ACCOuNT TCC Pilot Application Now Open
Feb  15, 2019

The African American Pharmacogenomic Consortium Network Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (ACCOuNT TCC) – a partnership between ITM investigators and Northwestern University – is offering a Pilot Grant Program to stimulate community stakeholders to be the principal drivers of pharmacogenomics-e ... Read More

GHUCCTS to cohost Spring Regulatory Conference with CTSI-CN
Feb  08, 2019

The DC CTSA Consortium, a partnership between the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN), is hosting a Spring Regulatory Update and Hot Topics in Clinical Research co ... Read More

ICBI Seminar Series: Creating Informatics-Enabled Learning Health Systems
Feb  01, 2019

The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) presents: "Creating Informatics-Enabled Learning Health Systems", the latest event in the ICBI Seminar Series. Join us on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 4-5 PM in the New Research Building at Georgetown University, located at 3970 Reservoir Roa ... Read More

Registration Now Open for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series
Jan  03, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) TL1 Program is now accepting registrations for the 2019 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to provide face-to-face training for p ... Read More

Multi-center Trial Opportunities Available through GHUCCTS and NIH HEAL Initiative
Dec  17, 2018

On December 10, 2018, NIH released a notice about their plans to award more than $850 million in support of HEAL Initiative research in fiscal year (FY) 2019 (from funds appropriated in FY 2018 and FY 2019). Most of the 30+ funding opportunities have expiration dates as early as February/March 2019. ... Read More

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Cycle
Dec  12, 2018

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural ca ... Read More

GHUCCTS Announces 2018-2019 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Program Scholars
Dec  07, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to introduce our 2018-2019 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) program scholars. The goal of the TBS program is to prepare pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows (MDs and PhDs) to serve a ... Read More

CD2H DREAM Challenge - Request for Proposals
Dec  06, 2018

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) has issued a request for proposals for their 2019 DREAM Challenge. Initial idea competition proposals are due February 15, 2019.  PowToon : CD2H Idea Competition Launch What is a DREAM Challenge? ... Read More

Two GHUCCTS Members Nominated for 2018 Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award
Nov  26, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to announce the nomination of two of our members for the 2018 Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award at Georgetown University. Dr. Jill Smith is an active Scientific Evaluation and Prioritization Committee (S ... Read More

Deadline Extended: Submit Your Abstract for ACTS 2019
Nov  16, 2018

Share Your Expertise at Translational Science 2019 Your expertise is a powerful gift that deserves to be shared. So why not do it? Showcase your original research to an audience of key thought leaders at Translational Science 2019, March 5-8, 2019 in Washington, DC. The deadline to submit abstrac ... Read More

GHUCCTS Announces Kathryn Turner as GU CRU Nurse Manager
Nov  08, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is pleased to announce that Kathryn Turner, BSN, RN has taken over the role as the Nurse Manager of the Georgetown University Medical Center Clinical Research Unit (CRU) as of November 5, 2018.  Kathryn comes ... Read More

NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smart Science
Oct  31, 2018

Author: Ursula Kahric, Research Assistant, MHRI / Georgetown-Howard Universities Clinical & Translational Science (GHUCCTS) On Friday September 28th, 2018, patients, community partners, researchers, and others gathered at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for the NCATS Day 2018 ... Read More

GHUCCTS to host Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Scalable AI Presentation
Oct  26, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to host Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for a special presentation on "Scalable Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Digital Epidemiology". The presentation will be held at Howard University Hospital ... Read More

7th Annual Big Data in Biomedicine Symposium: Health Data Science and Informatics
Oct  05, 2018

Every year, the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) hosts The Annual Big Data in Biomedicine Symposim at Georgetown University. This symposium showcases exciting advances in the areas of molecular medicine, health data analytics, and related state-of-the-art technologies. The free, ... Read More

NIDA Issues FOAs on HEALing Communities Study
Sep  24, 2018

On September 19, 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) issued two funding opportunities for cooperative agreements to support components of the HEALing Communities Study – an integrated approach to test interventions for opioid misuse and addiction in communities hit hard by the opioid c ... Read More

GHUCCTS Biomedical Informatics Director Dr. Subha Madhavan named GUMC Chief Data Scientist
Sep  18, 2018

Subha Madhavan, PhD, Director of Biomedical Informatics for the Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS), has been named inaugural Chief Data Scientist and Associate Dean for Health Data Science and Informatics for the Georgetown University Medical Cente ... Read More

Registration Now Open for 2018 Grant Writing Workshop Series
Sep  06, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science is offering a 6 month Grant Writing Workshop Series for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who are actively working on individual fellowship, career development, and research project grant ... Read More

Two Collaborative Funding Opportunities Available through CLIC
Sep  04, 2018

The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for collaborative efforts to help advance translational and team science throughout the consortium. Teams are invited to apply for support to write a Synergy Paper or host an Un-Meeting. Syn ... Read More

Take the GHUCCTS IRB Customer Service Survey
Aug  24, 2018

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is committed to improving multi-site study support. In an effort to identify areas that are vital to multi-site study support and potential opportunities for improvement, we are conducting a survey of your exp ... Read More

Save the Date: 2019 ACTS Conference
Aug  23, 2018

The 2019 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Annual Conference will be on March 5-8 in Washington, DC.  Each year the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) sends staff, researchers, trainees, and scholars to present posters, lea ... Read More

ICBI launching new Machine Learning Special Interest Working Group
Aug  17, 2018

The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) is excited to announce the formation a new special interest working group focused on exploring the application of cutting edge machine learning methods to biomedical and health care datasets. Monthly meetings will explore current applications o ... Read More

