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eRoundup for 12/22/11

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
December 22, 2011

Funding Opportunities

LUNGevity Career Development Award for Translational Research-LOI December 30

Research projects are restricted to translational lung cancer research, and the applicant must demonstrate the translational relevance of the research proposed.


Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program-LOI January 2

The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the NSF. The estimated funding amount $60,000 per site (Phase 1).


Research Centers in Primary Care Practice Based Research & Learning-LOI Due January 6

This FOA solicits Center Core grant (P30) applications from organizations with a demonstrated track record of success in conducting research in primary care PBRNs.


The AACR Clinical & Translational Cancer Research Fellowships-Due January 11

The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical or research institution who will be in the first five years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term.


DARPA 2012 Young Faculty Award-Due January 19

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and expose them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.


University Research Committee/ACTSI Call for Proposals-Due January 20

The Emory University Research Committee (URC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the spring 2012 funding cycle of URC, ACTSI and a new category of funding priorities, high risk/high potential (HH) grants. The URC and the Office of the Provost have set aside resources to support highly innovative projects that fall outside of traditional external funding support mechanisms. Proposals are invited from all current, regular full-time faculty throughout Emory University.


Healthcare Innovation Program/ACTSI Seed Grant RFP-LOI Due February 15

The Emory/Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the ACTSI, is pleased to invite research seed grant proposals in Healthcare Innovation. The seed grant program will fund multi-investigator, multidisciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Preliminary Study grants and Complete Project grants will be offered. A NEW RFA is available here.


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.


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society FY11 Translational Research Program-LOI March 1

The program was created to encourage and support new approaches for the management of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma with the goal of accelerating the transfer of findings from the laboratory to the clinic.


Partnership for Patients: Community-based Care Transitions

The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) goals are; to reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve quality of care and document measureable savings to the Medicare program.


Healthcare Reform Research Opportunities


NHLBI Research Dissemination and Implementation Grants (R18)

The purpose of this FOA is to support dissemination and implementation studies to 1) develop innovative approaches to translating efficacious treatments and effective prevention modalities for heart, lung and blood diseases and sleep disorders to the clinic, community and/or other real-world settings; 2) test the effectiveness, sustainability, determinants and cost-effectiveness of these approaches in real-world settings; and 3) examine the effectiveness of interventions as they are disseminated and implemented in real-world settings to reduce risk factors for and enhance prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases and sleep disorders.


American Brain Tumor Association Translational Grants

These awards help scientists further develop studies on the cusp of moving from the laboratory into patient testing. These $75,000 one year grants often support the collection of the preclinical data researchers need to apply for major funding from other sources. Applicants must be in the earlier years of their investigator career.


Research Resources

iResearchGeorgia Profile

Dr. Vin Tangpricha


NIH Eases Tech Transfer with Online Material Transfer Agreements

The NIH has launched the Transfer Agreement Dashboard (TAD), to streamline the transfer of NIH-developed research materials to the biomedical research community.


HIPAA Security Awareness


Georgia Tech/Emory BME Senior Research Design Program

The Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is seeking medical development project ideas from the Atlanta medical/research community for capstone project teams in biomedical engineering. If you have a clinical or surgical oriented idea or "problem," you can work with a team of senior BME students in developing and testing a potential solution. Capstone work can provide valuable background for future project funding submissions and further development activities.


Educational Opportunities

AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional Award-LOI Due December 30

The purpose of this solicitation is to support the career development of post-doctoral scholars in methods to conduct comparative effectiveness research. Under this award, these scholars can be selected and appointed to this program by the K12 Program Director and grantee institution. If you would like to apply, contact the Health Innovation Program.


Ethics of Human Subjects Research

The course will be held on Mondays from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in Emory’s Center for Ethics, Room 162. Topics include: History of research ethics, Ethics of scientific design, Participant selection and recruitment, Risk/benefit assessments, Informed consent, Independent review and oversight, Clinical/translational research, Community-based participatory research and Social/behavioral research.


