Georgia CTSA Leaders Receive Nearly $20M NIH Grant as Part of Long COVID Nationwide Study

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Former KL2 scholars and current Georgia CTSA Research Education Program members, Dr. Igho Ofotokun and Dr. Rachel Patzer, along with Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers Co-Director, Dr. Priscilla Pemu, received a nearly $20M NIH grant as principal investigators of the Atlanta hub for RECOVER, a nationwide effort to study Long COVID effects. Georgia CTSA Community Engagement Director, Dr. Tabia Akintobi, is leading a community engagement team.

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CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce
Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process
Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan
Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials