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We conduct research and support activities that address long-standing challenges in translational research so that new treatments and other health solutions reach people faster.

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Read our latest research news or follow coverage of our translational science activities through national and local media.

Families, Researchers Share Insights at Rare Disease Day

April 12, 2024 - Grantee/Partner News

  • Our Impact on Rare Diseases

Why Some Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Pain Without Inflammation

April 10, 2024 - Grantee/Partner News

  • Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Five Stowers Researchers Receive Prestigious Grants

April 10, 2024 - Grantee/Partner News

  • Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Advancing Translational Science

Our Impact

Learn how our work speeds research and improves health. Key areas include big data, clinical trials and rare diseases.

Research Activities

Explore our research labs, projects and collaborations that are advancing translational science. Our largest program is the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.

Training & Education

Enhance your knowledge of translational science through programs, activities and resources offered by NCATS and our partner institutions.


Resources for You

Whether you're a researcher, an aspiring translational scientist or an interested member of the community, find information and materials important to you.


Director's Corner

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.

Director's Message

Communicating About Rare Diseases

February 28, 2024

NCATS Director Joni Rutter penned a guest post for NIH’s Science, Health, and Public Trust blog on why communicating about rare diseases research is important and what to consider when sharing information.  

About the NCATS Director

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., is the director of NCATS at NIH. Rutter oversees the planning and execution of NCATS complex, multifaceted programs.

NCATS Bold Goals Series

In a series of Director's Messages, NCATS Director Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., shares her vision and audacious goals for the center over the next decade.

Previous Director's Messages

Search all Director's Messages by topic and year.

Last updated on March 1, 2024