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Director's Corner

Get to know the NCATS director, including her goals and priorities for the center.

Director's Message

NCATS Director Joni Rutter describes the approaches NCATS uses to build data solutions for addressing unmet medical needs.


About Our Director

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., sets the vision, direction, planning, and execution of the center’s complex, multifaceted programs.

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Previous Director's Messages

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February 7, 2024: Unlocking the Power of Data for Faster Health Solutions 

Joni Rutter describes the translational science principles that enable impactful data innovations.

November 15, 2023: Better Predicting a Medicine’s Safety and Efficacy 

Joni Rutter describes the approaches NCATS used to build more accurate models for drug discovery and development.

Our Impact

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