Georgia Sickle Cell Disease Coalition
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory has partnered with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to establish the Georgia Sickle Cell Disease Coalition. The mission of the GSCDC, co-chaired by Gilda Barabino of Georgia Tech/Emory and Althea Grant of CDC, is to promote and enhance interdisciplinary, inter-institutional collaboration in sickle cell disease research and health initiatives among Georgia researchers, health professionals and the community. An organizing group with representatives from Georgia Tech, Emory, CDC, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, and Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute held it’s first meeting in January and has begun planning events for the year. The first order of business is to hold a follow on research symposium this summer on the Georgia Tech campus in order for coalition members to become more familiar with each others research, identify joint funding opportunities and spawn lasting collaborations.
This site is currently under construction but will soon serve as a means for connecting sickle cell researchers, physicians and community groups. Please check back often for updates and feel free to contact Gail Spatt at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.