GHUCCTS

About Us

Share This

About 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, as well as the GHUCCTS programs of research and education.


GHUCCTS Founding Principles

  1. The primary goal of GHUCCTS is to improve the infrastructure that supports high quality multidisciplinary clinical and translational research, both via inter-institutional collaborations across all GHUCCTS institutions as well as multicenter clinical trials across the national CTSA consortium, with increasing levels of speed and efficiency, and to develop innovative informatics methods to speed and enhance translation.

  2. We continue to develop GHUCCTS as a model of inter-institutional collaboration that leverages the strengths and attributes of its diverse participating institutions

  3. Leverage our location, expertise and the co-leadership of a minority-serving institution to design and implement research that will have a high impact on underserved populations, including minorities, people with disabilities, and elderly populations.

  4. Design and disseminate vibrant and innovative educational programs at multiple levels (undergraduate, medical school, graduate, study coordinators, research nurses, and junior faculty) that promote team science and provides the highest quality of career development training for the clinical and translational investigators of the future.

  5. Draw from and contribute to the collective effort of the National CTSA consortium to advance GHUCCTS, the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), and the CTSA consortium.
Related News

GHUCCTS PI Dr. Thomas Mellman offers advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 16, 2020

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 from the coronavirus crisis.

Recent GHUCCTS pilot results in publication and Gilead Sciences multi-site study

Mar 11, 2020

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.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science seeking manuscripts for special issue on data science in clinical and translational research

Feb 21, 2020

Cambridge University Press is issuing a Call for Papers for a special themed issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science which will focus on Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Design, and other aspects of Data Science in Clinical and Translational Research. Manuscript submissions will be received through March 16, 2020.

Close