Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Emory Morehouse School of MedicineGeorgia Tech

Funded by: NIH | NCATS | CTSA

Rotating Image

eRoundup for 04/06/12

Atlanta Clinical & Translational
Science Institute
Weekly eRoundup
April 6, 2012

Funding Opportunities

Emory+Children's Center & Yerkes National Primate Research Center Collaborative Pediatric Research Pilot Grant-Due April 16

Emory+Children’s Center & Yerkes National Primate Research Center request Letters of Intent for pilot projects that will lead to collaborative pediatric research and significant extramural funding. Research project ideas addressing an area of child health research utilizing a model of non-human primates or rodents are sought.


National Institute of Nursing Research Centers of Excellence in Symptom Science: Building Research Teams for the Future (P20)-LOI Due April 16

The purpose of the grant program is to plan and develop the sustainability of and to enhance interdisciplinary, bio-behavioral research for scientists conducting Symptom Science Research by enabling development of research infrastructure and centralized resources in support of research programs.


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.


National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering Biomedical Technology Resource Centers (P41)

Biomedical Technology Resource Centers conduct research and development on new technologies that are driven by the needs of basic, translational and clinical researchers. These centers also make their technologies available, train members of the research community in the use of the technologies and disseminate technologies broadly.

Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Center (X02/P41) – Due December 13

These centers conduct research and development on new technology and new/improved instruments driven by the needs of basic, translational and clinical researchers. For More Information


NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects-Due May 2

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for UH2/UH3 cooperative agreements for Demonstration Projects for efficient, large-scale pragmatic clinical trials to be conducted within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory supported through the NIH Common Fund. The overall goal of the program is to strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage healthcare delivery organizations as research partners.


Research Resources

iResearchGeorgia Profile

Dr. Thomas Ziegler


Jump-start Study Recruitment: Two Websites to Publicize Clinical Trials

Free patient recruitment resources


Largest Catalog of Human Genetics is Now Available in the Cloud


Research Centers & Institutes in the University System of Georgia


Educational Opportunities

American Cancer Society Community Health Worker Training-June 14-15

The American Cancer Society has created a new curriculum, called Bridges, to educate Community Health Workers (CHW) about breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Bridges aims to provide CHW with the knowledge and tools to reduce cancer disparities among Latino, African-American and rural populations.


Emory's School of Nursing & the ACTSI to Train Nurse Scientists

Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH to train nurse scientists to develop innovative clinical interventions for patients with chronic illnesses. The ACTSI will partner with the School of Nursing to implement the training program.



K-Club: Networking with Clinical Trials-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Networking with Clinical Trials will be led by Andi Shane, MD. 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, Classroom 5-7. Questions?


Second Annual Neuroscience & Ethics Award-Monday

The award will be presented to Dr. Steven Hyman, former Provost of Harvard and director of NIMH. Hosted by the Emory’s Neuroethics Program of the Center for Ethics and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Dr. Hyman will speak on Addiction as a Window on Volitional Control at 4:00 p.m. in the Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium.



The event will will feature ACTSI investigators Nick Boulis (neurosurgery) and Jonathan Glass (neurology). Simulcast at Emory University and Healthcare locations.


Healthcare Innovation Symposium II-Wednesday

Health Policy & the Future Physician will be held from noon-6:30 p.m. at Emory University. Over 15 leading industry speakers, including Dr. James Madara, CEO of the AMA, will present this second installment of the U.S. Healthcare: What’s Broken & How to Fix It series. Sponsored by the Emory/GA Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and the ACTSI.



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


Symposium Sickle Cell Disease: Equity & Ethics-Thursday

Dr. Carlton Haywood, Jr. from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Camara P. Jones from the CDC and Dr. Bruce Mitchell from Emory School of Medicine will discuss the racialization of the disease, social determinants, public policy, treatment and care at 4:00 p.m. in Emory’s Psychology Building, Room 290.


Healthcare Transformation & the Impact on Patient-Centered Medical Home-April 20

Panelists Dominic Mack, MD, MBA, director, GA-HITREC & deputy director, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine; William Alexander, MD, chief medical officer, Amerigroup; and moderator Bruce Perry, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor, Institute of Public Health, GA State University will present at 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano's Atlanta/Buckhead.


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

Presented by Emory’s Office of Tech Transfer -


The Invention-to-Innovation Lifecycle-April 24

GA Tech’s Woodruff School's Annual Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Amy Alving, PhD from Science Applications International Corp at the Ferst Center for the Arts, GA Tech.


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.


Balancing Statistical Significance & Biological Relevance in Biomedical Research-April 27

This brown bag lunch series is sponsored by Emory’s BimCore and will be led by Karen Uppal from noon-12:45 p.m.


Bioinformatics Essentials for a Personalized Genomic Medicine Era-June 14

Presented by Peter J. Tonellato, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, visiting professor in the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and professor, Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin. The webinar starts at 1:00 p.m.


Save the Date: Drug Development Boot Camp-November 14-15

Co-hosted by Harvard University Office of Technology Development and Speid & Associates, Inc. The camp will be an intense, fun, energized program for hands-on learning about the drug development process. The program is intended for executive level individuals who make drug development decisions on a daily basis.



NIH Names ACTSI Investigator/Leader Director of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins named Dr. Gary Gibbons the new director of NHLBI. Dr. Gibbons is the founder and director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, chairperson of the Department of Physiology and professor of physiology and medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine.


ACTSI Program Name Changes

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) announces name changes for six of its programs.


ACTSI Investigator Dr. Andreas Garcia in the News

Andrés J. García, PhD, ACTSI pilot grant recipient and Woodruff Faculty Fellow, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Chair, Interdisciplinary Graduate Bioengineering Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Garcia was awarded the 2012 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials and was recognized by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association as the Hyundai Professor of Excellence.

He was awarded the 2011 Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center Pilot Award from the Children’s Center for Cardiovascular Biology for Cardiac Regeneration as a Novel Treatment for Children with HLHS.

NIH $6.1M Grant Funds New Studies in Cell Therapy for Diabetes Neurovascular Complications
Read More


Nature's Explanation of the Problems in Drug Discovery


NCATS Pilot Drug Rescue Program


Woodruff Leadership Academy External Funding Survey

If you are an investigator who has applied for and/or receives external funding for research, please take this short survey. The survey will provide input about the current funding climate for research and identify new ways that Emory can support team science and industry-investigator relations


For more information on ACTSI, please visit Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email
Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect ACTSI support, "Supported in part by PHS Grant (UL1 RR025008, KL2 RR025009 or TL1 RR025010) from the Clinical and Translational Science Award program, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources."