Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (CTSA): Overview
Last Updated: January 28, 2020

The Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (CTSA) is one of over 50 NIH-funded consortiums. The vision of the consortium is to train the next generation of clinical investigators, translate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, and engage communities in clinical research efforts. The CTSA's goals are to improve national health by advancing the implementation and the efficiency and quality of translational research outcomes.

The Georgia CTSA involves a unique statewide collaboration between 4 cornerstone universities, Emory School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Georgia. Emory is a national leader in health care and biomedical research as well as an outstanding leader in clinical and translational research training and education. Georgia Tech is a nationwide leader in biomedical engineering and the application of innovative systems engineering to health care solutions. Morehouse School of Medicine is a nationally recognized historically black institution that brings ethnic diversity to biomedical research, addresses health disparities through successful community engagement research, and serves as a pipeline for training minority researchers. UGA has a proven track record in outstanding laboratory, pharmaceutical, veterinary, educational and translational research and, as the State’s land-grant institution, offers a robust statewide network that enhances community outreach, service, and research. These institutions extend their current partnerships in healthcare, education, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research to maximize the Georgia CTSA outcomes.

Beyond academia, the Georgia CTSA also has partnerships with multiple healthcare networks, biomedical entrepreneurs, life-science non-profits, professional societies and visionary health leaders. Synergistically, the organizations leverage their unique strengths to accelerate clinical and translational research, education, and community engagement to impact health in Georgia and beyond. The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378. To learn more about the Georgia CTSA go to:  GeorgiaCTSA.org/

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