ACTSI
Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Emory Morehouse School of MedicineGeorgia Tech

Funded by: NIH | NCATS | CTSA

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Key Functional Areas

Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The multi-site Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the largest program of the 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 supportLearn more...

Research Education, Training & Career Development (RETCD)

The RETCD program provides clinical and translational research training opportunities including Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), KL2 Career Development Award Program for junior faculty, TL1 Predoctoral Training Dual-Degree Programs (PhD/MS and MD/MS), Certificate Program in Translational Research, Undergraduate Clinical Research Training Opportunities (SURE Program) and Short Course Training in Clinical and Translational Research. Learn more...

Community Engagement Research Program (CERP)

CERP builds community research partnerships in order to develop community capacity and conduct community intervention trials. It transforms research from a scientist-subject interaction to a more equitable partnership in which the process of research, as well as outcomes, benefit both the researcher and the community in order to reduce health disparities. Learn more...

Ethics & Regulatory

The Ethics & Regulatory program advises and educates researchers on ethical dilemmas specifically involving research; facilitates the regulatory education of researchers; and coordinates the efforts of numerous regulatory offices across multiple institutions in order to streamline the process of initiating clinical and translational research. Learn more...

Research Technologies

Research Technologies provides the infrastructure and programmatic foundation to support existing and developing technology resources, with emphasis in the following five areas:  genomics, imaging, immunology, molecular screening, and animal models of human disease. The program supports the evaluation and rapid translation of high-impact emerging technologies, enhances collaborative opportunities among translational investigators, provides seed funds to promote novel methodological developments, and co-sponsors biomedical educational symposia. Learn more...

Pilot Grants

The Pilot Grants program promotes new networks of multidisciplinary research teams by capitalizing currently available resources across multiple institutions to support one to two year pilot projects focused on translational medicine and inter-institutional collaboration. Learn more...

Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD)

The BERD program strengthens the statistical science and rigor of ACTSI-related research by assisting with prospective design of human studies research, statistical methodologies, elements of data collection and management and analysis of data. Learn more...

Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP)

The BIP program builds and supports informatics and IT solutions to facilitate research for individual studies and across the ACTSI. Learn more...

Pediatrics

The Pediatrics program is a collaboration of the Departments of Pediatrics of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta working with Georgia Tech and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia to develop an academic home for the conduct of pediatric clinical and translational research that effectively reaches the entire Atlanta pediatric community. Learn more...

Tracking & Evaluation (T&E)

The Tracking & Evaluation program monitors and documents the achievement of ACTSI program milestones, provides formative guidance and summative evaluation results to the ACTSI using utilization-focused evaluation methodologies, supports the national evaluation of CTSAs through active participation in evaluation key function workgroups and provides evaluation support to ACTSI programs as requested.

Administrative Home

Administrative Home offers support to all ACTSI programs and investigators. It includes the center administrator, program managers, financial director and communications director. Learn more...