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September 29, 2016
by ldavis
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Apply for the CTSI-CN Fall 2016 Voucher Award Program for Junior/Assistant Professor Faculty

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The Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMTS) module of the CTSI-CN announces the Fall 2016 voucher award programInvestigators are encouraged to apply for vouchers of up to $5,000 to help support innovative high-impact research. Suggested areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1). Immigrant/Refugee Health
2). Child/Adolescent Obesity
3). Global Child Health
4). Mobile Health Applications for Improving Health
5). Research that Reduces Cost/Time to Bring Products for Orphan Diseases to               Market

Eligible proposals must utilize multidisciplinary and/or highly collaborative approaches that are clearly highlighted in the written research plan. GWU and CNHS junior/assistant professor level faculty may apply, senior faculty are not eligible. Proposals must meet eligibility criteria to be reviewed.

Proposals that address one of the focus areas listed above and also include a statement regarding their impact within any of the following themes of the CTSI-CN will receive highest priority: 1) health of children and families 2) rare genetic diseases 3) child precursors of adult disease or 4) novel devices for pediatric care.

Budgets may request funds for services offered through the CTSI-CN (http://ctsicn.org) or for supplies. If the project will utilize CTSI-CN services, please meet with a member of the CTSI-CN team that will provide the service, prior to submitting the application. Applications are limited to 2 pages (Ariel, 11 point font), including budget, timeline, and a brief description of the project in NIH format (intro, aims and research plan/strategy). All members of the research team, CTSI-CN service modules, or involved community groups that will participate should also be listed.

Projects must be completed by May 30, 2017 (no extension).

Application deadline: November 1, 2016

Questions about this RFA may be addressed to:

Sean Cleary: sdcleary@gwu.edu
Susan Knoblach: sknoblach@childrensnational.org
Amanda Kasper: akasper@childrensnational.org

 

 

 

 

Kim Horn, Dean of Research

September 13, 2012
by Kimberly Horn
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Welcome!

Welcome to Research Accelerator, the research blog of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. Dr. Kimberly Horn, Associate Dean for Research, is the primary author, but we occasionally invite guest bloggers. Our primary audience is the School’s faculty, staff, and students, but the blog is open to the public. This blog supports and celebrates research excellence at our School by sharing updates on our research and our investigators, recent grants and awards, upcoming funding opportunities, and insights on timely topics. Ultimately, the purpose is to equip our investigators with current resources and to promote communication, collaboration, and success. We also want to hear from you, our audience. To make this blog as useful as possible, we encourage you to comment on posts or use the suggestion box to propose topics for  future posts.  New information will be added several days a week—we encourage you to visit the blog at least weekly. So, keep your eye on the Milken Institute School of Public Health research enterprise; exciting things are happening every day!

May 26, 2017
by Theresa Chapman
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NEXT WEEK! Stata Presentation – Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK! Stata Presentation – Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

StataCorp’s Senior Statistician, Chuck Huber, will be at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health today, Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. First Floor Classroom 101.

Dr. Huber will give a presentation on Mediation Analysis using Stata and will reserve time for audience-generated discussion.

About Mediation Analysis:

Mediation analysis is a statistical technique that is used to parse the direct, indirect, and total effect an independent variable (X) on a dependent variable (Y) in the presence of a mediating variable (M).  For example, age (X) is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (Y).  Age is also associated with higher weight (M) and increased weight is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (SBP).  Age has a direct effect on SBP as well as an indirect effect on SBP through it’s effect on weight.  This talk will introduce the concepts of mediation analysis and demonstrate how to conduct mediation analysis using Stata.

Many Stata users may recognize his name and voice, as he creates and narrates the training videos featured on StataCorp’s YouTube channel. Before coming to StataCorp, Dr. Huber was previously a professor of Biostatistics at Texas A&M University.

Date/time: Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Milken Institute School of Public Health, 1st Floor Classroom 101

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May 25, 2017
by mlsy
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Funding Alert: 05/25/2017

To view the full details of the opportunities listed by department, you will need to log in with your GW Pivot account. Don’t have a GW Pivot account yet? View instructions for creating a Pivot account (PDF).

