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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.

Tissue Chips in Space

NCATS-supported researchers sent miniaturized tissue chip systems to the International Space Station on May 4. Four projects using the systems will support the study of aging-related conditions and potential treatments for them.

Collaborate with NCATS Scientists on the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM

NCATS welcomes HEAL-related proposals to advance promising compounds and human cell-based models through preclinical development in collaboration with NCATS’ intramural scientists.

NCATS Innovation Continues Through Latest HHS Ignite Team Selections

Three NCATS teams will begin projects emphasizing happiness as an essential component of health, a system to coordinate clinical and translational science best practices, and optimization of NCATS’ Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center.

New Method Could Help Find Potential Treatments for Rare Diseases

Scientists in NCATS’ Assay Development and Screening Technology program are developing new methods for screening small molecules that could help researchers test possible drugs and develop new treatments for many diseases.

I‐Corps at NIH: Entrepreneurial Training Program Creating Successful Small Businesses

This commentary highlights the 36‐month longitudinal study following the pilot cohort of the Innovation‐Corps at the National Institutes of Health program.

DIAMOND Portal Offers Research Training for All

Staff who work on clinical studies can improve their skills with high-quality training materials on the DIAMOND portal. The goal of the CTSA Program-supported DIAMOND project is to create well-run clinical trials through well-trained staff.

Working Together at Rare Disease Day at NIH

Rare Disease Day at NIH, held this year on Feb. 28, exemplifies NCATS’ approach to rare diseases research: involving patients as partners throughout the translational research process to ensure that research and interventions address patients’ needs.

Taking Stock and Action in the Opioid Crisis

In February, NCATS co-hosted a two-day symposium for pain and addiction researchers as part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative.

Director's Corner

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

June Director's Message

I struggled in college and medical school because the path I wanted to follow didn't exist. Neuroscience, data science, bioinformatics and many other fields we have today had yet to be born. It's often true that the fields you train in may not be the ones in which you ultimately work.

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

In the Spotlight

Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

Table of Funded Activities 2014 - 2018 (PDF - 121KB)

Apply Now for the ASPIRE Design Challenges

ASPIRE Design challenges badgesThe NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges are designed to advance innovative and catalytic approaches towards solving the opioid crisis by developing “A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration” (ASPIRE) to aid in the discovery and development of novel and effective treatments, while at the same time making the process faster and more cost-effective.  The NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges are part of the of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis. Learn more about the ASPIRE Design Challenges