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Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance secures $58.6 million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $58.6 million over the next five years to the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) to continue its efforts to advance the quality of clinical and translational research and transform the results of that research in ways that impact health in the state. In addition to NIH funding, the Georgia CTSA will receive $15.1 million in institutional support from its academic institutions.

Georgia CTSA is a collaborative research alliance that accelerates clinical and translational education, research, workforce development and community engagement. Emory UniversityMorehouse School of MedicineGeorgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia form the Georgia CTSA, with partners that include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Over the next five years, Georgia CTSA plans to build on the impact it has already made on statewide research efforts. Through the first four funding cycles, the alliance has awarded 472 pilot grants, contributed to more than 4,000 scientific publications, and assisted more than 2,500 investigators.

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