Discovery through Diversity

GHUCCTS designs and implements research that will have a high impact on underserved groups in our communities, including people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities, and older adults.

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Responses to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the greater Washington DC area, we are following the directives of our respective universities and institutions. As a result, most GHUCCTS physical offices are closed and we have shifted to virtual support for our research faculty, staff and trainees. Our Clinical Research Units at Georgetown University Hospital and Howard University Hospital remain open for ongoing studies that require scheduled visits for already enrolled patients, but not for new enrollments or new protocols at this time.

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Upcoming Events
May 18
This seminar is part of the GHUCCTS KL2 Visiting Scholars Seminar Series. Mario Acunzo, MS, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Acunzo will discuss "Emerging Roles of microRNAs in Cancer".
This Windows into Translation (WiT) seminar features Moshe Levi, MD, Dean for Research, Professor of Bichemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology at Georgetown University. Dr. Levi will discuss "Effects of restoring NAD metabolism with Nicotinamide Riboside on mitochondrial function, inflammation, and kidney disease".
This month's MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series features Christian Boxley, Senior Research Associate at MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. Christian will discuss "The Tableau Basics: How to Visualize COVID-19 Surveillance Data".
This month's GHUCCTS in the Virtual Community (GITVC) event will focus on "Preeclampsia and Pregnancy Complications: How Research Can Help Keep Moms and Babies Safe". Join us during Preeclampsia Awareness Month to learn more about the disease and what researchers have learned about the social and health effects on women.
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Former KL2 Scholar Dr. Vanita R. Aroda profiled in The Lancet

May 10, 2021

Dr. Vanita R. Aroda, current Director of the Diabetes Clinical Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar, is featured in the piece "Vanita Aroda: the accidental role model… by no accident" published by The Lancet.

Now Available: DC CTSA Conference 2021 Recordings

May 07, 2021

Session recordings and slide presentations are now available from the DC CTSA Consortium 2021 DC CTSA Spring Regulatory Update & Hot Topics in Clinical and Translational Research.

Mayo Clinic Site Feasibility Questionnaire: A Multicenter Study of Detection of Low Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF)

May 05, 2021

Mayo Clinic is seeking collaborators to participate in a retrospective validation study of an ECG-based artificial intelligence algorithm for the detection of low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that we have previously developed. The validation results will be submitted to the FDA as part of a De Novo software as a medical device (SAMD) application. This study is fully funded by Mayo Clinic and an opportunity to develop a long-term academic collaboration for future validation studies and publications.