Blue Sky Groups

What is a Blue Sky Group?

Blue Sky Groups are convened to discuss common research areas and identify potential areas of collaboration.  These groups meet once to discuss a broad topic, and then future meetings are organized based on interests and potential outcomes. Due to the format of these sessions, space is limited to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure effective interaction.

Why Participate:

  1. Use this unstructured meeting to meet new potential collaborators across the Georgia CTSA
  2. Cultivate ideas and make productive connections with investigators with similar interests.
  3. Utilize sessions as a catalyst for future collaborations and research opportunities.

Upcoming Session Topics:

Previous Session Topics:

  • COVID 19 and Health Equity
  • Adolescent Health
  • Brain Health and COVID-19
  • Access to Care
  • Drones and Rural Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Aging
  • Rural Health
  • Software Solutions to Clinical Problems
  • Using Mobile Technology to Reach Urban and Rural Communities
Testimoninals from Previous Blue Sky Group Events

"Lots of great ideas and opportunities and at the end an action plan!"

"Great way to learn in a multi/interdisciplinary space."

"Great way to meet others in the area. Events like this create collaboration in a field that requires multidisciplinary partnerships."

"Great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues outside of your department."

To learn more about an upcoming session, be added to a listserv of a previous session, propose a future topic or have a general question about Blue Sky Groups, please contact Lauren James at