Biostatistics Course

The ACTSI Certificate Program in Translational Research is offering a basic biostatistics course and invites junior faculty members to enroll. This is a spring semester course which meets every Tuesday from 1:00-2:50 p.m. beginning on January 24 until May 1, 2012. Contact Cheryl Sroka.


Certificate Program in Translational Research

Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2012. As part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Med into Grad” Initiative, the Emory Laney Graduate School is now offering a Certificate Program in Translational Research. Applicants must be PhD graduate students in the biomedical sciences and/or biomedical engineering at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech and with an interest in obtaining training in translational research.


Request for Applications-Master of Science in Clinical Research

Applications are being accepted for the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program for classes beginning in August 2012. The Emory MSCR is part of the Research Education, Training & Career Development (RETCD) program of the ACTSI. The MSCR provides didactic and mentored clinical and/or translational research training. The MSCR program is designed for participants who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree (such as physicians including fellows and junior faculty and PhD-level scientists including postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty) and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in clinical investigation that incorporates clinical and/or translational research.


Mentored Clinical & Translational Research Scholars ACTSI KL2 Program-Deadline March 1

Junior faculty members at the MD and PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine or Georgia Tech who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become an independent clinical investigator are encouraged to apply. The KL2 award provides support for didactic and mentored research training for junior faculty members.



Healthcare Reform: Looking Out, Looking In, Looking Forward-January 31

Healthcare reform is on the horizon, but what does it really mean? Join one of the nation’s foremost healthcare leaders, Steven Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC Healthcare, to discuss exactly what reform will mean to medical professionals, health education, patients and others. This Future Makers lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Auditorium. Questions?


Suddath Symposium: Prions and Protein Misfolding-February 16-17

Presented by Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience and the Center for Nanobiology of the Macromolecular Assembly Disorders (NanoMAD). Accepting poster submissions now.


2012 Collaborate Workshop-February 17

A half-day workshop to bring the bioengineering research community together to learn about on-going projects, new opportunities and create multidisciplinary collaborations. The workshop will be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute at noon.


Brainstorming Session: Collaborating with Private Practice Physicians-February 22

Sponsored by Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center at 3:00 p.m. at Children’s at Scottish Rite, Cafeteria Conference Room, Ground Floor. Questions?


Integrating Student Research into the Medical School Curriculum-February 24

This all-day conference will discuss benefits, such as improved analytic, creative and critical-thinking skills and practical issues of implementing mandatory research training for all medical students.



ACTSI Investigator Dr. Michael Frankel in the News

Michael Frankel, MD, ACTSI investigator, Emory professor of neurology and director of Grady Hospital’s Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | A decade of progress
July 22, 2011

Wall Street Journal - MarketWatch | Strokes: what you should know to stay safe
March 23, 2011

Atlanta Business Chronicle | Traumatic brain injury research
August 12, 2011

Emory Health Now Blog | Blood biomarkers may help predict risk in stroke and TBI
September 20, 2011


ACTSI Scholar and Investigator Partner to Receive Funding

ACTSI MSCR graduate Dr. Marianne McPherson Yee is co-recipient, along with ACTSI investigator Dr. Antonio Guasch, of one of nine Doris Duke Awards in the amount of $486,000 over three years.


ACTSI Scholar CROI 2012 Young Investigator Award Winner

ACTSI MSCR student, Emily McIntosh received the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Young Investigator Award for her poster entitled Suppression of Formation Threatens Delayed-Phase Bone Loss in Virologically Suppressed HIV-infected Individuals on Chronic ART. The poster will be part of the 19th CROI 2012 in Seattle in March. Congratulations, Emily!

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CTSA Progress Report Now Available

The CTSA Progress Report 2009-2011 is now live on the NCRR website and features ACTSI’s Linda Cendales.


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