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
- Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process
- Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan
- Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials
- Goal 5: Advance the Use of Cutting-Edge Informatics
Staff who work on clinical studies can improve their skills with high-quality training through the DIAMOND portal. The goal of the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Novel Training in Domain-Based Competencies project is to create well-run clinical trials through well-trained staff.
CTSA Program researchers from the University at Buffalo created “Sofia Learns About Research,” a coloring and activity book that introduces children and their guardians to translational science and teaches them about the importance of clinical trials.
- CTSA Program Researchers Study How Robots Can Help Chronically Sick Children Attend School
- CTSA Program Supports Early Development and De-Risking of Innovative Heart Valve Technology
- CTSA Program Researcher Studies Barriers to HIV Prevention
Research, supported in part by the CTSA Program, suggests that opioids can increase a person’s risk for pneumonia that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization.
- CTSA Program Researchers Partner with Barbershops to Cut High Blood Pressure
- CTSA Program Hubs Collaborate to Assess Community Engagement
- NCATS-Supported Researchers Demonstrate Value in Community-Based Research Consultation Service
Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research across the Human Lifespan
One out of every five Americans lives in a rural area, and many have difficulties accessing health care. To improve rural health outcomes, our CTSA Program is working to address health disparities unique to these areas and promote health equity.
- The Road to Improving Rural Health Outcomes
- NCATS-Supported Researchers Find Exercise May Help Protect DNA
- CTSA Program Researchers Advance Heart Condition Study Through Precision Medicine and Digital Health
Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials
CTSA Program-supported researchers tested the hypothesis that ketones could serve as a source of energy for the brain in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study found improved brain function in those with mild AD after a three-month ketogenic diet.
- CTSA Program Supports Research on Rapid Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases in Seriously Ill Children
- CTSA Program Researchers Aim to Improve Health Care from All Sides
- CTSA Program Support Enables Development of Life-Saving Blood Loss Monitor
- CTSA Program Supports Emerging Research on Health Effects of Plastics
- A Model for Accelerating Translational Research in Real Time
Researchers at the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, a CTSA Program hub at the University of California, San Diego, overcame technological hurdles and found a way to make stretchable electronics in 3-D. This advance could open up new diagnosis and treatment possibilities, such as measuring heart signals, tracking eye movements or controlling a robotic limb.
- New CTSA Program Informatics Center to Create a Nationwide Data Ecosystem
- Improving Patient-Reported Outcome Data for Research through Seamless Integration of the PROMIS Toolkit and Computer-Adaptive Testing Modules into EHR Workflow
- NCATS Supports Novel Methods to Improve Institutional Review Board Efficiencies