About the Clinical Research Network
The multi-site Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the largest program of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). A multilayered, flexible, and geographically distributed CRN was created to meet the needs of translational and clinical investigators from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The CRN includes sites at Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, 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, the CRN is a three tier network that incorporates hospital, medical office, and community-based clinical research sites through integration with the Community Engagement Research Program (CERP). CRN resources include inpatient/outpatient space, nursing, laboratory, bionutrition and exercise physiology, clinical data extraction, and other types of support. The CRN is centralized under the leadership of 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.
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