Funding Alerts by Department

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Development and Testing of Novel Interventions to Improve HIV Prevention, Care, and Program Implementation (R34), $450,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

HIV Drug Resistance: Genotype-Phenotype-Outcome Correlations (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Exploring Novel RNA Modifications in HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

ImPlementation REsearCh to DEvelop Interventions for People Living With HIV (PRECluDE) (U01), $2,000,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33), $1,000,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Prevention & Community Health
Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R21), $275,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R21), $275,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R03), $100,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33), $500,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R34), $450,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Understanding Processes of Recovery in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50), $5,750,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Wearable to Track Recovery and Relapse Factors for People w/ Addiction(R43/R44)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54), $8,500,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

LIMITED NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U24)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Cross-Cutting Funding Opportunities

NEW Independent Grants for Learning & Change: Request for Proposals (RFP) – Building Capacity for Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Japan, $250,000
Pfizer, Inc.

Leveraging Population-Based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21), $275,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Leveraging Population-Based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01), $1,200,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Uncovering the Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01), $300,000
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

HIV and Hepatitis B Co-Infection: Advancing HBV Functional Cure Through Clinical Research (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, OPEN
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

May 24, 2017
by Theresa Chapman
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COMING SOON: Stata Presentation – May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

COMING SOON: Stata Presentation – May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. First Floor Classroom 101.

StataCorp’s Senior Statistician, Chuck Huber, will be at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health on Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Huber will give a presentation on Mediation Analysis using Stata and will reserve time for audience-generated discussion.

About Mediation Analysis:

Mediation analysis is a statistical technique that is used to parse the direct, indirect, and total effect an independent variable (X) on a dependent variable (Y) in the presence of a mediating variable (M).  For example, age (X) is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (Y).  Age is also associated with higher weight (M) and increased weight is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (SBP).  Age has a direct effect on SBP as well as an indirect effect on SBP through it’s effect on weight.  This talk will introduce the concepts of mediation analysis and demonstrate how to conduct mediation analysis using Stata.

Many Stata users may recognize his name and voice, as he creates and narrates the training videos featured on StataCorp’s YouTube channel. Before coming to StataCorp, Dr. Huber was previously a professor of Biostatistics at Texas A&M University.

The presentation is available remotely through Webex video and audio conferencing using your computer.

To RSVP send request to: GWSPHResearch@gwu.edu

Date/time: Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Milken Institute School of Public Health, 1st Floor Classroom 101

May 18, 2017
by mlsy
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Funding Alerts: 05/18/2017

To view the full details of the opportunities listed by department, you will need to log in with your GW Pivot account. Don’t have a GW Pivot account yet? View instructions for creating a Pivot account (PDF).

Funding Alerts by Department

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs From the Brain (R21)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Prevention & Community Health
Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research (R03)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research (R21)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
1). Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01)

2). Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18)

3). Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment (R18)

Cross-Cutting Funding Opportunities

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tobacco Regulatory Science (R21)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services to Optimize Longer-Term Outcomes (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Pilot Effectivness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services to Optimize Longer-Term Outcomes (R34)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)
National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM Foundation)

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations Via Scalable Interventions (R01)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R21)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

 

May 17, 2017
by Theresa Chapman
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SAVE THE DATE: Stata Presentation – May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: Stata Presentation – May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

StataCorp’s Senior Statistician, Chuck Huber, will be at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health on Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. First Floor Classroom 101.

Dr. Huber will give a presentation on Mediation Analysis using Stata and will reserve time for audience-generated discussion.

About Mediation Analysis:

Mediation analysis is a statistical technique that is used to parse the direct, indirect, and total effect an independent variable (X) on a dependent variable (Y) in the presence of a mediating variable (M).  For example, age (X) is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (Y).  Age is also associated with higher weight (M) and increased weight is associated with higher systolic blood pressure (SBP).  Age has a direct effect on SBP as well as an indirect effect on SBP through it’s effect on weight.  This talk will introduce the concepts of mediation analysis and demonstrate how to conduct mediation analysis using Stata.

Many Stata users may recognize his name and voice, as he creates and narrates the training videos featured on StataCorp’s YouTube channel. Before coming to StataCorp, Dr. Huber was previously a professor of Biostatistics at Texas A&M University.

The presentation is available remotely through Webex video and audio conferencing using your computer.

To RSVP send request to: GWSPHResearch@gwu.edu

Date/time: Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Milken Institute School of Public Health, 1st Floor Classroom 101