The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. As a MedStar Investigator, many resources are available to you as part of the MedStar/GHUCCTS partnership. This partnership furthers expands our resources to a broader network of expertise and collaboration.
Select GHUCCTS Resources
- Multisite study & recruitment support (Trial Innovation Network)
- Design, biostatistics, and population studies support
- Community engagement and research support
- Career development and mentorship support
- Regulatory, ethics, knowledge and support
- Biomedical informatics support
- Access to Howard, Georgetown and MedStar Clinical Research Units (CRU)
- Access to core laboratories at Georgetown and Howard
- Access to Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigators
Select Workshops and Seminars
- Grant-writing workshop series
- Educational seminar on genetics, research ethics, and incidental findings
Advanced Research Training Programs
- KL2 post-doctoral scholarship awards: These awards focus on developing early-career faculty investigators through a multidisciplinary, mentored research experience. The goal of these awards is to create independent, extramurally funded investigators who are active in programs of multidisciplinary and collaborative research. These awards require a documented commitment of 75 percent protected time for research and career development activities and may provide salary support up to $90,000 annually. View the full KL2 Scholars Awards request for applications at http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org/education/kl2-scholar-program.
- Masters or graduate certificate in clinical and translational research: These graduate programs, established by the GHUCCTS, help students become well-versed in essential clinical research methods, and in proposing, conducting, managing and reporting clinical and translational research in an ethically responsible manner. For more information, visit http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org/education.
The GHUCCTS provides several funding mechanisms for early and senior investigators to address their scientific questions and projects:
- The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Opportunity supports promotion of interdisciplinary research that will translate basic findings into clinical applications and clinical research findings into community use in order to improve human health.
Visit the GHUCCTS events calendar for a complete schedule of upcoming research and education events including monthly grand rounds.