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GHUCCTS announces 2019 KL2 Scholars
Jun  18, 2019

After our 9th highly competitive application cycle, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) announces the appointment of Annie Kruger and Katherine Michel as KL2 Scholars. These new awardees, their  research projects, and training plans are emblemat ... Read More

TL1 Trainee Sikoya Ashburn receives NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award
Jun  14, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to announce that our TL1 Trainee Sikoya Ashburn has received the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). This award will s ... Read More

GHUCCTS to co-sponsor first international conference in systems and network medicine
May  28, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS), in partnership with several other research centers and university departments, is proud to co-sponsor the first international conference dedicated to the emerging field of systems medicine. Beginning on Wed ... Read More

GHUCCTS members explore attitudes towards genetic research among persons of African descent
May  22, 2019

A team of GHUCCTS members have recently published an article in the Journal of Commuity Genetics entitled "Attitudes and experiences regarding genetic research among person of African descent". Written by a group of authors from Howard University and The George Washington University, including GHUCC ... Read More

Registration now open for the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting
May  13, 2019

Make plans now to attend the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fifth Annual Meeting and learn how patients, researchers, clinicians, insurers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant.  Join some 1,000 of your colleag ... Read More

TL1 trainee Elyssa LaFlamme published in Georgetown Medicine Magazine
May  09, 2019

The Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) program within the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to share that our TL1 scholar Elyssa LaFlamme was recently published in Georgetown Medicine Magainze. Her article Progress in Neonatal Seizure ... Read More

Measuring Diversity in Research with GHUCCTS
Apr  16, 2019

Identity is multi-dimensional. Standard classifications of race, ethnicity and gender may not adequately capture the multiple ways that people define themselves. To better embrace this diversity, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center For Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has designed ... Read More

Register for GHUCCTS Ethics, Regulatory and Study Implementation Advanced Course
Apr  11, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 GHUCCTS Ethics, Regulatory and Study Implementation for Research Involving Human Subjects advanced course. The free training will be held on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), 6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700, Hy ... Read More

GHUCCTS Summer Intensive Workshop: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Apr  11, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Summer Intensive Workshop: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. This is a one-week (40-hour) introductory-level workshop with a focus on biostatistics & design of clinical trials. TOPICS Introduction to Biostatistics Working with SPSS Selecting a ... Read More

GHUCCTS Board Member develops free online course to enhance diversity recruitment in clinical trials
Apr  10, 2019

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and GHUCCTS External Advisory Board (EAB) member, has led the development of a free online course dedicated to improving diversity in clinical trial participation. The course, "Faster Together, Enhancing the Recruit ... Read More

Reminder: GHUCCTS Pilot Award Applications Due 4/15!
Apr  08, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Pilot Awards for Clinical Translational Studies.  The missions of GHUCCTS and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs highlight pro ... Read More

Live Workshop on Biomedical Big Data Resources and Analysis Tools
Apr  05, 2019

We are pleased to inform you about an upcoming event sponsored by Georgetown-ICBI: - a live hands-on workshop on "Biomedical Big Data Resources and Analysis Tools" offered at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, on May 3 and 4, 2019. The workshop is open to faculty at any level in pu ... Read More

Apply Today: CLIC Synergy Paper
Apr  05, 2019

The Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for synergy papers that focus on substantial challenges in clinical and translational research, address gaps in research, and convene new, innovative writing teams. Applications are due Wednesday May ... Read More

Addressing Health Disparities Together: A Networking Session for Building Community-Academic Partnerships
Apr  03, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) invites you to participate in our upcoming community engagement event "Addressing Health Disparities Together: A Networking Session for Building Community-Academic Partnerships". This free event is on Monday, ... Read More

Alexa, Meet Tara: GHUCCTS collaboration to provide personalized, voice-activated wellness assistants for patients with heart failure.
Mar  14, 2019

What started as a project to enhance Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa has evolved into an expanded partnership with ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company that is creating Personal AI 3D avatars. Together, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Studies ( ... Read More

Save the Date: 2019 MedStar Health - Georgetown University Research Symposium
Mar  08, 2019

MedStar Health—Georgetown University Research Symposium Georgetown University—MedStar Health Educational Colloquium Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019, to celebrate research across MedStar Health and the Georgetown University Medical Center. Hosted by the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar H ... Read More

Now Accepting Pre-Applications for 2019-2020 TL1 TBS Program
Mar  01, 2019

Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting pre-applications for its predoctoral student and postdoctoral fellow training program in Translational Biomedical Science (TBS Program). The TBS Program is supported by the NIH TL1 award mechanism ... Read More

Register Now for Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers
Mar  01, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to announce our 2019 Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers on March 18 & 20, 2019 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Georgetown University. The "Entering Mentoring" seminar, developed by ... Read More

Support GHUCCTS Scholars at ACTS 2019
Feb  22, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science is proud to announce our TBS, TL1, and KL2 scholars presenting oral and poster presentations at the 2019 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Conference in March. | Download Schedule GHUCCTS Oral an ... 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

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

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

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

GIORDANO TO SERVE ON COMMITTEE ADVISING HHS SECRETARY ON HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS
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

OBAMA APPOINTS GEORGETOWN PROFESSOR TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES COMMITTEE
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

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

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