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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

After seven days of the new browning process, human white fat tissue looks like brown fat. (Brian M. Gillette/Columbia University Photo)
NCATS-Supported Research Shows Potential for Altering Body Fat

Researchers, supported in part by the CTSA Program, have discovered a new way to take white fat from a mouse, turn it into brown fat and return it to the mouse. These findings could have implications for treating obesity.

Students sit around a table doing classwork. Noah attends the session using a robot.
CTSA Program Researchers Study How Robots Can Help Sick Children Attend School

Researchers supported by NCATS’ CTSA Program are studying and evaluating the use of robots in the classroom to help chronically ill children attend school.

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CTSA Program Facts

Download the CTSA Program fact sheet (PDF - 766KB)

Learn more about the CTSA Program

Learn about funded activities under the CTSA Program (PDF - 99KB)

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.