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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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Pregnancy Discrimination May Modify Infants’ Brain Circuits

December 7, 2023 - Media Coverage

NAFLD Familial Risk Score Outperforms FIB-4 Index for Identifying Advanced Fibrosis

December 7, 2023 - Media Coverage

Discrimination During Pregnancy May Alter Circuits in Infants’ Brains

December 6, 2023 - Grantee/Partner News

Advancing Translational Science

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Director's Corner

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Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.

Director's Message

How NCATS Built Better Models for Predicting a Medicine’s Safety and Efficacy

November 15, 2023

In her latest message, NCATS Director Joni Rutter describes the translational science principles NCATS used to build more accurate models for drug discovery and development.

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

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