3-Tier Support Available for Community

The Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) Community Engagement Program functions to be a statewide leader in community engaged and translational research through facilitating relationships among diverse stakeholders that work together to advance population health. Community members can select the type of support or information needed through Submit a Request. A member of the Community Engagement Program will follow up to discuss next steps.

  • Schedule a Meeting to Discuss/Present Your Community-Engaged Research or Health Initiative Concept with the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance’s Community Engagement Program’s Community Steering Board
  • Find Out More About the Georgia Clinical Translation Science Alliance Community Engagement Program’s Community Engaged Research Committee: Offers On-Going, Project-Specific Support (4 times a year x 2 Hour Meetings or 8 Hours Per Year) Over the Course of an Initiative
  • Find Out How to Include the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement Program’s Community Steering Board as the Advisory/Governance Board for Your Research Grant or Health Initiative

Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement is a core component of a collaborative effort between Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and University of Georgia (UGA). The program improves the way biomedical research is conducted and disseminated throughout Georgia and across the country. It works to unite existing academic-community research partnerships, facilitate community input into university research, and to increase health research in community settings that is both responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community.

The Georgia CTSA is a statewide partnership between Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech, and UGA and is one of over 50 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.

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