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  • Georgia CTSA investigator Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, is the Executive Director at Winship and leads the growth and development of cancer research, clinical care, and education. A study led by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers new insight into what causes resistance to the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) medication osimertinib that may prove valuable in developing more effective
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    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, the Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference, held at Callaway Resort & Gardens, March 1 - 3, 2023, brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships! Researchers working across the southeast are invited
  • In a June 13, 2022, JAMA Viewpoint article, Georgia CTSA investigator Carlos del Rio, MD, and his co-authors concluded, “Control of this growing international outbreak will require careful coordination among public health officials, clinicians, and the community to disseminate information, obtain appropriate diagnostic testing, implement contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals and
  • Georgia CTSA Principal Investigator Andrés J. García, PhD, led a team of researchers who are moving a hopeful treatment for type 1 diabetes closer to the clinic. The results of their study using microgels have been published in Science Advances. Dr. García is the Petit Chair and Executive Director of Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and Regents' Professor in the George W. Woodruff
  • “Working with Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers has provided an essential link between patients and researchers, without which this kind of translational research could never occur,” says Anne Piantadosi, MD, PhD. “GCRC staff have been incredibly engaged and flexible, which is especially impressive in the face of the ever-changing pandemic.” Georgia CTSA investigator Anne Piantadosi, MD, PhD
  • At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, children with limited English proficiency (LEP) currently use a Communications Board and point to the need they are trying to communicate. Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance's (Georgia CTSA) AppHatchery consulting and development service is helping Children’s Heathcare of Atlanta improve care for LEP patients by creating a mobile app that
  • “We evaluated the postoperative sepsis rankings of Georgia hospitals within a collaborative setting because identifying different quality metrics between hospitals is useful to have best practice dissemination between high and low performers,” says Dr. Jesse Codner. “As a collaborative, we are working together to optimize our sepsis care pathways throughout the state so that a patient would get
  • Congratulations to Sara Auld, MD, MSc, who received the Albert E. Levy Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, junior faculty at Emory University. “I am so grateful for the wonderful colleagues and mentors I have had the pleasure of working with over the last several years,” says Dr. Auld. “As the saying goes, ‘chance favors the prepared,’ and my MSCR training allowed me to be prepared to
  • “This article provides a new framework for demonstrating the impact of a translational research program. By evaluating short- and long-term influence across both academic and public spheres, we obtain a more complete picture of how Georgia CTSA-supported pediatrics research has advanced translational science,” says Nicole Llewellyn, PhD, associate director, Georgia CTSA Evaluation and Continuous
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    Join us March 3-4, 2022, at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships. Featured talks Concurrent breakout sessions focused on rural health, COVID-19, health service delivery, health equity, development of
  • “If we want different results, we need to do things differently. When researchers deeply connect with the communities we are serving and bring everyone to the table, then we have an opportunity to make a significant impact,” says Dr. Nicole Carlson. As a double award winner for innovation and addressing health disparities in NIH’s Decoding Maternal Morbidity Data Challenge, Nicole Carlson, PhD
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    The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will
  • Congratulations to Henry N. Young, PhD, Georgia CTSA Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Co-Director and Head of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s Clinical and Administrative Department. Dr. Young is a recipient of the prestigious UGA President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award that recognizes individuals who have worked to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and justice a
  • One goal of the CTSA program is to accelerate the translation of research into public health policy through informing new policy briefs, guidelines, and initiatives. Using cutting-edge bibliometric tools, we are pleased to share in this infographic how Georgia CTSA-supported research has gone beyond academic boundaries to influence health policy. View Infographic
  • “Without a doubt, the support from the Georgia CTSA changed the trajectory of my career. It connected me to mentors, protected time and matched me with clinical research which is so important to me,” says Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MSc. Known as one of Emory’s leading infectious disease experts, Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MSc, is no stranger to today’s media outlets and the medical community for her role as
  • Former KL2 scholars and current Georgia CTSA Research Education Program members, Dr. Igho Ofotokun and Dr. Rachel Patzer, along with Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers Co-Director, Dr. Priscilla Pemu, received a nearly $20M NIH grant as principal investigators of the Atlanta hub for RECOVER, a nationwide effort to study Long COVID effects. Georgia CTSA Community Engagement Director, Dr. Tabia
