eRoundup for 02/17/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
February 17, 2012
7th Annual TAG Business Launch Competition-Due February 24
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) rewards high-tech entrepreneurship and helps young companies access the mentors and services they need to be successful. The winner of the TAG Business Launch Competition will receive $50,000 in cash and all finalists will benefit from more than $350,000 in services donated by area companies.
2012 Emory+Children's Pediatric Research Pilot Funding Program-Due March 1
The pilot opportunities focus on seeding collaborative efforts that link primary faculty investigators who are on the medical staff of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or are faculty members of the Emory Department of Pediatrics to investigators with related interests including those in other departments at Emory and at other institutions within the State of Georgia.
Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting Research Program-Due March 16
The program supports applied research relating to maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting services which show promise of advancing knowledge about the implementation and effectiveness of home visiting programs designed to improve life outcomes among mothers, infants and young children.
U.S. Agency for International Development - Higher Education Solutions Network-LOI Due March 22
The intent of this program is to harness the knowledge, research and creativity found on higher education campuses to further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of USAID’s development programs while reducing the costs over time.
GRA VentureLab Commercialization Seed Award-Due April 5
The award is a new feature of Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab and is designed to identify universities technologies with commercial potential and move them into the commercialization process. It is open to full-time research faculty of all four-year academic institutions in the state of Georgia and to full-time scientists of the CDC who are based in Georgia.
Excellence in Hemoglobinopathies Research Award-Due May 8
The purpose of the U54 issued by NHLBI is to encourage interdisciplinary approaches and support the development of studies that will accelerate high-impact, multi-disciplinary basic and translational research in the hemoglobinopathies and facilitate maximal collaborations among basic and translational scientists and clinical hematologists located throughout the U.S. or at international sites.
Aetna Foundation National Program Research Grants-Rolling LOI Deadline
Focus on issues that improve health and the healthcare system in obesity, racial and ethnic healthcare equity and integrated healthcare. National and regional programs offered depending on impact.
Partnerships for Development of Vaccine Technologies-Due June 26
This R01 is focused on preclinical developments that would improve vaccine effectiveness and/or simplify delivery during a natural outbreak or following the intentional release of an infectious agent. Applications must include a product development strategy and demonstrate substantive investment by an industrial participant.
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30)-Due June 29
The objective of the Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program is to bring together basic science and clinical investigators from relevant disciplines to enhance and extend the effectiveness of research related to nutritional sciences and/or obesity, and related disorders, with clinical and/or translational applications.
mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment & Self-Management of Chronic Diseases In Underserved Populations (R01)
This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing Mobile Health technologies in underserved populations.
Dr. Mervyn Weitzmann
Step Seven to a Winning Application: Divide Research into Projects that Fit your Budget
As the seventh step in the Ten Steps to a Winning Grant Application series, this article delves into syncing your plans with your budget.
Resource Access for the Bridging Interventional Development Gaps Program (X01)-Due April 3
NIH established the program to make available certain critical resources needed for the development of therapeutic agents. The program’s goal is to generate the data and clinical material that investigators need to file an IND application with the FDA. Successful projects gain access to government contract resources and assistance with establishing a product development plan.
2013 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Program-Due March 15
This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers and is limited to those holding recent faculty appointments. The applicants’ research interests should be consonant with those of the March of Dime Foundation.
American Cancer Society - Research Scholar Grants-Due April 1
The Mentored Research Scholar Grant provides support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The Research Scholar Grant supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
Emory University Center for Ethics: Master of Arts in Bioethics Program
The Master of Arts in Bioethics degree immerses students in a sea of provocative ethical questions generated by advances in healthcare, science and technology.
Translation and Clinical Applications of the Bioartificial Heart-Monday
Lunch and discussion with Dr. Doris Taylor, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Repair at the University of Minnesota. The event will start at Noon in Egleston, Classroom 6-7. RSVP
19th Annual Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting (SERYM)-February 24-26
Held at Emory’s Whitehead Auditorium and Cox Hall Ballroom and sponsored by the ACTSI’s Translational Technologies & Resources (TTR) program.
Webinar with NCATS Leadership-NCATS: What it is and what it isn't-February 27
Join the leadership team of the newly created National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the NIH for a virtual town hall meeting at 1:00 p.m. This web event will address NCATS’ priorities and program areas, and its efforts to reduce, remove or bypass translational pipeline bottlenecks.
New FDA Regulations: Their Impact on Health IT Companies and Medical Devices
The new Medical Device Data Systems ruling brings certain software products, which otherwise would not qualify as medical devices, under the FDA’s regulatory purview if they store, transfer, display or convert electronic data obtained from a medical device. Not sure if these regulatory changes apply to your organization?
Escaping Melodramas: The U.S. STD 1946-48 Experiments in Guatemala and their Aftermath-March 1
The study was unknown until historian of medicine Susan M. Reverby, PhD unexpectedly discovered records of the study. In this lecture, Dr. Reverby will discuss how she found the papers, brought them to the attention of the CDC and witnessed the aftermath.
Conference on Regulatory Developments for Complex Drugs-March 9
The New York Academy of Sciences presents Scientific Considerations for Complex Drugs in Light of Established Regulatory Guidance, a full-day conference exploring current definitions, regulatory hurdles and future challenges for follow-on versions of complex drugs.
Third Annual Global Health & Humanitarian Summit-April 13-15
A free festival and gathering of speakers, exhibitors and performers in all areas of humanitarian aid and peace-building held at Emory University.
2012 Emory Research Career Fair-April 20
The event is designed to provide professionals within the research community an opportunity to learn more about research careers at Emory. The career fair will be held from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Emory’s Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC).
The 7th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology & Cardiovascular Disease-April 26-27
This annual symposium, sponsored by the ACTSI, brings together engineers, life scientists, physical scientists and clinicians to examine the role of biomechanics in cardiovascular disease. The conference includes oral presentations, poster session and young investigator awards. Abstracts are due on February 10.
Save the Date: 2012 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health-July 9-13
The science of dissemination and implementation seeks to understand how to best ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice. NCI, NIMH and the VA offer this week-long training in San Jose, CA. Applications now being accepted through March 2.
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Barbara Boyan in the News
Barbara Boyan, PhD, ACTSI Georgia Institute of Technology Co-PI and Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University; Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Director, Laboratory for Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Research, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Director, Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability
Dr. Boyan was awarded the Orthopaedic Research Society Women's Leadership Forum Award, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and was named a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). ITI is an independent academic association that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration.
Researchers are Working to Improve the Treatment for Premature Fusion of Skull Bones in Children