The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been accepted as a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA). UGA joined a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in September (read the news release), along with Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, the four academic partner institutions makeup the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).
COHA is the alliance of vet schools, 14 in total, that are funded by the CTSA. The alliance’s mission is to advance the understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals. The alliance leverages the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and to address the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment. This approach will capitalize on One Health opportunities that accelerate translational research.
“The One Health movement continues to gain traction nationwide,” said Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. “We have several faculty who are very active in the Georgia CTSA doing collaborative research on everything from human and animal brain tumors to extensive malaria and tuberculosis research. Being part of COHA will only serve to solidify our College’s space as a leader in One Health research on the UGA campus and in the veterinary community.”
For more information about the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance, visit https://ctsaonehealthalliance.org.
The Georgia CTSA is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical research investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. It is one of nearly 60 in 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 (NCATS) and the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards, 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.