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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

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Research Reveals Nationwide Spread of Potentially Life-Threatening Fungal Infections

CTSA Program–supported research found that three fungal infections spread outside their usual regions and now appear in at least half of the United States. These findings could speed recognition and treatment outside typical areas of infection.

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Innovative Clinical Trial Design Could Shape Future Practice of Infant Heart Surgeries

A clinical trial of 1,200 infants undergoing congenital heart disease surgery found that an anti-inflammatory steroid generally did not perform better than placebo at reducing risk of death and other severe outcomes.

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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 that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program institutions 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.