Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center Helps Research Team Attain Goals for COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Survey
A recent study led by Dr. Megan McCool-Myers, PhD, MPH, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, surveyed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Georgia women’s access to reproductive health services and their reproductive health behaviors. In order to increase the representativeness of the sample, the research team turned to the Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center for assistance.
Team Science Skill Workshop: Coordinating Multiple-Related Teams – April 23
Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM for an interactive workshop on 'Coordinating Multiple-Related Teams' with Marissa Shuffler, PhD, Associate Professor, Clemson. The goal of this workshop is to help interdisciplinary researchers understand coordination and teaming dynamics from a multi-team system perspective, as well as to provide practical guidance and recommendations for interventions that may help to facilitate cross-team functioning.
NIH Biographical Sketch Changes for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 (Part 1 of 2)
The NIH has updated Biographical Sketch (biosketch) formats for applications and RPPR submissions entered on/after May 25, 2021 (NOT-OD-21-073). Updated NIH instructions include biosketch examples, FAQs, and editable fellowship or non-fellowship templates. Sections include Personal Statement; Positions, Scientific Appointments and Honors; Contributions to Science; Scholastic Performance (fellowship) and are required in the five-page limit. Prepare your biosketch ahead of submission to reduce likelihood of omissions or inaccuracies and submission crunch-time pressures.
NOSI: Administrative Supplement for Providing Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Funding to SBIR/STTR Awardees (Admin Supp) – Due Dates May Vary
NIH announce the availability of Administrative Supplements to provide Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Funding to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awardees. TABA Funding is part of a comprehensive NIH program intended to help small businesses identify and address their most pressing product development needs.
Proposals with a plan to cultivate an interdisciplinary team with an SOM PI and two or more additional departments from across Emory are solicited. Awards will provide seed money to support the infrastructure of building interdisciplinary collaboration with the ultimate goal of submitting a center or program project grant to target a significant problem with an impact at a clinical or basic science level.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science – Due May 3
The Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science RFA prioritizes research that produces foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with autism spectrum disorders, which will directly inform the development or refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures.
Human Immunology Project Consortium (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) – LOI Due May 4
This FOA for the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) solicits applications from single institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in a network of human immunology profiling research groups in the area of infectious diseases, including HIV. The purpose is to characterize human immune responses/mechanisms elicited by vaccinations, vaccine adjuvants or natural infections by capitalizing on recent advances in immune profiling technologies.
Human Immunology Project Consortium Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – LOI Due May 4
The goal of this FOA is to support a Coordinating Center for the Human Immunology Project Consortium program. The HIPC program, supported through a separate FOA, will consist of 5-8 multi-project cooperative agreement (U19) awardees that will measure the diversity and commonalities of human immune responses under a variety of conditions and longitudinally using high-throughput systems immunology approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping in well-characterized human cohorts.
Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants Core Programs and Special Initiatives - Due May 4
The Russell Sage Foundation is especially interested in research at the intersection of behavioral economics and behavioral sciences and its other programs—Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. Priority will be given to field experiments, as opposed to lab experiments.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation RFP: Clinical Quality Measures to Improve Diagnosis – Due May 10
The foundation solicits novel ideas and approaches for developing new clinical quality measures to improve diagnosis, specifically targeting three major categories of disease: acute vascular events (such as stroke and myocardial infarction), infections (such as sepsis and pneumonia) and cancer (such as lung and colorectal).
* Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Enhancement of Software Tools for Open Science – Due May 15
This Notice announces the continuing availability of administrative supplements NOT-OD-20-073 to active awards that focus on biomedical software development or have a significant software development component. The goal of these supplements is to invest in research software tools with recognized value in a scientific community to enhance their impact by leveraging best practices in software development and advances in cloud computing.
Gerber Foundation Research Grants and Novice Grants – Due May 15
Priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age. The Foundation funds in three broad program areas: pediatric nutrition, pediatric health, and environmental hazards and is looking for projects that will result in new information, treatments, or tools that will result in a change in practice.
* NOSI: Support for Existing Data Repositories to Align with FAIR and TRUST Principles and Evaluate Usage, Utility, and Impact – Due May 20
The goal of this NOSI is to strengthen NIH-funded biomedical data repositories to better enable data discoverability, interoperability, and reuse by aligning with the FAIR and TRUST principles and using metrics to measure their effectiveness. This NOSI provides an opportunity for existing repositories to increase FAIR-ness and TRUST-worthiness to improve their usage, utility, and impact throughout the data resource lifecycle.
PCORI Building Capacity for PCOR/CER for Topics Related to COVID-19 – Due May 24
This special funding opportunity will support projects that enable organizations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process on topics that address health outcomes related to COVID-19. Projects will also provide an understanding of the impact of stakeholder engagement strategies within different settings and stakeholder groups focused on this special area of interest.
PCORI Building Capacity for PCOR/CER in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Due May 24
This special funding opportunity will support projects that enable organizations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process on topics that address health outcomes related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Projects will also provide an understanding of the impact of stakeholder engagement strategies within different settings and stakeholder groups focused on this special area of interest.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas – Due May 25
This funding opportunity supports the continued growth of the HCA, with the aim of filling potential gaps in the first draft of the healthy reference atlas around ancestral groups that have been historically understudied in the biomedical sciences. This RFA seeks to attract a new set of grantees primed to answer questions related to commonalities and potential differences in ancestry at the cellular level, as well as grantees with experience in community engagement and building diverse cohorts, and/or access to ancestrally diverse donors and tissue.
