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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

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2018
by scanneln
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Research Innovation Awards (formerly known as Pilot Funds Award)

Do you need to collect preliminary date for your larger study? Do you have a very innovative idea you want to test in the real world? Do you want to start a new line of innovative Research?
ORE is happy to announce the GWSPH Research Innovation Awards (formerly known as Pilot Funds Awards). These awards aim to encourage innovation and creativity in public health research, and support research initiatives aimed at eventually generating sustainable extramural gran funding. Funding is available for one or two years, up to $25,000 per year.
Priority will be give to applications that serve one of the following areas:
  • Collection and analysis of pilot data to improve reviewed extramural grant applications;
  • Fostering research innovation that can attract future funding;
  • Promising initiatives responsive to an active funding announcement; and
  • Research projects by new investigators.
Applications are due February 20th. Click here for more information and details how to apply.

December 4, 2018
by scanneln
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Seminar Tomorrow: 10-Step Approach for Handling Incidents of Research Non-Compliance

December 5th |1:15-2:15

Milken Institute SPH| 4th Floor Conference Room 

While investigators and their research teams put lots of effort in ensuring research compliance, incidents of non-compliance do occur. Regulations and policies require that incidents of non-compliance be reported to IRBs, sponsors and other relevant authorities. It is common for investigators to enter into panic mode when they come face to face with non-compliance incidents. This seminar aims to equip investigators and study coordinators with the necessary skills for handling of non-compliance incidents using a systematic approach. The use of the 10-step approach, will ensure that non-compliance reports that are submitted to the IRBs and sponsors are thorough and exceed expectations.

Drawing heavily from Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines as well as his vast experience with IRBs, Paul Ndebele PhD, Senior Research Regulatory Specialist of the Office of Research Excellence will use cases to share with participants how non-compliance incidents can be managed and used as a starting point in improving research quality. The seminar will be relevant to anyone playing a leadership role in any research project involving human subjects including investigators and study coordinators. Light refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

November 28, 2018
by scanneln
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Research Brief

Events


Seminar: 10-Step Approach for Handling Research Non-Compliance

December 5

1:15-2:15

Milken Institute SPH | 4th Floor Conference Room 

While investigators and their research teams put lots of effort in ensuring research compliance, incidents of non-compliance do occur. Regulations and policies require that incidents of non-compliance be reported to IRBs, sponsors and other relevant authorities. It is common for investigators to enter into panic mode when they come face to face with non-compliance incidents. This seminar aims to equip investigators and study coordinators with the necessary skills for handling of non-compliance incidents using a systematic approach. The use of the 10-step approach, will ensure that non-compliance reports that are submitted to the IRBs and sponsors are thorough and exceed expectations.

Drawing heavily from Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines as well as his vast experience with IRBs, Paul Ndebele PhD, Senior Research Regulatory Specialist of the Office of Research Excellence will use cases to share with participants how non-compliance incidents can be managed and used as a starting point in improving research quality. The seminar will be relevant to anyone playing a leadership role in any research project involving human subjects including investigators and study coordinators. Light refreshments will be provided. Advanced Registration is required.

Register Here

Post-Award Management Training: Keys to a Successful Award Closeout 

December 6th

9:30-12:30

Marvin Center | Rm. 308

This workshop is aimed to cover closeout activities and timeline; clearing of encumbrances, suspense, and funds failed; submission of deliverables and report; and tips on ensuring a pain-free closeout.

Register Here

Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning Workshop

Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Data Mining

December 7th

9:00-4:00

Science & Engineering Hall | Rm 7750

This one day workshop will introduce three methods of AI data analysis in a beginner-friendly environment through a mix of theory and hands-on practice. Clinicians, researchers, and graduate students welcome. Lunch will be provided. Attendees should bring a laptop.

