Please participate in this brief survey if you currently are conducting or are interested in being involved in neuroscience research related to child health. The survey will ascertain common research interest areas, current projects and opportunities for collaboration. A Neurosciences Research Meet and Greet will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (Conference Center Rooms 5-7). Please indicate on the above survey if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kenny.
Molecular & Translational Imaging Workshop-From Mouse to Man-September 14
Registration is Now Open – This workshop gives an introduction to preclinical and translational molecular imaging techniques and their applications in biology and medicine. Featuring keynote speaker, Peter Choyke, MD, director of the Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, NIH and a hands-on training and imaging demonstrations. Sponsored by the ACTSI and Emory’s Center for Systems Imaging and the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
An Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Conference-September 23
A conference for nurses who are interested in conducting nursing research, quality improvement processes and embracing evidence-based practice in clinical healthcare settings, including staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, nursing leaders, nurse researchers and nurse educators. From 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Kennesaw State University Center.
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Chris Larsen in the News
Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, ACTSI investigator, director of the Emory Transplant Center, and chair of Emory's Department of Surgery
Video: FDA Approves Transplant Drug That Preserves Kidneys, Avoids Toxicity
June 22, 2011
Surgeon-scientists Chris Larsen and Tom Pearson learned in May that the drug Nulojix (belatacept) had received FDA approval for prevention of graft rejection after kidney transplants. They played a leading role in driving its development, in collaboration with other researchers at Emory, including at Yerkes, and at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Healthcanal.com | FDA approves transplant drug that preserves kidneys, avoids toxicity
June 15, 2011
CNN | Wall Street Journal | My Fox Tampa Bay | WESH |College student gets first hand transplant in Southeast
March 28, 2011
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