The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) Trial Innovation Center's Navigator Team facilitates the flow of clinical research trials from concept to initial approval and implementation by assisting with maintaining compliance, quality, and innovation activities for each of the research offices at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, University of Georgia, and other partner institutions of the Georgia CTSA.

Services Provided

  • Collaborate with external and internal customers to evaluate services and implement quality improvement strategies for the clinical research community.
  • Collect, upload, and manage new industry sponsored clinical trials data in the Clinical Trial Automated System (CTAS) to monitor study progress throughout the pre-award process. CTAS is web-based application developed to assist the Navigators with improving the pre-award approval process for new, industry sponsored clinical trials (per the NIH definition).
  • Maintain the Investigator Dashboard allowing study teams to identify where studies are throughout the study approval process.
  • Manage the electronic Investigator's Guide to Clinical Research orienting students, faculty, and staff to conducting research at Emory.
  • Identify any preventable delays, data driven gaps, or trends noted in the pre-award approval process as they become evident.
  • Facilitate the generation of monthly, quarterly, and annual metrics through the CRSS Scorecard to measure the impact of services and programs.


Sherry D. Coleman DNP, RN, CHRC
Associate Director, Clinical Research Support Services
Emory University, Office for Clinical Research

Latoya Carter, MSHS, CCRP
Clinical Research Navigator
Emory University, Office for Clinical Research

Martin Edeline
Director, Clinical Studies and Operations
Morehouse School of Medicine, Clinical Research Center

Kimberly C. Fowler
Director, Human Subjects Office
University of Georgia


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