eRoundup for 04/27/12
Atlanta Clinical & Translational
April 27, 2012
Call for the 2012 Robert M. Nerem International Travel Award-Due May 11
The award was established in 2005 to encourage predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to broaden their research experiences by establishing an international collaboration.
Lung Cancer Research Program Translational Research Partnership Award & Idea Development Award-Due May 30
The Idea Development Award is designed to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation. The key initiative of the Translational Research Partnership Award is to encourage partnerships between clinicians and laboratory scientists that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in lung cancer into clinical applications.
Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab Grant and Loan Program-Due June 1
The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) awards grants and loans to university-based research enterprises in their earliest stages. Its purpose is to move university technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace, and to grow university-based start-up companies to create a vibrant industrial base with high-value jobs.
Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (U01)-LOI Due June 26
The National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks grant applications to explore, within an active clinical setting, the application of genomic sequence data to the care of patients. Applications submitted in response to this FOA will address critical questions about the application of genomic sequencing to clinical care of individual patients, from generation of genomic sequence data, to interpretation and translation of the data for the physician, to communication to the patient, including an examination of the ethical, legal and psychosocial implications of bringing broad genomic data into the clinic.
American Heart Association National Innovative Research Grant-Due July 17
To support highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. The Innovative Research Grant (IRG) promotes new ideas; therefore, proposals need not include preliminary data. Research can be broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Dr. Julia Elizabeth Babensee
Available Research Centers/Institutes & Research Resources at Morehouse School of Medicine
Need Research Resources, Lab Services, Equipment, Available Cores??
The electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT) is a web-based application used for research resource discovery. For researchers, eBIRT serves as a “one-stop virtual shop” for research resources, such as laboratory services, equipment, software, consultation services, training opportunities, and more. For resource providers, such as service centers and cores, eBIRT offers a platform to advertise research-related services and products. If you have resources and would like to make them more discoverable to the scientific community, or if you would like more information about eBIRT, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To try eBIRT, go to http://ebirt.emory.edu.
Also, Emory’s Department of Medicine’s Research Office compiled a list of common equipment, resources and specialized expertise within the department and a list of available service centers and core labs.
Studio Consultations: Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics & Proposal Support
The ACTSI offers Studio Consultations to aid investigators in the successful design and implementation of clinical and translational science research proposals. The Studio Consultation concept involves a clinical investigator presenting their proposals to representatives of ACTSI’s Biostatistics (BERD), Biomedical Informatics (BIP), Regulatory & Ethics Support (RESK) and Clinical Research Network (CRN) programs for expert feedback, resource ideas and support.
NIAID Career Transition/Research Scholar Development Award (K22)
The purpose of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Research Scholar Development Award (RSDA) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators that will address the health needs of the nation. The award is designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral research position to an independent research position.
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.
Making it Last: Sustaining Public Health Programs in Your Community-May 8
The National Cancer Institute’s May Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore public health sustainability – the challenges and facilitators, frameworks and tools for practitioners and researchers and examples of sustainable programs from two communities. The event was planned in collaboration with the National Prevention Research Centers and will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Research Residency Program-May 25 and June 1
The ACTSI’s Clinical Interaction Network’s three day Research Residency Program is designed to provide novice and experienced nurses with the knowledge and skills that will aid their navigation through the clinical research process. The areas of focus are research design and methodology, ethics, research subject’s rights and safety, critical thinking, clinical practice, evaluation of clinical data and application of patho-physiological and psychosocial concepts within the multidisciplinary team.
K-Club: The Icing on the Cake-NIH Biosketches & Other Required Documents for Grant Applications-Monday
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. This session will focus on required documents for grant applications and will be held from Noon-1:00 p.m. in Egleston, Classroom 6-7. Questions?
NanoFANS Forum on Nanotoxicology-Tuesday
The 2012 Spring NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Nanotechnology Research Center, Marcus Nanotechnology Building, GA Tech. Speakers will include Dr. Yongsheng Chen (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GA Tech), Dr. Stephan Klaine (School of Biological Sciences, Clemson University) and Dr. Dong Qin (School of Materials Science Engineering, GA Tech). After the talks, a tour of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology Cleanroom will be offered.
Research Administration at Emory (RAE)-December 10, 13 & 17
This program provides a comprehensive introduction to research administration at Emory and leads to the RAE Certification.
Workshop on Natural History Studies of Rare Diseases: Meeting the Needs of Drug Development & Research-May 16-17
Natural history (NH) studies are an important tool for understanding the etiology, range of manifestations and progression of rare diseases. Well-conducted NH studies can yield information on biomarkers and other correlates of clinical outcome. This workshop brings together thought leaders in the design, conduct and evaluation of NH studies to discuss the role of these studies in the development of therapeutic candidates.
Emory Research A to Z (ERAZ)-January 17
ERAZ is a forum for discussing issues in research administration, highlighting new policies and procedures, disseminating research administration best practices, education and networking.
Emory Center for Injury Control Translational Research Workshop-Thursday
The workshop will be led by Dr. James Emshoff and begin at 9:00 a.m. in Emory’s Faculty Office Building, Room 101 (49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE). It will be an interactive learning opportunity that will help participants better understand how to apply implementation and dissemination research to their work, including creating research questions that are truly translational in nature.
2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting-October 24-27
Presented by the GA Tech-Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering and sponsored by the ACTSI. Integrating academics, industry and translation – from discovery to implementation will be the theme and will be complemented with several plenary sessions, symposiums and a career fair. The event will be held at the Georgia World Congress.
Drug firms outsource research to universities: Prescription for worry?
ACTSI Investigator Dr. Sagar Lonial in the News
Sagar Lonial, MD, ACTSI investigator and Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Emory Medicine Magazine | Live and Let Die
The Myeloma Beacon | Elotuzumab combination effective for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (ASH 2011)
December 14, 2011
MarketWatch.com | Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase 1-2a Clinical Trial of ACY-1215 for Multiple Myeloma
September 22, 2011
Emory Winship Magazine | A time of hope
Science Advance: Association of Antenatal Corticosteroids with Mortality & Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Among Infants Born at 22 to 25 Weeks Gestation
ACTSI investigator, Dr. Barbara Stoll’s work was supported by the ACTSI’s Clinical Interaction Network and Clinical & Translational Research Program for Pediatrics.