Georgia CTSA Receives Golden Helix Award from the Center for Global Health Innovation

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Georgia CTSA Principal Investigators W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Contact Principal Investigator, Emory University, and Bradley G. Phillips, PharmD, University of Georgia, receive Golden Helix Award from CGHI CEO Maria Thacker Goethe

On March 29, 2023, Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) received a Golden Helix Award from the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) during its 25th annual award ceremony at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. CGHI, formerly known as Georgia Bio, is the state’s life sciences trade association that brings together diverse Global Health, Health Technology, and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate, and activate solutions to enhance health outcomes around the world.

The Golden Helix Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of Georgia legislative, academic, corporate, and advocacy leaders working to advance the growth of the life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world. The event drew over 200 of the state’s life sciences industry leaders.

Georgia CTSA was honored with a distinguished Deal of the Year award in public financing for receiving $73.7M to accelerate clinical and translational research across Georgia. The Deal of the Year awards are presented to one or more companies or institutions to recognize the most significant transactions that contribute to the development of Georgia’s life sciences industry.

“This award recognizes synergistic and unique strengths across our public and private partners to advance new treatments, approaches, education, and innovations that will make a difference in health and help achieve our priority to improve health equity in the state. The Georgia CTSA team and I are excited to work with our communities in the coming years to achieve these life-changing health outcomes,” says Bradley G. Phillips, PharmD, principal investigator at UGA.

As a collaborative research alliance, Georgia CTSA accelerates clinical and translational education, research, workforce development, and community engagement. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $58.6 million over the next five years to 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. The alliance is comprised of two private institutions/universities - Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine, and two state institutions - Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia, with partners that include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Learn more at