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CTSA Program in Action

NCATS-supported scientists are engaged in cutting-edge translational research activities across the United States. Read the latest news about CTSA Program researchers that are collaborating locally, regionally and nationally, fostering innovation in training and methodologies to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

Learn more about the CTSA Program in Action:

Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce

H. Clay Conner in front of Eli Lilly research labNCATS and Eli Lilly Collaborate to Bridge Cultural, Research Divide

NCATS and Eli Lilly partnered on the NCATS-Eli Lilly scholars externship program, which pairs scholars, trainees and investigators from NCATS’ CTSA Program with an Eli Lilly project team for up to one year.

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Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process

CTSA Goal 2​CTSA Program Collaborations Spark Broad Public Engagement in Common Rule NPRM

CTSA Program representatives collaborated with patient advocacy groups to host four national meetings promoting public engagement in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. 


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Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research across the Human Lifespan

CTSA Program Investigators Collaborate to Enhance Newborn Screening

Efforts are now underway to add rare diseases to newborn screenings through Early Check, a research program in which voluntary screening for fragile X syndrome and other genetic conditions yet to be determined will be offered to up to 120,000 families each year in North Carolina. NCATS is supporting Early Check through a CTSA Program Collaborative Innovation Award (CCIA).

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Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials

NCATSTrial Innovation Trial Innovation Network Investigators Tackling Clinical Trial Inefficiencies

Through NCATS’ new Trial Innovation Network, CTSA Program-supported investigators are working collaboratively to tackle inefficiencies in clinical trials.


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Goal 5: Advance the Use of Cutting-Edge Informatics

Improving Patient-Reported Outcome Data for Research through Seamless Integration of the PROMIS Toolkit and Computer-Adaptive Testing Modules into EHR Workflow

A team of CTSA researchers are developing and evaluating a suite of software tools that will allow all CTSA Program sites to integrate PROMIS tools directly into their electronic health records.

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Last updated: 06-20-2017
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