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eRoundup for 04/13/12

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
April 13, 2012

Funding Opportunities

2012 TRIBES-GTRI Translational Seed Grant-Due April 23

The Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Science (TRIBES) and the GA Tech Research Institute (GTRI) announce an RFA for a translational research seed grant to foster collaboration between GA Tech and GTRI investigators focusing on healthcare needs, promote rapid transfer of new knowledge and inventions to the commercial sector and translate technologies that are at a basic science/research phase into a prototype, “Coulter-ready” grant proposal.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2013 Investigator Competition-Eligibility by May 1

HHMI invites applications for investigator positions from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated originality and substantial accomplishments in biomedical research and who show exceptional promise for future achievement and leadership in research. 


Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Mid-career & Senior Investigators (K18)-Due May 2


Dudley L. Moore Nursing & Allied Health Research Fund-Due May 4

For nurses and allied health professionals, the Dudley Moore Fund provides grant funding for research proposals which will have an impact on enhanced patient care.


Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenges in Global Health: Grant Challenges Explorations Round 9-Due May 15

Each round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative uses a set of specific topics. The topic fits within the goals and disease priorities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Topics for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9 are: New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds; Aid is Working. Tell the World; Explore New Solutions for Global Health Priority Areas; Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems; Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market.


Predictive Multi-scale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental & Clinical Research (Interagency U01)-May 31

This FOA encourages the development of new, non-standard modeling methods and experimental approaches to facilitate multi-scale modeling.


Understanding Clinical Information Needs & Healthcare Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology (R01)

Research projects funded under this FOA will address current knowledge gaps regarding the understanding of healthcare providers’ information needs and healthcare decision making processes, both individually and as a healthcare team.


Research Resources

iResearchGeorgia Profile

Dr. Stuart Zola


Educational Opportunities

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)-LOI Due June 9

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH invites Research Education (R25) applications to promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional participant populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research.



Access to Care & Chronic Disease Prevention & Management-Saturday

The 2012 Leadership Symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom at Emory University. One of HealthSTAT’s signature events, brings together students from across disciplines and across the state to wrestle with Georgia’s biggest public health and healthcare challenges.


Building the Biomarker Highway: A Pathway to Affordable Healthcare-Monday

Presented by John T. McDevitt, PhD, Brown-Wiess Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry at Rice University. The lecture will be held at Noon in the Emory Clinic, Building A, Conference Room 1303. Questions? 


Healthcare Innovation Program's Student Networking Night-Monday

Network with 15 top professionals in healthcare informatics, law, marketing, technology, operations, and management at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, room W525. Register.


White House LGBT/Health Disparities Conference on HIV/AIDS-Thursday

Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)


Can You Patent That? How Changes in Patent Law Will Affect Your Research-Today

Presented by Emory’s Office of Tech Transfer -


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.


Best Practices for Informed Consent & Source Documentation-May 18

A meeting for research coordinators presented by Emory University Office of Research Compliance at 2:00 p.m. at the Marcus Autism Center, Bell South Training Room, 2nd Floor. Call (404) 727-2398 for more information.


2nd Annual Pediatric Surgery & Technology Research Day-June 1

Share ongoing pediatric research from the GA Tech, Emory & Children's Healthcare of Atlanta communities. Held at Emory School of Medicine, Room 100 from 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. RSVP & Abstract Submission by May 7th


Understanding Regulatory Requirements for Human Factors Usability Testing-June 7

Join regulatory colleagues for an expert overview of FDA’s latest draft guidance and new requirements. This meeting is sponsored by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Atlanta Chapter and will be held from Noon-4:30 p.m. at the City Club of Buckhead.



ACTSI Scholar Continues to Receive National Honors

ACTSI TL1 and MSCR student and rising fourth year Emory medical student Emily McIntosh received the 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship for her work titled Raltegravir: A potent inhibitor of bone formation. This is her third national award within the past three months, including the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Award and the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Young Investigator Award.


Science Advance: Relation of Obesity to Circulating B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Concentrations in Blacks

Through ACTSI-supported work, scientists have determined that a higher body mass index in blacks is associated with lower circulating B-type natriuretic peptide BNP concentrations, thereby extending the concept of a natriuretic handicap in obese individuals. Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Aurelian Bidulescu used ACTSI pilot grant funds to establish the brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) marker measurement used in this study, published in Circulation.


ACTSI Investigator Dr. Kenneth Newell in the News

Kenneth Newell, MD, PhD, Emory transplant surgeon and professor

WXIA-TV | The mother of all swaps
May 10, 2011

Associated Press | | Denver Post | | Kidney transplant patients seek life without drugs
March 19, 2012

Monterey County Herald | Providing kidney transplant patients a drug-free life
April 8, 2012

More News


Shean Phelps Named Medical Director, Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science (TRIBES)

Shean Phelps, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Director of Health Systems Technology Research and Development at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, has been named Medical Director for the Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science (TRIBES).


Grady's Recovery


GCMI Provides Support to Two Georgia Medical Device Companies


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