Intramural - Extramural Collaboration for Drug Screening with Biofabricated 3-D Disease Tissue Models (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – LOI Due May 28
The purpose of this FOA is to promote partnerships between intramural investigators at the NCATS 3-D Bioprinting Laboratory and extramural researchers to jointly develop and demonstrate the use of 3-D biofabricated tissues for disease modeling and drug screening.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health – Due June 9
Systems for Action is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. RWJF will fund up to 4 awards of up to $500,000 each.
* HEAL Initiative: NOSI: Limited Competition to Support Mentorship of Junior Investigators – Due June 12
This NOSI provides an opportunity for researchers funded by the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative to devote more time to patient-oriented research and mentoring. For the purposes of the K24 award, patient-oriented research is defined as research conducted with human subjects for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes therapeutic interventions and clinical trials.
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center Call for Therapeutic Delivery Innovation Initiative Collaborative Grant Program – Due June 25
This funding mechanism is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in therapeutic delivery among Georgia Tech, Emory University, and UGA investigators. The collaborative grant team must have a minimum of two investigators and must have an equal partnership of faculty from two of the participating institutions with budgets split between the universities as equally as possible.
Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation – Due June 28
Pfizer’s CTI partnering model focuses on accessing cutting-edge science and innovative discoveries aligned with Pfizer’s current core research areas of Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Diseases, and Internal Medicine. Please reach out to Kevin Lei for any questions and to apply.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Rachleff Innovation Award – Due July 1
This award funds extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) – Internal Due August 2
This FOA invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.
Free Online Trainings for Clinical Research Professionals
Georgia CTSA and the University of Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) have created a new Online Course Catalog with free course and program offerings available to clinical research professionals. Participants earn a certificate or badge with contact hours (continuing education – CE) from an accredited provider upon completion of a course or a program (series of courses). Contact hours can be used to meet requirements for CRP certification renewal. The newest program, “Diversity in Clinical Trials in the Time of COVID-19”, is now available online. Select a course/program that interests you and click on the blue “Enroll” button.
Researchers studying COVID-19 are able to access an innovative analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms. Part of the NCATS National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave, the centralized and secure data platform features powerful analytics capabilities for online discovery, visualization and collaboration.
Bench2Market Talks: Go to Market Strategy – May 12
This interactive workshop at 11:30 AM will guide you through the process of setting commercialization milestones and determining your most critical next steps for a 'killer' experiment. Speaker, Brian Walsh, is an industry leader with more than 30 years of experience successfully taking technologies from ideas to the market. For more details on the series, view the full schedule .
Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 Funding Opportunity – April 20
To encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserve populations, HHS Office of Minority Health will offer the funding as health literacy grants to localities, who will partner with community-based organizations, to reach racial and ethnic minority, rural and other vulnerable populations. The new initiative is expected to fund approximately 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities for two years.
Blue Sky Group: Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV2 – April 22
Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to: burning issues, funding opportunities and cross-institutional collaborative research opportunities.
Team Science Skill Workshop: Coordinating Multiple-Related Teams – April 23
Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM for an interactive workshop on “Coordinating Multiple-Related Teams” with Marissa Shuffler, PhD, Associate Professor, Clemson. The goal of this workshop is to help interdisciplinary researchers understand coordination and teaming dynamics from a multi-team system perspective, as well as to provide practical guidance and recommendations for interventions that may help to facilitate cross-team functioning.
BridgeResearch: A Virtual Informational Event – April 27
Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, invites you to this virtual event from 12:15-1:15 PM ET via Zoom. Join four panelists with backgrounds in nursing, engineering, public health, business, and other scientific roles to hear their perspectives on implementing c/t research into their work.
Data Science to Power Implementation with Social Determinants of Health Meeting – April 30
Have you wondered how to make data work for you, how to make sense of the deluge of data, and how to use data to help in your day-to-day clinical, policy, and other decisions? Join CTSA hub at UMB and Johns Hopkins via Zoom from 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM to learn more!
Health Services Research Day is going virtual! Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities.
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center's (REM) Annual Retreat – May 10
Join us from 10:30 – 12:30 via Zoom for the annual retreat hosted by UGA, Georgia Tech, and Emory with keynote from Dr. Ted Ross, “Universal Vaccines for Flu and COVID-19.” Advances in the delivery of molecular and biological therapeutics that will enhance the body’s ability to heal itself will be discussed, along with opportunities to meet with PIs who will apply to the “Therapeutic Delivery Innovation Initiative” collaborative grant RFA on this topic. Register now to collaborate with PIs via SLACK one month prior to the event.
Emory Department of Medicine's inaugural Health Equity Day via Zoom from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM includes poster presentations on clinical quality, research, education, professional development, advocacy, and outreach; a case competition; storytelling pre-event; and keynote address from Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Director of the institution’s Center for Health Equity.
Blue Sky Group: COVID -19 Vaccine Hesitancy – May 12
Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators!
Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – June 11
Please join us for the 10th anniversary of our annual event to highlight the scope of pediatric research being conducted across the southeast and specifically at Emory, Children’s, Georgia Tech, and MSM. Get ready for an exciting day of presentations, poster sessions, networking and knowledge-sharing, plus a special 10th anniversary reception! Learn more and register .
Research!America: Early Career Researcher Summit – June 30 (Apply for Competition by April 23)
From 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, early career researchers will have the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem. Applications are also being accepted to participate in the Flash Talks Competition until April 23. Early career researchers will test their science communication skills by providing a 3-minute presentation of their biomedical or health-related research. Although the Summit has already reached capacity, join the waitlist.
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Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect Georgia CTSA support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health." KL2 Scholars should also list KL2TR002381 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1TR002382.