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  • Aug 04, 2020

GHUCCTS funds six new pilot projects, including four that address the current COVID-19 pandemic

After a competitive application cycle, GHUCCTS has selected 6 new pilot projects to be funded for 2020-2021. 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 projects. The PTCS program is designed to bring about further advances that will improve the process of research throughout our CTSA hub and the national CTSA consortium. These contributions will draw upon a range of GHUCCTS capacities from community-based recruitment of underserved populations to the use of high-performance computing in the development of therapeutic agents. Four of the six selected pilot projects will focus on COVID-19 and the current pandemic.more information

  • July 14, 2020

New "COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)" CITI course module available

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) has launched a new course module titled "COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)". Complete all three required modules while meeting the score requirements to earn the certificate. more information

  • July 06, 2020

GHUCCTS launches new blog, "Let's Talk About Clinical Research"

Under the leadership of Dr. Carla Williams, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has created an educational blog that covers a variety of topics related to clinical research.more information

  • July 02, 2020

GHUCCTS member Dr. Jacqueline Jonklaas receives Distinguished Service Award from ATA

The American Thyroid Association awarded GHUCCTS member and Georgetown Professor of Medicine Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, MPH, its Distinguished Service Award. The award honors a member who has made important and continuing contributions to the association.more information

  • June 15, 2020

NIH announces RADx-UP initiative to improve COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable populations

As part of NIH’s multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched an unprecedented four-pronged initiative, entitled Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, to catalyze the scientific community to improve testing technologies, capacity, and accessibility for the country. As one of the four RADx components, RADx-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) will establish a network of community-engaged projects to improve access to and acceptance of testing in underserved and vulnerable populations. The overarching goal of this $500M effort is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these populations, so that interventions can be implemented to decrease the disparities.more information

  • June 11, 2020

GHUCCTS Statement on Recent Events and Our Mission

As a Center that focuses on translating research evidence to identify racial and ethnic health disparities and reduce their impact on the health of our communities, GHUCCTS speaks out strenuously against institutional and systemic racism, as exemplified by the recent and historical horrific and tragic violence toward Black individuals by law enforcement officers. more information

  • May 15, 2020

TL1 Scholar Dr. Martha Dee Gay receives Science Writer Fellowship from Georgetown Medicine Magazine

2020 Science Writer Fellow Martha Dee Gay is an NIH TL1 post-doctoral scholar and translational scientist at Georgetown University Medical Center in the Division of Gastroenterology. Her article "Life in the NASH Lane" is published in the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of Georgetown Medicine Magazine. more information

  • May 01, 2020

NIH awards $24M to GHUCCTS to support clinical and translational research

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) has received a $24.3 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, a part of the National Institutes of Health. more information

  • Apr 09, 2020

Two GHUCCTS scholars selected to give oral presentations at ACTS 2020 virtual conference

GHUCCTS is proud to announce that two of our scholars have been selected to provide oral presentations during this year’s Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) virtual conference. Only six scholars were selected to present from a very competitive pool of abstract submissions.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

Monumental clinical trial leverages GHUCCTS Trial Innovation Network

The Memory Improvement through Nicotine Dosing (MIND) study team leveraged the GHUCCTS Trial Innovation Network (TIN) to identify collaborators for the trial through an EHR-based cohort assessment. The clinical trial was placed at the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program.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 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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