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Partnering with Barbershops to Cut High Blood Pressure

CTSA Program researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles, are pairing pharmacists with barbershops to lower customers’ blood pressure.


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NCATS-Supported Study Highlights Opioid Prescribing Trend

CTSA Program-supported scientists found that patients who took a type of anti-anxiety medicine were more likely to receive new opioid prescriptions despite a higher risk.


The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.

CTSA Program Support May Lead to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

A research team, including scientists supported by the CTSA Program, identified markers in the blood that could be used to detect precancerous polyps in patients.


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The CTSA Program is designed to develop innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency, quality and impact of the process for turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. Learn more.

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Transforming Clinical and 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.