Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute
David S. Stephens, M.D., Emory University
The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) is led by Emory University, along with partners Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. These institutions already are partners in health care, education and cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that will be propelled by the ACTSI.
The established partnerships and diverse faculty enable the ACTSI to combine strong clinical, translational, training and basic discovery programs at Emory with the health disparities, training and community outreach focus of Morehouse School of Medicine, together with the engineering and bioinformatics achievements of Georgia Tech and the excellence in pediatrics of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Collaborations with the private nonprofit Georgia Bio organization and the Georgia Research Alliance, the state-sponsored academic-industry partnership, create additional synergies that foster and accelerate development and application of new and emerging technologies. Finally, the ACTSI creates dynamic community, public health, informatics and population studies programs through partnerships and collaborations with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.