eRoundup for 02/24/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
February 24, 2012
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.
Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of Gene Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer-Due March 7
The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy is accepting grant applications to produce and release-testing of the clinical trial agents under cGMP, conduct the necessary pre-clinical pharmacological and toxicological studies in appropriate animal models and/or conducting the clinical translational trials in patients in support of an Investigative New Drug application to the FDA.
Inter-CTSA Translational Research RFP-Due April 1
To promote inter-institutional collaboration across the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium an RFP has been released to fund innovative, translational research projects that involve two or more CTSA institutions. Proposed projects should focus on translational T1-T4 research. Proposed projects must involve investigators at two or more institutions with an active CTSA. Questions?
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.
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.
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.
NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood & Sleep Disorders & Diseases-Due June 19
This R44 is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Dr. Drew Westen
Step Eight to a Winning Application: Defining Resources
As the eighth step in the Ten Steps to a Winning Grant Application series, this article helps you define the resources you will need. To help you identify accessible resources, visit ACTSI’s electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (ebirt).
BESTA Offers Free Consulting for ACTSI's Biomedical Community
GA Tech’s BESTA, a bio-statistics research group, offers free consulting for research within or directly related to BME, IBB, BioEngineering, ACTSI and TRIBES. Every Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in BME 2100, the group offers assistance in statistical support for external grant applications and PhD thesis work, Bayesian and classical meta-analyses and much more. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please complete the form here.
A View of the Rolling Bend Community through Photojournalism-Today
A collaborative project between Emory’s Social Medicine Course and the Rolling Bend Apartment Complex to explore the strengths and struggles of a community to be healthy. Starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Office Building, Room 101 (49 Jesse Hill, Jr. Dr. SE 30303). Questions?
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.
Mix and mingle with members of Georgia’s leading medical, health science and new product development organizations. The event is an opportunity to learn from industry experts and share ideas to strengthen the medical device and development community. Held in 200 Office (200 Peachtree St. 30303) at 5:30 p.m.
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.
6th Annual Celebration of Technology & Innovation-March 8
Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer hosts the event at 5:00 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center. Questions?
K-Club: K->R Transition-March 12
The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Pediatric researchers and Pediatric junior faculty and fellows interested in academic research careers should attend. The meeting will be held from Noon-1:00 p.m. in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7. Questions?
Women First Features ACTSI Program Director-March 28
Second annual Women’s History Month program honoring the accomplishments of Emory School of Medicine women who are first in their field. ACTSI program director, Dr. Carolyn Meltzer will be featured. The event will be held in Emory SOM 110 at 2:00 p.m. Questions?
Examining Epidemiologic, Environmental & Racial Factors in Blood Disorders-April 4
The Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Annual Public Health Summit at Morehouse School of Medicine features Dr. Louis DeGennaro, vice president and chief mission officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Emory Medical Student Research Day-Thursday
Faculty poster reviewers are needed for Emory’s Medical Student Research Day. Posters will be on display in the School of Medicine Building Commons from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Poster Session I) or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Poster Session II). For more information, or if you are a faculty member interested in serving in this role, please contact Michi Everett (404.712.9962). Schedule
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.
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Nanette Wenger in the News
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, ACTSI investigator and professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Cardiology Today | Cardiology Today Editorial Board member receives distinguished award
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, a Cardiology Today Editorial Board member, is the recipient of the 2011 American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology James B. Herrick Award for her influence on clinical cardiology practice.
Notice of Change & Follow Up for NHLBI FOAs
Follow up communication to NOT-HL-12-104 regarding PAR-12-043: Identifying Heart, Lung, and Blood Disease-Causing Variants (R01). The NHLBI remains committed to supporting a strong genomics portfolio. Cancelling the program announcement allows more time for various sequencing efforts [e.g., ARRA funded Grand Opportunity-Exome Sequencing Project (GO-ESP)] to release data into dbGaP, facilitate investigators outside the consortium to respond to targeted Funding Opportunities Announcements, and gives NHLBI more time to assess fully our current genomics portfolio, as well as time to work out budgetary details. As a consequence, the NHLBI will announce its plans within the next 2-3 months for a strategic approach to advancing this important area of research. Read more.
Notice of Change to Non-Allowable Costs for PA-10-106: Scientific Meetings for Creating Interdisciplinary Research Teams (R13) (NOT-OD-12-050). As indicated in NOT-OD-12-041, the HHS Policy on Promoting Efficient Spending prohibits food/meal costs from being charged to NIH-supported conference grants or cooperative agreements. The purpose of this Notice is to update the FOA to reflect this policy change to non-allowable costs. Read more.
Notice of Change to Non-Allowable Costs for PA-11-201: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R13) (NOT-OD-12-051). As indicated in NOT-OD-12-041, the HHS Policy on Promoting Efficient Spending prohibits food/meal costs from being charged to NIH-supported conference grants or cooperative agreements. The purpose of this Notice is to update the FOA to reflect this policy change to non-allowable costs. Read more.