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Thomas Mellman of Howard University and Joseph Verbalis of Georgetown University (right) share leadership of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science. (Photo by Georgetown University)

Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Washington, DC

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Principal Investigator: Joseph G. Verbalis

Participating Institutions and Community Partners:
The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is a collaborative research center that includes two major universities and three affiliated hospital and research systems.
The specific aims of GHUCCTS are to accelerate improvements in human health by stimulating innovative, multidisciplinary and cross-institutional research among the GHUCCTS investigators; to support the careers of clinical and translational investigators through a variety of educational programs paired with focused mentorship; and to enhance local and national clinical and translational research in underserved populations, including minorities, the elderly, and those with disabilities.

To accomplish these aims, the GHUCCTS team will integrate existing research and training programs with an innovative infrastructure to enhance practice-, laboratory- and community-based clinical and translational research. GHUCCTS will include a coordinated multi-institutional biomedical informatics infrastructure, an expanded clinical research operation with new community-based clinical research units, a new community engagement resource to support and enhance community-based research and expanded resources in regulatory knowledge and ethics. GHUCCTS also will support collaborative research projects, using the supercomputing and translational tools of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to explore and develop novel translational methodologies.

Resource integration across the GHUCCTS institutions will be accompanied by a joint research education, training and career development program, including new master’s degree and scholars’ programs in clinical and translational science. GHUCCTS multidisciplinary and cross-institutional research will enable the Washington, DC community to benefit from the generation and application of new discoveries in clinical and translational science.

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