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  • 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

  • Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers offer dedicated space, experienced staff, and resources to support research at a competitive cost. We assist investigators of all experience levels from Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, UGA, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in serving adult and pediatric patient populations in Georgia. Watch this new video to learn more about how we help

  • “To have the greatest impact, you have to collaborate. You have to build a multi-disciplinary team that will sustain the research long after you’re gone,” says Dr. Ewan Cobran. Former Georgia CTSA UL1 Diversity Scholar, Ewan Cobran, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia recently received an NIH K01 award for his research, “Genetic Literacy and Patient-Caregiver

  • Nephrotic Syndrome Rare Disease Clinical Research Network III (NEPTUNE)

    Focal and Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Minimal Change Disease, and Membranous Nephropathy, presenting as Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), are a group of rare renal diseases that may cause serious complications and end-stage kidney disease, generating significant individual, societal and economic burdens. The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) brings together physician scientists at 26 sites in

  • Global Leukodystrophy Initiative Clinical Trials Network (GLIA-CTN)

    Leukodystrophies are a complex, often progressive group of disorders affecting the white matter of the brain due to the loss or absence of myelin, the lipid membrane that insulates axons in the central nervous system. Despite advances in the diagnosis of these disorders, they remain widely under-recognized, with unmet gaps in clinical care and curative therapeutics. The Global Leukodystrophy

  • Dystonia Coalition (DC)

    Dystonia syndromes are disorders that cause certain regions of the body to have uncontrollable movements, including twisting, spasms, repetitive shaking, or jerking. The most common dystonia disorders affect the head and neck, eyelids, vocal cords, hands, forearms, and sometimes the entire body. The overall goal of the Dystonia Coalition is to accelerate progress in dystonia research. Specific

  • Congenital and Perinatal Infections Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (CPIC)

    The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) is focused on reducing the morbidity and mortality of rare viral infections such as congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, and neonatal viral sepsis caused by enteroviruses (EVs) and the related human parechoviruses (HPeVs). These infections have been grouped together because of their

  • For outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, the National Institutes of Health has created the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative. NIH selected teams in 11 states to focus on counties with underserved communities to facilitate the inclusion and participation in COVID-19 vaccine