eRoundup for 08/26/11
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
August 26, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Program-Due Thursday
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is accepting applications for the Early Career Research Program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Biological and Environmental Research and other areas.
Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Genomic Research Regular Research Program
The rapid evolution of genomic technologies and the increasing availability and use of genomic information has the potential to transform how research and medicine are practiced and how a wide range of social practices and norms are understood and shaped. This FOA is intended to encourage multi-disciplinary research applications that identify, examine and address the ethical, legal and social implications of advances in genomic research and technology for individuals, families, communities and society more broadly.
Pilot and Feasibility Grants in Renal Research-Due September 15
The Emory Renal Division is submitting an application for an NIH P30 O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center. This center, if funded, will support two Pilot and Feasibility Grants in Renal Research. Each Pilot and Feasibility Grant may request up to $60,000 direct costs for one year and may be renewed for a second year. The Pilot and Feasibility program is intended to provide investigators the resources needed to generate the necessary preliminary data for successful submission of an investigator-initiated grant application such as an R01 or a P01 project that investigates any aspect of renal disease.
2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1)-Due October 7
The program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Awards will be for up to $500,000 in direct costs each year for five years.
Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21)-Due October 11
NCRR solicits innovative applications for the development of new or improved instrumentation for biomedical research. Direct costs are limited to $125,000/year over three years.
Healthcare Innovation Program/ACTSI Seed Grant RFP-Due October 15
The Emory/Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the ACTSI, is pleased to invite research seed grant proposals in Healthcare Innovation. The seed grant program will fund multi-investigator, multidisciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the HIP and the ACTSI. Preliminary Study grants and Complete Project grants will be offered. More information is available here.
Request for Proposals for Young Investigators New to HIV/AIDS Research-Concept Proposal Due October 17
National CFARs, the Office of AIDS Research and the International AIDS Society are pleased to announce an opportunity to submit proposals for the CNIHR-Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research program. This research grant program is for early career investigators with no prior experience in HIV research.
FDA Training Opportunity-November 7-9
The FDA Office of Critical Path Programs, in co-sponsorship with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), announces a three-day training course for health care professionals responsible for, or involved in, the conduct and/or design of clinical trials (clinical investigators). This course is intended to assist clinical investigators in understanding what preclinical and clinical information is needed to support the investigational use of medical products, as well as the scientific, regulatory, and ethical considerations involved in the conduct of clinical trials. The training course will be held at the National Labor College (10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993). Contact Andrew West at 404-727-9296 if you are interested in attending.
Dr. June Scott
Call for Research Abstracts: An Opportunity to Share Your Research Findings with the Community-Due Monday
Do you have research findings that would be of interest to local communities? Are you looking for ways to convey your research findings for public consumption? The Community Engagement & Research Program (CERP) seeks investigators from ACTSI institutions who have research findings that would be of interest to the public. This process will allow us to test a new translation and dissemination strategy. CERP will pair investigators with community-based organizations (CBOs) to disseminate research findings of mutual interest. CERP will provide funding to the CBOs through our mini-grants program to support these dissemination activities.
Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia, September 1, 2011
The ACTSI and its partners, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, and Georgia Bio celebrated the first-ever Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia on September 1. To mark the occasion, a half-day program was held at MSM featuring Governor Nathan Deal, a keynote address by Leroy Hood, MD, Ph.D., a pioneer in biotechnology and genomics, remarks by Ambassador Andrew Young, and a panel discussion involving scientists from MSM, Emory and Georgia Tech exploring advances in personalized medicine and Georgia’s leadership in this innovative healthcare research.
Iverson Genetics, Inc. is collaborating with MSM and the ACTSI in a clinical research study of a new technology that will make the practice of personalized medicine possible. Study Details
Emory Department of Medicine Research Day-September 9
The Department of Medicine brings Dr. Ann Bonham, Chief Scientific Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), as keynote speaker at 11:00 a.m. in Emory’s Cox Hall Ballroom.
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.
Emory Research A to Z (ERAZ)-Thursday
ERAZ is a forum for discussing issues in research administration, highlighting new policies and procedures, disseminating research administration best practices, education and networking.
CTSA Public-Private Partnerships Webinar Series-September 28
A New Paradigm for Pharmaceutical Innovation will be led by Tufts University’s Kenneth Kaitin from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, featuring analysis on R&D trends and patent information on the 10 top companies and drugs. Webinar Link
Winship Win the Fight 5K-October 15
Runners and walkers, take your mark on October 15 for Atlanta’s newest 5K. The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will hold its inaugural Winship Win the Fight 5K to bring the community together in the fight against cancer.
Governor Deal Designates September 1, 2011 as Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal designated Thursday, September 1, 2011, as Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia. The event was hosted by the ACTSI, Georgia Bio, and Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. Iverson is collaborating with MSM and the ACTSI in a clinical research study of a new technology that will make the practice of personalized medicine possible.
Call for Images: 60th Anniversary of HeLa Cells-September 16
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) invites you to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of HeLa cells by submitting HeLa images from your department or institution. The HeLa Reflected exhibit will be displayed at the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on October 1; on the ICTR website; and at other Henrietta Lacks and HeLa-related events in the future. Any original images of HeLa developed at your institution that showcase the beauty, features, versatility, and/or scientific impact of the cells are welcome. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow-Up: ACTSI Investigator Performs First Hand Transplant in the Southeast
Intel Innovation Awards: 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit-Due September 15
For the first time, the Intel Innovation Awards will recognize companies developing leading-edge technology to improve healthcare delivery and processes. Interested parties operating in every aspect of the healthcare industry, from startups and large enterprises, to single physician practices and healthcare delivery systems, are encouraged to apply. Entry forms may be downloaded here. The 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit will take place on November 8, at the Fox Theatre from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
ACTSI Pilot Grant Recipient Dr. Nadine Kaslow in the News
Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ACTSI pilot grant recipient, professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Emory School of Medicine and a member of the American Psychological Association Board of Directors
CNN | NY, DC briefly shaken by 9/11 memories during earthquake
August 23, 2011
ABCNews.com | KBOI.com| Colleagues behaving badly: Stress of rude co-worker can affect home life
August 23, 2011
CNN | Murder trial jurors can be overwhelmed, traumatized
June 28, 2011
Fox 5 News | Health Watch: Shopping addiction
June 28, 2011
Star-Telegram | Fooling around becomes equal-opportunity venture
June 15, 2011
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Is it OK to take pleasure in LeBron's pain?
June 13, 2011
CNN | Child care helps depressed moms' kids
June 13, 2011
The Orange County Register | Do we demand more from politicians than ourselves?
June 10, 2011
PBS.org | Weiner Scandal Lesson: Sexting more trackable than real-life flirting
June 9, 2011
ABC News | KGO Newstalk Radio | KBOI Newstalk Radio | Health Daily News | James Boylan | KLPW Radio| Are Anthony Weiner's online relationships considered adultery?
June 7, 2011
ABC News | New balloon boy: Bobby Bradley, 9, to fly solo over New Mexico in ultra-light balloon
June 2, 2011
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | KSRO.com| Questions, confusion in classrooms over bin Laden
May 5, 2011
News on Women | Dr. Nadine Kaslow discusses how little habits become bigger problems
April 27, 2011
Fox 5 News Atlanta | Health Watch: Soft addictions
April 26, 2011
Care2.com | 5 ways pets can improve your health
March 26, 2011
ABC News | Mass. Senator talks about childhood sexual abuse
February 17, 2011
ABC News | How to spice up a routine Valentine's Day
February 1, 2011
ABC News | When does pornography become unhealthy?
February 1, 2011