Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance receives $73.7 million to accelerate research across Georgia

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $58.6 million over the next five years to the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) to continue its efforts to advance the quality of clinical and translational research and transform research results to impact health in the state of Georgia and beyond. In addition to NIH funding, the Georgia CTSA will receive $15.1 million in institutional support from its academic institutions.

Georgia CTSA is a collaborative research alliance that accelerates clinical and translational education, research, workforce development and community engagement. Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the University of Georgia (UGA) form the Georgia CTSA, with partners that include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“We’re excited to continue this long-standing Georgia-wide partnership providing an environment where clinical and translational research can flourish,” says David S. Stephens, MD, interim executive vice president for health affairs at Emory University.

As the only NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award in the state, Georgia CTSA has served as a hub for innovation and scientific discovery across Georgia and the southeast region since its inception in 2007. This latest funding award will allow researchers to continue providing support and new tools in bioinformatics and biostatistics, piloting grants to fuel new research, and helping train the next generation of clinical and translational science investigators.

“As in so many industries, Georgia is proud to lead the way in developing healthcare solutions that improve outcomes for all,” says Gov. Brian Kemp. “This funding award is just the latest recognition of the importance and cutting-edge position of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance. I want to congratulate its members on this achievement and the positive impact it will have across our state and far beyond.”

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