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    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, the Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference, held at Callaway Resort & Gardens, March 3 - 4, 2022, brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative relationships. Clinical and/or translational researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an
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    The Clinical Research Workforce is critical for the sustainability of the research enterprise. The skills needed to staff research projects are complex and multileveled, yet resources to advance careers in this field are scarce. Turnover of research staff is expensive and threatens timely completion of projects. To address these challenges, the Georgia CTSA’s Translational Workforce Development
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    Join researchers and biostatisticians as Georgia CTSA hosts their second annual Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Research Forum on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET. Featured speakers will present talks focusing on Challenges in Mobile Health and High-Frequency Data: Robert Krafty, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory Rollins
  • According to the September 8, 2021, Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, only 44% of residents are fully vaccinated. Georgia CEAL has launched an advertising campaign to address vaccine hesitancy, one of the factors contributing to the low vaccination rate especially in medically underserved and vulnerable populations. For outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and
  • Georgia CTSA UL1 Diversity Scholar Alexis Dunn-Amore, PhD, MPH, Emory University, is featured in Emory’s August 2021 'I Am an Emory Researcher' series that spotlights why researchers do what they do and what drives their shared commitment to improve lives. Dr. Dunn-Amore and Emory University master's student Katiana Carey-Simms are working together to take on the maternal mortality crisis, which
  • “Funding through the Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants program was invaluable to me as an early career scholar. It has provided me opportunities for ongoing research projects and continued collaboration with leading researchers in my field,” says Dr. Alexis Bender. As a grant recipient, Alexis Bender, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University, has received numerous benefits from funding
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    The 34th Healthcare Innovation Symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 12:00-2:00 pm online via Zoom. The topic is Regenerative Medicine for COVID: Hope or Hype? Regenerative medicine cell therapies have shown great potential to modulate inflammatory and degenerative disorders. This symposium will review the rationale and current use of cell therapies to treat patients with COVID
  • ‘One quick question’ was the reason Robert Meller, DPhil, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology, Morehouse School of Medicine, initially contacted the Georgia CTSA. Dr. Meller was preparing a grant proposal for a research project testing a new technology for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. His question led to discovering a wealth of Georgia CTSA resources available to support
  • The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) reached out to one of its own experts to employ a novel research approach to evaluate its team connections and dynamics. The aim of this research was to understand the complex web of relationships connecting managers at the top of organizations and how these relationships drive the top team’s performance and the organization’s
  • “The 1:1 mentoring, learning more about myself, and networking with other fellows has helped me feel less lost and alone. My experience in the Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program has been life-changing!” says Dr. Ines Gonzalez-Casanova. Now accepting applications for Mentors and Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year cohort, the Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) Program
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    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program, our 5th biennial forum celebrates translational research collaborations & partnerships. One Georgia: Advancing Health Equity Amidst a New Normal From Bench to Bedside to Curbside: Closing Health Equity Gaps Means All Hands on Deck Register Now! The Agenda includes: Challenges and Potential for Improving Health Equity with Digital Health – Dr
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    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, the Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference, held virtually on March 4 - 5, 2021, brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative relationships. • Featured talks • Poster sessions showcasing clinical and translational science advances across the region •

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    Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine invite you to join Black Men in White Coats: a film screening and discussion in honor of Black History Month. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. Watch the film anytime between now and February 23, then join a discussion on February 24

  • In a new study, the Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (ECI) team of the Georgia CTSA evaluated publications characterized as Big Splashes with immediate impact and publications with Ripple Effects over time, to understand how Georgia CTSA-supported research is ‘making waves’ that can accelerate translation. Previous systematic evaluations of the Georgia CTSA’s publication portfolio revealed a