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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

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Known Therapies Show Potential to Treat Rare Pregnancy-Linked Heart Failure

Analyzing genetic information drawn from patients and multiple databases, CTSA Program researchers discovered similarities between nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).

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N3C Data Reveal COVID-19 Mortality Risk for People with COPD

Using the N3C Data Enclave, Northwestern University researchers discover a dangerous link between COVID-19 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

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CTSA Program Facts

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Transforming Clinical & Translational Research

Turning scientific discoveries into clinical advances often is an inefficient process due to insufficient resources and too few specially trained researchers. NCATS’ CTSA Program supports an innovative national network of medical research institutions — called “hubs” — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program hubs collaborate locally, regionally and nationally, fostering innovation in training and research methodologies. NCATS continues to build on the strong foundation of the CTSA Program to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems to make the clinical and translational research enterprise more efficient. Learn more about the CTSA Program.