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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

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CTSA Program Supports Development and De-Risking of Heart Valve Technology

NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program support enabled the early development of an innovative device that may help patients avoid complications of heart valve replacement.

Dr. Rupa Patel
CTSA Program Researcher Studies Barriers to HIV Prevention

With NCATS-supported mentoring and training, an early-stage investigator is studying barriers that keep young adults from obtaining HIV prevention medicines.

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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.