About the Clinical Interaction Network
The multi-site Clinical Interaction Network (CIN) of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) formally replaces the Emory General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). The CIN includes sites at Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown (formerly Crawford Long Hospital), Grady Memorial Hospital, the Ponce Infectious Diseases Clinic, the Hope Clinic, Wesley Woods Health Center, the Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Center, and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. Given the dispersed nature of the Atlanta research community and the goal to actively engage the community in bidirectional research translation, we have developed a three tier Clinical Interaction Network that incorporates hospital-based, medical office-based and community-based clinical interaction sites through integration with the Community Engagement and Research Program. An efficient, flexible and geographically distributed CIN has been created to meet the needs of translational and clinical investigators from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The CIN is centralized under the leadership of director, Dr. Arlene Chapman of Emory University and a co-director, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili of Morehouse School of Medicine. An inter-institutional senior management team is present to streamline administrative efforts and to ensure appropriate city-wide access to resources.