Register Here


GW Funding Opportunities


OVPR Faculty Award Nominations:

  • Nominations are now being accepted for the annual OVPR Faculty Awards (Distinguished Scholar Award, Distinguished Researcher Award, Early Career Scholar Award, Early Career Researcher Award and a new Research Mentorship Award).
  • The deadline for nominations has been extended to Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Nominations must be submitted via OVPR’s InfoReady portal. Choose “2019 OVPR Faculty Awards – Nomination Form” from the list of opportunities.
  • Full nomination packages are still due on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The awards will be presented at the annual Faculty Honors Ceremony held in the spring of 2019. More details are available on the OVPR Faculty Awards webpage.

Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund Deadlines:

  • Statements of Intent for the Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) are due this Friday, November 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Full proposals are due Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm. All SOIs and proposals must be submitted via OVPR’s InfoReady portal. Choose “CDRF FY20 SOI – Cross Disciplinary Research Fund” from the list of opportunities.
  • CDRF supports the establishment of collaborative research partnerships within centers and institutes or between researchers from two or more diverse departments. Read more on the OVPR website.

Funding Opportunities


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Did You Know?


ResearchMatch is an NIH-funded registry that brings together 130,000+ volunteers and 6,000+ researchers in a secure, web-based platform for human subjects related research. GW researchers can use ResearchMatch to assess recruitment feasibility and, for GW IRB-approved studies, recruit volunteers. Please visit the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN) website to learn more or request a consultation.
CTSI-CN will host a ResearchMatch training session on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Science and Engineering Hall, Room 7750RSVP to attend.

November 21, 2018
by scanneln
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Research Brief

Events


Seminar: 10-Step Approach for Handling Research Non-Compliance

December 5

1:15-2:15

Milken Institute SPH | 4th Floor Conference Room 

While investigators and their research teams put lots of effort in ensuring research compliance, incidents of non-compliance do occur. Regulations and policies require that incidents of non-compliance be reported to IRBs, sponsors and other relevant authorities. It is common for investigators to enter into panic mode when they come face to face with non-compliance incidents. This seminar aims to equip investigators and study coordinators with the necessary skills for handling of non-compliance incidents using a systematic approach. The use of the 10-step approach, will ensure that non-compliance reports that are submitted to the IRBs and sponsors are thorough and exceed expectations.

Drawing heavily from Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines as well as his vast experience with IRBs, Paul Ndebele PhD, Senior Research Regulatory Specialist of the Office of Research Excellence will use cases to share with participants how non-compliance incidents can be managed and used as a starting point in improving research quality. The seminar will be relevant to anyone playing a leadership role in any research project involving human subjects including investigators and study coordinators. Light refreshments will be provided. Advanced Registration is required.

Register Here

Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning Workshop

Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Data Mining

December 7th

9:00-4:00

Science & Engineering Hall | Rm 7750

This one day workshop will introduce three methods of AI data analysis in a beginner-friendly environment through a mix of theory and hands-on practice. Clinicians, researchers, and graduate students welcome. Lunch will be provided. Attendees should bring a laptop.

Register Here


Funding Opportunities


December 2018 Deadlines: 
January 2019 Deadlines:
February 2019 Deadlines:
Continuous Deadlines:

Publications


 

Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships 

Economic and programmatic transitions are changing the global health landscape profoundly. A cohort of countries that have historically relied on development assistance for health (DAH) is transitioning into higher-income status. At the same time, countries that have provided DAH are shifting focus away from traditional development assistance in favor of investments focused on value for money and global public goods. In response, processes are underway to transition countries out of traditional bilateral and multilateral health funding mechanisms, and countries are expected to spend more of their own resources on health systems. In this changing landscape, the global health community is exploring innovative, coordinated, and sustainable solutions to support countries and maintain health gains during and after transitions. To explore how public-private partnerships can ease transitions and offer sustainable solutions, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on June 13-14, 2018 to examine these transitions and innovative models for sustainable solutions in the current global health context.

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Did You Know?


NIH has a helpful cheat sheet to decoding the string of letters and numbers for their grants. Understand if an application is new, which NIH institute or center is funding the grant, and which support year it is in. Find the cheat sheet here.