Clinical and Translational Science Award

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Clinical and Translational Science Award (GHUCCTS) is supported by the National Institutes of Health to stimulate alliances in medical research and research training among academic and private-sector organizations, and the community. GHUCCTS is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. The members of the GHUCCTS consortium are: Georgetown University (GU), Howard University (HU), MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Washington Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).

Through multiple partnerships and collaborations among the member institutions, GHUCCTS is helping to transform clinical research and translational science in order to bring new scientific advances to health care. To achieve this mission, GHUCCTS provides support innovative and collaborative research, and help investigators find opportunities to address their scientific questions and projects. Click here for more information about this program.

Along with supporting collaborative research, one of the goals of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) is to translate research into policies and practices that favorably impact the health of local communities and the nation. To help achieve that goal the GHUCCTS Community Engagement program works to build partnerships between universities and the local community. Community partnerships are vital to our mission of conducting research to improve the public’s health and reduce health disparities. More information about the overall program can be found here.