GHUCCTS Announces 2018 KL2 Scholars
Aug  06, 2018

After our 8th highly competitive application cycle, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) announces the appointment of Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu as our newest KL2 Scholar.  This new awardee, his research projects, and training plans are emblematic of ... Read More

ResearchMatch Now Available in Spanish
Aug  03, 2018

ResearchMatch (RM) is the national online recruitment tool that matches people interested in research with investigators throughout the U.S. ResearchMatch has just launched a Spanish version of the website inviting Spanish speakers to sign-up in Spanish, while Researchers from the Georgetown-Howard ... Read More

GHUCCTS to co-host DC CTSA Consortium Spring Regulatory Update
Apr  27, 2018

The Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to join the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at Children's National to co-host the Spring Regulatory Update and Hot Topics in Clinical Research symposium.  Join us on Monday, May 7, ... Read More

Announcement: 2018 Pilot Awards for Clinical Translational Studies
Mar  06, 2018

The missions of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the national Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs highlight the promotion of interdisciplinary research that translates basic research findings into clinical applications, c ... Read More

GHUCCTS to Help Plan DC's AWARE for All Clinical Research Education Day
Jan  05, 2018

The Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical & Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is helping to plan this year's AWARE for All D.C. Clinical Research Education Day, sponsored by the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP).  The event will be held at the Armo ... Read More

Dec  20, 2016

December 20, 2016 - A Georgetown bioethics expert was recently appointed to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) committee charged with protecting human research subjects. James Giordano, PhD, chief of the neuroethics studies program at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and pr ... Read More

Dec  07, 2016

Tawara D. Goode serves as the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences' Cultural Coordinator for Community Engagement.   December 7, 2016 – President Obama has appointed Tawara D. Goode, assistant professor of pediatrics at Georgetown’s Center for Child and Hu ... Read More

Counting Sleep: An Interview with Thomas Mellman
Apr  21, 2016

Sitting Down With Thomas Mellman, Professor and Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Stress/Sleep Studies Program, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA. What started you on the path to psychiatry? I’ve always been intrigued by human behavior and what mot ... Read More

Funding Opportunity for New MedStar Investigators
Feb  10, 2016

New Investigator - Associate Giving Grant Fund Request for Proposal (RFP) Announcement   For the first time, we are pleased to announce that associate gifts that were designated to the MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) during the 2015 MedStar Health Associate Giving Campaign will go towards t ... Read More

Addressing Cancer Control Needs of African-born Immigrants in the US
Oct  28, 2015

Compared to non-Hispanic Whites, African immigrants have worse cancer outcomes. However, there is little research about cancer behaviors and/or interventions in this growing population as they are generally grouped with populations from America or the Caribbean. This systematic review examines cance ... Read More

The role of knowledge, language, and insurance in endorsement of cancer screening in women of African origin
Oct  28, 2015

African immigrants are among the fastest-growing immigrant populations in the US (US Census Bureau, 2010) but cancer research has been scarce in this population (Venters and Gany, 2011). Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in this group (American Cancer Society, 2014). African immigra ... Read More

Practical Tips for Establishing Partnerships With Academic Researchers: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations
Oct  16, 2015

Abstract Background: Research exists on strategies for successful conduct of community-based participatory research (CBPR). Unfortunately, few published resources are available to advise community-based organizations (CBOs) on preparation for and engagement in CBPR. Objectives: We aimed to create ... Read More

Developing a Regional Clinical Research Powerhouse
Sep  10, 2015

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015—Just a few years ago, Georgetown University Medical Center researchers struggled to enroll patients in clinical trials that could advance their medical care. Beyond the one hospital linked to GUMC, access to patients being treated in the D.C. area was limited, as were many aspects ... Read More

VIDEO: Treating Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Jul  20, 2015

GHUCCTS 2014 Pilot & Collaborative Studies Program (PCSP) Pilot Award Recipient Evgenia Gourgari, MD has made remarkable headway with her pilot study, Identifying children with diabetes type 1 at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Gourgari’s study takes a closer look at the cardiac risks associat ... Read More

Culturally Competent Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of African American Populations into Clinical Trials
Jul  16, 2015

Jane Otado, PhD1, John Kwagyan, PhD1, Diana Edwards, PhD1, Alice Ukaegbu, MSN, FNP-BC1, Faun Rockcliffe, BA1,  Nana Osafo, MS1   Abstract: Purpose:  To identify successful recruitment strategies, challenges and best practices for researchers to engage African American communities in clinical studi ... Read More

Researchers Strive to Solve the Mystery of Gulf War Illness
Jul  15, 2015

Even after participating in a 2001 Institute of Medicine panel on Gulf War illness (GWI), David Goldsmith, MSPH, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Human Science at GUMC, was a self-described GWI skeptic. “There wasn’t really a clear-cut set of clinical parameters or a clinical test tha ... Read More

GHUCCTS Investigators Receive Grant from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Development of a Rapid Diagnostic Test for Ebola Virus
Mar  05, 2015

Collaborative research born form the GHUCCTS CTSA, funded by NIH/NCATS, between the Padmanabhan Lab at Georgetown and McKnight lab at ORNL have resulted in ORNL internal funding for the development of a rapid, Fieldable diagnostic for RNA Viruses.  This is applicable to the Ebola Virus and is curren ... Read More

Educational Session for Sigma Theta Tau International
Mar  04, 2015

Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Invites you to attend our Educational Session "A New Role for Chinese Nurses:  The Clinical Research Nurse In Clinical Trials."  For more details, read hereRead More