Developing a Regional Clinical Research Powerhouse

September 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 of the infrastructure necessary to perform clinical research studies.

 Now, medical scientists at Georgetown, as well as Howard University, the MedStar Health Research Institute (encompassing MedStar Health’s 10 hospitals) and the Washington DC VA Medical Center (with its hospital and five clinics), are working together to continue its broad support of clinical and translational research — improving health care by developing and testing targeted, next generation treatments for all human diseases. In addition, clinical researchers are collaborating with scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to analyze large volumes of dynamic biomedical data with increasing levels of speed and efficiency.

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