About the Clinical Research Network
The multi-site Clinical Research Network (CRN) of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) formally replaces the Emory General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). The CRN includes sites at Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, the Ponce Infectious Diseases Clinic, the Hope Clinic, Wesley Woods Health Center, the Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Center, and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. Given the dispersed nature of the Atlanta research community and the goal to actively engage the community in bi-directional research translation, CRN developed a three tier Clinical Research Network that incorporates hospital-based, medical office-based, and community-based clinical research sites through integration with the Community Engagement Research Program (CERP). An efficient, flexible, and geographically distributed CRN has been created to meet the needs of translational and clinical investigators from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The CRN is centralized under the leadership of director, Dr. Arlene Chapman of Emory University and co-director, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili of Morehouse School of Medicine. An inter-institutional senior management team is present to streamline administrative efforts and to ensure appropriate city-wide access to resources.