The Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) serves as the “hub” for the complimentary academic, healthcare, and translational partners that support high quality translational science and clinical research, innovative research methods, training, and career development to improve health equity in urban and rural communities across Georgia, the southeast region, and nation. Academic partners include Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Healthcare partners include Emory Healthcare, Morehouse Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Morehouse Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Grady Health System, and Morehouse Community Physicians Network. Translational science partners include Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Emory), the Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Bio and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The academic, healthcare, and translational partners form the “spokes” of the Georgia CTSA. Since 2007, the Georgia CTSA hub has served as an integrated research and training environment for translational and clinical science, to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate methods and technologies that improve efficiency and quality across the translational research spectrum. The overall purpose of the Georgia CTSA is to deliver scientific and systems change that solve the many outstanding problems limiting the efficiency, effectiveness, and reach of clinical translational research, and thus get more treatments to more patients more quickly across the country. The Georgia CTSA hub functions as the statewide center of innovation in translational science and operations and joins the national collaboration of hubs to facilitate innovation in multi-center research, harmonization of standards and best practices, enhance translational training through sharing curricula and online training modules/courses, and provide opportunities for cross-hub and sector research training and career development opportunities, both within and outside of the CTSA Program. Realizing these synergies will justify and maximize the nation’s investment into the CTSA Program.
- Funder: National Institutes of Health (via Emory)
- Amount: $7.2 million
- PI: Brad Phillips (College of Pharmacy)