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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

Dr. Nagele and Dr. ArbeleazCTSA Program Fosters Next Generation of Translational Scholars

NCATS’ CTSA Program fosters the next generation of translational science scholars by providing trainees with needed skills, knowledge and core competencies.


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

Diane Mastnardo and Jeanmarie Mullner Rose presenting a research poster.NCATS-Supported Researchers Demonstrate Value in Community-Based Research Consultation Service

CTSA Program-supported researchers developed a community-based research evaluation model to determine the effectiveness of consultation services that help translate clinical practice observations into new treatment approaches.

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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

Dr. ProctorCTSA Program Supports Research on Translating Evidence into Practice

CTSA Program-supported researchers explore the dissemination and clinical implementation of therapies, interventions and policies to ultimately improve human health.

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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: 01-04-2018
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