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    Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS)

    The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. The members of the GHUCCTS consortium are: Georgetown University (GU), Howard University (HU), MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Washington Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Through multiple partnerships and collaborations among the member institutions, GHUCCTS is transforming clinical research and translational science in order to bring new scientific advances to health care. GHUCCTS was founded on five basic principles that have been endorsed by each of the member institutions. These serve to identify the overall purpose of the consortium, as well as key aspects of its research activities, governance, and focus. These principles form the foundation of the consortium itself.
  • The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting applications for our 2021 KL2 Scholars Program. The pre-application is due January 31, 2021 with the final application due February 28, 2021. Funding is expected to begin in June 2021 pending the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting applications for our 2021 KL2 Scholars Program. The pre-application is due January 31, 2021 with the final application due February 28, 2021. Funding is expected to begin in June 2021 pending the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • This month's MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series features Dr. Paul Kolm, Associate Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Kolm will discuss Bayesian analysis.
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    This month's MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series features Dr. Paul Kolm, Associate Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Kolm will discuss Bayesian analysis. ABSTRACT: So far we have looked at statistical methods from the frequentist perspective. At this webinar, we will look at statistical methods from the

  • The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to share that two of our advisors have been named to the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the National Institutes of Health Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) initiative. Robert Pearson, a member of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB), and Larisa Caicedo, a

  • On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) honored Florencia Gonzalez with their Research Recognition Award for her “commitment to improving the health of diverse populations through research.” The virtual ceremony, called A Time for Change, recognized leaders in the field of aging who share NHCOA’s commitment to Hispanic older adults. Gonzalez is co-director of

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    Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are rare but devastating genetic conditions. Fifteen years ago, the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium (UCDC) became one of the first members of the RDCRN. Since then, UCDC has flourished into an international network of 16 academic centers in the United States, Canada and Europe that provide state-of-the-art care and conduct cutting-edge clinical research. During the next

  • Dr. Seble Kassaye, infectious disease expert at Georgetown University Medical Center and former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar, is the principal investigator for a local convalescent plasma COVID-19 clinical trial. Dr. Kassaye recently appeared on NBC4 Washington to discuss the trial. This trial is led by Johns Hopkins University. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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    This month's Research Grand Rounds features Moshe Levi, MD, Interim Dean for Research and Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology at Georgetown University. Dr. Levi will discuss "Role of bile acid regulated receptors in the pathogenesis and treatment of NASH and obesity-related kidney disease". Dr. Moshe Levi is interim Dean for Research and, since 2017, Professor of Biochemistry

  • After our 10th highly competitive application cycle, unfortunately, delayed due to COVID-related research closures, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Haiyan He as a KL2 Scholar. This new awardee, her research project, and training plan are emblematic of our program objectives in that they pair a

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    The Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (GHUCCTS) manages clinical research units (CRUs) at both lead institutions which house most of the clinical research activity of their institutions. Activity at the Georgetown CRU diminished markedly during the pandemic. Risk is being managed by physically segregating COVID related research, testing of personnel and

  • Logistic information for the "Integrating Diverse Populations in Research: Perils, Pitfalls, and Promise" ACTS 2020 webinar
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    GHUCCTS leaders and Community Advisory Board (CAB) members join together to facilitate this webinar that focuses on engaging and integrating diverse populations in research. This webinar is a part of the Translational Science 2020 Experience, hosted by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). Webinar Summary: People define themselves through multiple cultural identities

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    This month's MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series features Dr. Paul Kolm, Associate Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute. Although the p value debate among scientists and statisticians is nearly a century old, it has reached something of a crisis in the last few years. One scientific journal has banned the use of p

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    This seminar is part of the GHUCCTS KL2 Visiting Scholars Seminar Series, in partnership with the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Elizabeth R. Wolf, MD, MPH, earned her Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. She also completed a National Research Service Award fellowship in General

  • Infectious disease expert Dr. Seble Kassaye, associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar, led a team of researchers to develop an online COVID-19 symptom tracking tool. The tool ensures a person’s confidentiality while being able to actively monitor their symptoms. “Our online system provides a method for efficient, active

