GHUCCTS

GHUCCTS

Discovery through Diversity

GHUCCTS designs and implements research that will have a high impact on underserved groups in our communities, including people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities, and older adults.

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Responses to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the greater Washington DC area, we are following the directives of our respective universities and institutions. As a result, most GHUCCTS physical offices are closed and we have shifted to virtual support for our research faculty, staff and trainees. Our Clinical Research Units at Georgetown University Hospital and Howard University Hospital remain open for ongoing studies that require scheduled visits for already enrolled patients, but not for new enrollments or new protocols at this time.

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Upcoming Events
Sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), the purpose of this panel is to demonstrate the application of current qualitative methods to evaluate clinical and translational science programs, organizations, and enterprises.
Jul 08
Walker Webcast with Dr. Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University  Jul 08, 2020   12: 30 PM - 1: 30 PM  Online
On the next Walker Webcast, Willy’s guest will be Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, the president of Howard University and a distinguished researcher and surgeon. As the leader of one of the top HBCU’s and a renowned healthcare expert, Dr. Frederick will speak to Howard Medical Center’s response to COVID-19, successful recruitment strategies for building a diverse workforce, racial justice in America, and considerations for bringing students back to campus in September.
Jul 15
Racism and Health: The Role of Academic Medicine  Jul 15, 2020   12: 00 PM - 1: 00 PM  Zoom
Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the Senior Director of Health Equity Partnerships and Programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, Dr. Fair develops programs and initiatives to enhance institutional, faculty, and student learning in diversity & inclusion, equity, and population health.
Related News

GHUCCTS member Dr. Jacqueline Jonklaas receives Distinguished Service Award from ATA

Jul 02, 2020

The American Thyroid Association awarded GHUCCTS member and Georgetown Professor of Medicine Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, MPH, its Distinguished Service Award. The award honors a member who has made important and continuing contributions to the association.

NIH announces RADx-UP initiative to improve COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable populations

Jun 15, 2020

As part of NIH’s multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched an unprecedented four-pronged initiative, entitled Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, to catalyze the scientific community to improve testing technologies, capacity, and accessibility for the country. As one of the four RADx components, RADx-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) will establish a network of community-engaged projects to improve access to and acceptance of testing in underserved and vulnerable populations. The overarching goal of this $500M effort is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these populations, so that interventions can be implemented to decrease the disparities.

GHUCCTS Statement on Recent Events and Our Mission

Jun 11, 2020

As a Center that focuses on translating research evidence to identify racial and ethnic health disparities and reduce their impact on the health of our communities, GHUCCTS speaks out strenuously against institutional and systemic racism, as exemplified by the recent and historical horrific and tragic violence toward Black individuals by law enforcement officers.

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