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Rare Disease Research Teams Strive for Improved Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches

NIH has awarded approximately $38 million in grants to 20 teams and a data management center to study rare diseases. Research groups will collaborate to learn more about the causes and progression of rare diseases and develop new treatment approaches.

NIH Awards $89 Million to Support Genome Editing Research

NIH has awarded $89 million for 24 research projects that aim to develop high-quality tools for performing safe and effective genome editing in humans. Advances in the field could lead to new treatments for both common and rare genetic diseases.

NCATS Announces Funding Opportunity for up to 15 Translator Projects

NCATS is offering a funding opportunity for institutions and individuals to participate in the next phase of its Biomedical Data Translator program. The aim is to accelerate biomedical translation by developing a “data translator” research resource.

Following a Translational Science Path

NCATS supports several training and career development programs that not only inspire students to become scientists but also help grow the translational science workforce. Read about one student’s journey to becoming a translational scientist.

NCATS BioPlanet: A Resource for Discovery

Researchers can better study the effect of compounds on cells with an NCATS resource that incorporates all known pathways in human cells into one database. BioPlanet lets users browse, retrieve and analyze the pathways and explore pathway connections.

Collaborate with NCATS Scientists on the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM

NCATS welcomes HEAL-related proposals to advance promising compounds and human cell-based models through preclinical development in collaboration with NCATS’ intramural scientists.

Research Speeds Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases in Seriously Ill Children

NCATS-supported researchers have developed an automated machine-learning approach to diagnose genetic diseases in seriously ill children. This new approach could allow faster diagnosis, initiation of treatment, and, ultimately, better outcomes.

Health Care Delivery Studies Aim To Improve Care Approaches

A research framework that enables recruiting of hospitalized patients for a wide range of studies helps identify optimal care approaches during and after hospital stays. Undergraduate students learn about clinical research and are integral to recruitment.

CTSA Program Support Enables Development of Life-Saving Blood Loss Monitor

NCATS-supported researchers used machine-learning to develop an innovative device that detects dangerous internal bleeding and monitors a patient’s response to blood loss. The monitor helps medical staff quickly identify appropriate treatment.

Director's Corner

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

September's Director's Message

Christopher P. Austin, M.D., asks stakeholders for input to strengthen the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. The deadline to respond to the Request for Information is October 25.

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

In the Spotlight

Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

Table of Funded Activities 2014 - 2019 (PDF - 196KB)

Taking Stock and Action in the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Austin, Dr. Koob and Dr. Kalivas speaking at the symposiumIn February, NCATS co-hosted a two-day symposium for pain and addiction researchers as part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative. Learn more about taking stock and action in the opioid crisis.