  • For the last two years, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program (AoU). The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. NHCOA’s role in the AoU program is to raise awareness about health

  • After a competitive application cycle, GHUCCTS has selected 6 new pilot projects to be funded for 2020-2021. The Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies program (PTCS) has been a critical and effective stimulus for collaboration that has inspired the development and implementation of new clinical and translational research projects. The PTCS program is designed to bring about further advances

  • The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has produced a series of videos emphasizing the value of engaging patients and communities in clinical research. Hear interviews with our Participant Advisory Board (PAB) members, pilot study investigators, KL2 scholars, community partners, and GHUCCTS staff on why this work matters.

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    Every year, the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) hosts a popular symposium focused on Health Informatics and Data Science at Georgetown University. This year, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this symposium will be virtual and will feature a LIVE keynote talk, guest speakers and data challenge winners. Dr. Robert M. Califf, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug

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    Under the leadership of Dr. Carla Williams, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has created an educational blog that covers a variety of topics related to clinical research. Each post is written for the general public and has been reviewed by a plain language expert and a team of scientific reviewers. The blog currently features 11 individual

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    The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Studies (GHUCCTS) hosted this webinar on February 10, 2020. Engaging communities and patients throughout the study process can positively impact health research, particularly when addressing complex health problems. These partnerships can also increase competitiveness in research grant applications, as patient and community

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    This annual meeting brings researchers, administrators, and clinical professionals from throughout the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards (CTSA) region together for collaborative discussion and response to regulatory revisions and identified clinical research priorities within the current landscape of clinical trials. The focus for this meeting was “COVID-19: the Virus, Preparedness in the

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    Competencies for regulatory science, which is a growing discipline in medical-related applications. Competencies for this complex field were identified and categorized into 11 Thematic Areas. These areas are based on a subset of the FDA’s priority areas and are accompanied by explanations of their development and broader recommendations to enrich education and training. View Full Publication
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    This annual meeting brings researchers, administrators, and clinical professionals from throughout the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards (CTSA) region together for collaborative discussion and response to regulatory revisions and identified clinical research priorities within the current landscape of clinical trials. The focus for this meeting will be on “COVID-19: the Virus, Preparedness

  • Rachel K. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG, using data collected during her GHUCCTS clinical and translational science pilot award, was recently accepted for publication in AIDS Patient Care and STDs. Her manuscript, titled "Integrating HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis into family planning care: a RE-AIM Framework evaluation", will appear in their next edition. Since her GHUCCTS pilot funding, Dr. Scott has been

  • Dr. Thomas Mellman, GHUCCTS Co-PI and Professor of Psychiatry at Howard University, appeared on WHUR 96.3 to share advice on how we can deal with the stress, anxiety, and worry caused by the coronavirus crisis.

  • GHUCCTS recently hosted a free online webinar titled The Added Value of Partnerships in Research: Effectively Engaging Communities and Patients. This webinar is now available online. Engaging communities and patients throughout the study process can positively impact health research, particularly when addressing complex health problems. These partnerships can also increase competitiveness in

  • The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) at Georgetown University is excited to announce their 8th Annual Health Informatic and Data Science Symposium. The symposium will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Georgetown University Conference Center. Dr. Laura Esserman, Director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and Dr. Eric Perakslis, Rubenstein Fellow at Duke
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    The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) at Georgetown University is excited to announce their 8th Annual Health Informatic and Data Science Symposium. The symposium will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Georgetown University Conference Center. Dr. Laura Esserman, Director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and Dr. Eric Perakslis, Rubenstein Fellow at Duke
  • GHUCCTS Optional Module: Environmental Determinants of Health
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    In 1854, case mapping linked a cholera epidemic to a water pump source. Modern IT is applied to understanding disease clustering, role of toxins, with emerging application to stress and health care access. The District of Columbia has diverse ethnic groups and marked disparities of healthy living space, care facilities, and geographic variation of disease. We plan to leverage advanced IT and