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  • Mar 16, 2020

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

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.more information

  • Mar 11, 2020

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

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.more information

  • Feb 21, 2020

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

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.more information

  • Feb 21, 2020

Monumental clinical trial leverages GHUCCTS Trial Innovation Network

The Memory Improvement through Nicotine Dosing (MIND) study, a clinical trial housed under the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program, leveraged the Trial Innovation Network (TIN) to identify collaborators for the trial through an EHR-based cohort assessment. Investigators also utilized the TIN to conduct community engagement studios that allow for meaningful involvement of diverse groups of stakeholders in the planning and implementation of research.more information

  • Feb 19, 2020

CLIC announces call for applications for CTSA Program Synergy Papers

A Synergy Paper is a collaborative manuscript developed by three or more CTSA Program hubs with the purpose of addressing substantial challenges in clinical or translational research. Synergy Paper teams receive logistical support from CLIC. more information

  • Feb 14, 2020

GHUCCTS breaks down "The Added Value of Partnerships in Research" in recent webinar

GHUCCTS recently hosted a free online webinar titled "The Added Value of Partnerships in Research: Effectively Engaging Communities and Patients". This webinar is now available online.more information

  • Jan 22, 2020

Funding Opportunity: ACCOuNT TCC now accepting pilot grant applications

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-enabling research projects that they conceive, plan, and execute with support from research collaborators.more information

  • Jan 17, 2020

Register Today: GHUCCTS Responsible Conduct of Research Training

GHUCCTS is offering face-to-face training for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators in the responsible conduct of research in order to promote ethical, rigorous and reproducible science. The series dovetails to required CITI modules and provides an opportunity for investigators to discuss all aspects of these topics with an expert in the field. This series also fulfills the requirements of multiple funding agencies.more information

  • Jan 16, 2020

Funding Opportunity: TIN HEAL Initiative: Pain Management Multisite Effectiveness Research Network (ERN)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative aims to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis. The NIH HEAL Initiative will bolster research across NIH to (1) improve treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and (2) enhance pain management.more information

  • Jan 14, 2020

TL1 Scholar Dr. Kimberly Uweh receives Science Writer Fellowship from Georgetown Medicine Magazine

TL1 Scholar Dr. Kimberly Uweh receives Science Writer Fellowship from Georgetown Medicine Magazine, a biannual publication that features health and medical education, research, and clinical news for alumni and friends of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Medical Center.more information

  • Jan 10, 2020

Northwestern University to host Un-Meeting on Lifespan and Life Course Research: Integrating Strategies

With support from CLIC, the NUCATS Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago is hosting an Un-Meeting on Lifespan and Life Course Research: Integrating Strategies on Monday, March 2, 2020, with a welcome reception Sunday evening.more information

  • Jan 10, 2020

University of Tennessee now accepting applications for Transdisciplinary Community-Based Participatory Research Training Workshop

University of Tennessee now accepting applications for Transdisciplinary Community-Based Participatory Research Training Workshop. Applications are due March 1, 2020. The workshop will be in Memphis, TN from June 11-13, 2020.more information

  • Jan 03, 2020

GHUCCTS Announces 2019-2020 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Program Scholars

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to introduce our 2019-2020 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) program scholars.more information

  • Dec 20, 2019

NCATS: Reflecting on a Remarkable 2019

Christopher P. Austin, NCATS director, looks back on an exciting year of accomplishments.more information

  • Dec 13, 2019

JHU-Tufts Trial Innovation Center now accepting Design Lab proposals

The JHU-Tufts Trial Innovation Center is looking for investigators who are interested in pursuing innovative clinical trial designs to participate in a Design Lab. The Design Lab, jointly run by the Tufts Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies and the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, will explore innovations in clinical trial design in the context of the full treatment development pathway, with a particular focus on innovative clinical effectiveness trial design.more information

  • Dec 11, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 3-7, 2020, in Bethesda, MD.more information

  • Dec 05, 2019

Veronica Thomas, PhD, receives Scholarly Leader Award from the American Evaluation Association

Veronica Thomas, PhD, is the recipient of the 2019 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Scholarly Leader Award.more information

  • Dec 02, 2019

Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD receives 2019 Estelle Ramey Mentoring Award

Georgetown Women in Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center has named Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD the recipient of the 2019 Estelle Ramey Mentoring Award.more information

  • Nov 15, 2019

GHUCCTS KL2 Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Cycle

The GHUCCTS KL2 Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cycle. The pre-application is due Friday December 13, 2019. The final application is due on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. more information

  • Sept 25, 2019

MHRI research assistant shares key takeaways from "Faster Together" diversity course

This blog was written by Ursula Kahric, research assistant at MedStar Health Research Institute. Ursula is a part of the Research Participant Recruitment Unit with the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS).more information

  • Sept 24, 2019

GHUCCTS announces 2019-2020 pilot awardees

After a competitive application cycle, GHUCCTS has selected 6 new pilot projects to be funded for 2019-2020. The Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies program (PTCS) has been a critical and effective stimulus for collaboration that has inspired the development and implementation of new clinical and translational research (CTR) projects.more information

  • Sept 12, 2019

Creating an opportunity for DC seniors to participate in health research: GHUCCTS Collaboration with the District of Columbia Department on Aging (DCOA)

Since January 2018, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has collaborated with the District of Columbia Department on Aging (DCOA) through providing medical experts speakers for events, tabling events to promote research awareness and encouraging research participation. more information

  • Aug 02, 2019

Howard University launches pilot collaboration with NIH intramural research program

Howard University, one of the five member institutions that comprise the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS), has recently launched the NIH-Howard University Intramural Research Collaboration (NIH-HUIRC).more information

  • July 17, 2019

GHUCCTS participates in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 8th Annual Senior Symposium

GHUCCTS joined over 70 exhibitors and educational workshops at DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 8th Annual Senior Symposium on Wednesday June 19, 2019. This event included workshops in healthcare, legislation, elder justice, fall prevention, arts in aging, nutrition, government resources access and more.more information

  • July 01, 2019

NCATS publishes paper to raise awareness of translational science

In an effort to raise awareness of translational science as a discipline, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has recently published a paper titled The Fundamental Characteristics of a Translational Scientist. This paper is the latest addition to their growing resources on their Translational Science Skills webpage.more information

  • June 18, 2019

GHUCCTS announces 2019 KL2 Scholars

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 emblematic of our program objectives in that they pair highly-promising scholar-trainees with mentor teams that include members from outside their own disciplines, departments, or institutions to pursue research that depends on collaborations and methods from outside the scholars’ disciplines, departments, or past experiences.more information

  • June 14, 2019

TL1 Trainee Sikoya Ashburn receives NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award

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). more information

  • May 22, 2019

GHUCCTS members explore attitudes towards genetic research among persons of African descent

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".more information

  • Apr 10, 2019

GHUCCTS Board Member develops free online course to enhance diversity recruitment in clinical trials

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.more information

  • Mar 14, 2019

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

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.more information

  • Nov 16, 2018

NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smart Science

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: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smart Science.more information