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  • Jan 05, 2021

Deadline Extended: 2021 KL2 Scholars Program Application

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting applications for our 2021 KL2 Scholars Program. The pre-application is due January 31, 2021 with the final application due February 28, 2021. Funding is expected to begin in June 2021 pending the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.more information

  • Dec 17, 2020

Two GHUCCTS advisors named to NIH ACTIV-1 Community Advisory Board

We are proud to share that two of our advisors have been named to the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the National Institutes of Health Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutics Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) initiative. Robert Pearson, a member of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB), and Larisa Caicedo, a member of our own CAB, will advise on the ACTIV-1 protocol. more information

  • Dec 11, 2020

NHCOA honors Florencia Gonzalez with Research Recognition Award

On Tuesday December 15, 2020, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) will honor Florencia Gonzalez as a 2020 recipient of the NHCOA Award. The virtual ceremony, called A Time for Change, will recognize leaders in the field of aging who share NHCOA’s commitment to Hispanic older adults.more information

  • Dec 10, 2020

Save the Date: 2021 NIH Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) virtually August 9-13, 2021. Applications will be accepted from February 1 - March 8, 2021! HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists, and to stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science.more information

  • Dec 07, 2020

GHUCCTS Announces 2020-2021 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Program Scholars

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is proud to introduce our 2020-2021 Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) program scholars.more information

  • Nov 13, 2020

GHUCCTS announces 2020 KL2 Scholar Dr. Haiyan He

After our 10th highly competitive application cycle, unfortunately delayed due to COVID-related research closures, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Haiyan He as a KL2 Scholar. This new awardee, her research project, and training plan are emblematic of our program objectives in that they pair a highly-promising scholar-trainee with a mentor team that includes senior colleagues from across disciplines, departments, campuses, and institutions to pursue research that depends upon collaborations and methods from outside the scholars’ discipline, local research environment, or past experiences.more information

  • Oct 22, 2020

TIN convalescent plasma study by former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar Dr. Seble Kassaye featured on NBC4

Dr. Seble Kassaye, former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar and infectious disease expert at Georgetown University Medical Center, is the principal investigator for a convalescent plasma COVID-19 clinical trial through the Trial Innovation Network (TIN). Dr. Kassaye recently appeared on NBC4 Washington to discuss the trial.more information

  • Oct 01, 2020

GHUCCTS member Florencia Gonzalez speaks on recent NHCOA panel "Lessons from the Field: Conducting Health Research with Hard to Reach Populations"

For the last two years, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program (AoU). The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. NHCOA’s role in the AoU program is to raise awareness about health research and the program itself. In an effort to do that, we are hosting a webinar entitled, “Lessons from the Field: Conducting health research with hard to reach populations.” This webinar provided a space for researchers and other AoU partners to learn from community researchers who already engage hard to reach populations.more information

  • Aug 17, 2020

GHUCCTS KL2 scholar alumna Dr. Seble Kassaye leads development of confidential COVID-19 symptom tracking tool

Dr. Seble Kassaye, associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar, led a team of researchers to develop an online COVID-19 symptom tracking tool. The tool ensures a person’s confidentiality while being able to actively monitor their symptoms. The tool is not proprietary and can be used by entities that are not able to develop their own tracking systems..more information

  • Aug 06, 2020

GHUCCTS team members discuss clinical trial participation among African Americans with radio and news outlets

GHUCCTS Community Engagement (CE) team members Dr. Carla Williams and Florencia Gonzalez speak with the Center for Health Journalism at USC and Howard University Radio WHUR 96.3 about the importance of diversity in clinical trials, especially relating to COVID-19. more information

  • 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. Four of the six selected pilot projects will focus on COVID-19 and the current pandemic.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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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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