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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Dr. David Meltzer with Comprehensive Care Practice team members
Health Care Delivery Studies Aim To Improve Care Approaches

A research framework that enables recruiting of hospitalized patients for a wide range of studies helps identify optimal care approaches during and after hospital stays. Undergraduate students learn about clinical research and are integral to recruitment.

Hand-held blood loss monitor with a small cord and a clip attached to a person’s finger.
CTSA Program Support Enables Development of Life-Saving Blood Loss Monitor

NCATS-supported researchers used machine-learning to develop an innovative device that detects dangerous internal bleeding and monitors a patient’s response to blood loss. The monitor helps medical staff quickly identify appropriate treatment.

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CTSA Program Facts

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

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.