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NCATS Celebrates Five Years of Advancing Translational Sciences

In December 2016, NCATS celebrates its fifth anniversary. The Center was officially established on Dec. 23, 2011, to transform the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. NCATS’ Strategic Plan and its Guiding Principles ground all Center programs and initiatives, providing context to all its efforts to improve health through smarter science.

NCATS’ work spans the entire translational science spectrum; following are just a few examples of Center achievements over the past five years, arranged by research stage:

Pre-Clinical Innovation

Improving the Drug Development Process

Repurposing Drugs

Testing and Predictive Models

Clinical Innovation

Streamlining and Enhancing the Nation’s Capacity for Clinical Research

Accelerating Rare Diseases Research

Patient and Community Engagement

Tools for Accelerating Research

Small Business Innovation and Technology Transfer

Training and Workforce Development

Last updated: 12-21-2016
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