eRoundup for 03/09/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
March 9, 2012
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?
2013 McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards-Due April 2
The award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.
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.
NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network RFA-Due June 8
The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research released an RFA for its Neurotherapeutics Network, a “virtual pharma” with resources, expertise and funding to advance promising compounds from chemical optimization through phase I clinical testing. The RFA is open to novices and experienced drug developers at universities, non-profit research organizations and companies.
Dr. David Wright
New Tool Simplifies Online Searching of State Legislation
The Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis PRC developed the State Legislative Search Guide Tool, a database of legislation from all 50 states related to health promotion. Free, searchable online database and a powerful resource for public health policy, advocacy and research.
Census Research Center Gives Emory Faculty an Edge
Step Ten to a Winning Application: Write an Application that will Excite your Reviewers
As the final step in the Ten Steps to a Winning Grant Application series, this article helps you start writing.
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?
Morehouse Mystique Book Signing-Tuesday
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will conduct a book signing for The Morehouse Mystique: Becoming a Doctor at the Nation’s Newest African American Medical School, and will deliver a lecture based on the book.
Regenerative Medicine: Harnessing Biology for Regeneration-March 14-17
16th annual workshop in Hilton Head, which includes a Short Course in New Concepts in Biocompatibility for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine.
MSM MSCR Clinical & Translational Research Seminar-March 15
Whole Genome and Transcriptome Reveals Therapeutically Actionable Events for the Treatment of Advanced Tumors will be presented by John Carpten, PhD, professor and director of the Integrated Cancer Genomics Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
Career Grant Writing Tutorials-March 12, 19, 26
In anticipation of the June 12 deadline for NIH K Career Development Award proposals, this free, no credit, three class series will address the K Awards as well as VA CDA and other career development and Young Investigator awards. This series is open to all postdocs, instructors and assistant professors.
FDA Regulatory Obligations for Research by Investigators who hold an IND or IDE-March 22
The Emory’s Office of Research Compliance hosts Christine Drabick, bioresearch monitoring specialist in the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality, to present and share the most common violations found during FDA inspections of clinical trials.
Healthcare Informatics Workshop-March 28-29
A two-day workshop on how informatics can be applied to practice and research, the Clinical Informatics Academy will teach the fundamentals of clinical informatics and how its application can advance quality patient care. It is targeted to physicians, nurses, clinical researchers, fellows, senior administrators and the clinical community of Emory, the VA, Morehouse School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Digital Image Ethics: Guidelines and Best Practices-March 30
Emory’s Office of Research Compliance hosts Douglas Cromey, expert in digital images in scientific research and ethical guidelines for manipulating digital images used in scientific publications.
Mastering Clinical Research-Wednesday
This series provides useful information to improve the quality of clinical research at Winship. Courses are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 a.m. in room 5012, on the 5th floor of Winship. New PHS Conflict of Interest Regulations will be presented by Emory’s Office of Research Administration.
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.
Case Western Informatics Symposium-April 6
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative and the Institute for Health Informatics and Comparative Effectiveness Research at Case Western Reserve University are co-hosting a symposium entitled, Informatics: Driving Discovery, Improving Health. The aim is to enlighten and update the clinical research community and regional informaticians about the current research and health informatics tools being used for clinical and translational research data management.
The event will will feature ACTSI investigators Nick Boulis (neurosurgery) and Jonathan Glass (neurology). Simulcast at Emory University and Healthcare locations.
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
Clinical Research Forum Annual Meeting-April 17-19
The annual meeting includes clinical research presentations and electronic health record discussions including developing clinical research capability with EPIC. Josephine Briggs, MD, acting director of the Division of Clinical Innovation at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will also discuss translational science at NIH. Finally, novel interfaces between academic health systems and industry, foreign governments and venture capitalists and an IT Roundtable will be presented.
Translational Science 2012-April 18-20
The event focuses on improving health through research and training. All translational professionals and academics are invited to converse, discover and explore topics in a three-day meeting.
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).
Society of Quality Assurance Annual Meeting-April 22-27
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.
Georgia Life Sciences Summit-Wednesday
Hosted by Georgia Bio, the 2012 summit will focus on Innovation for Global Health and feature two global industry leaders as keynote speakers, Johnson & Johnson Chairman William Weldon and Baxter International’s Julie Kim, Global Franchise Head of Biotherapeutics.
Request for Information: Enhancing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program-Due April 6
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the NIH, seeks comments from all key stakeholders in the scientific and public health communities on how it can further strengthen the CTSA program to meet its broad clinical and translational goals.
Global Diabetes Research & Training Program
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Stuart Zola in the News
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NIH Seeks Input on Defining Unmet Needs for Clinical Translation of Cell-Based Therapies
NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine seeks input on persistent unmet needs that currently impede technical and scientific progress in translating advances in stem and progenitor cell-based technologies to the clinic, and where NIH investment and/or coordination can help in overcoming these impediments.
Georgia: The Future for Technology
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) created a video to help promote the region to businesses, talent and venture capitalists. Watch it now.