What is the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute?

Our Priorities
  • Create an Atlanta-wide home for clinical and translational investigators
  • Develop an Atlanta-wide integrated clinical research network for conducting clinical and translational science
  • Integrate, improve, and innovate the quality of education and training programs for the next generation of clinical and translational researchers
  • Leverage pilot grant programs to promote new and interdisciplinary clinical and translational science
  • Develop a clinical and translational research program for children in Georgia
  • Enhance, through a focus on health disparities, community engagement in clinical and translational research

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational and clinical investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory engaged two of its close academic partners in metropolitan Atlanta - Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) - to form the ACTSI. This partnership, a strategic multi-institutional alliance, offers compelling, unique, and synergistic advantages.

Emory is a national leader in healthcare and biomedical research as well as outstanding training and education in clinical and translational research; Georgia Tech is a national leader in biomedical engineering and the application of innovative systems engineering to healthcare solutions; MSM is a leading black institution that addresses health disparities through successful community engagement programs and serves as a pipeline for training minority investigators. These institutions extend their current partnerships in healthcare, education, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research to synergize ACTSI.

Created in 2007 as one of a national consortium striving to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. The consortium, funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), shares a common vision to translate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, engage communities in clinical research efforts and train the next generation of clinical investigators.

How to Become an ACTSI Investigator?

Any research investigator with an appointment at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Institute of Technology is eligible for ACTSI support.

In order to utilize the resources available from the ACTSI's Clinical Research Network (CRN), protocol review and approval by the CRN Scientific Advisory Committee is required. The submission form and supporting documents can be found here.

If you need ethics, regulatory knowledge, biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, and/or biomedical informatics support please click Submit a Request. If you are searching for equipment, collaborators, or training, visit eBIRT. Finally, for funding opportunities for clinical and translational investigators, click here.

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