Last updated: 09-16-2020

I Am Translational Science


NCATS’ I Am Translational Science video series shares the stories of people working in translational science. Translational science emphasizes collaboration, innovation, systems approaches and knowledge integration across disciplines to understand and address the many scientific and operational bottlenecks that exist along the road from laboratory discovery to public health intervention.

The stories shared here by researchers and others are about what they do, what inspires their work and why they find translational science exciting. The initial stories feature those involved in COVID-19 efforts. Learn more about NCATS’ translational approach to addressing the pandemic.

Follow the #IamTranslationalScience hashtag on Twitter or check back each month for new stories about innovative research that is advancing translational science.

Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, M.S., NCATS

NCATS’ Carleen Klumpp-Thomas has always been fascinated by viruses. Now that interest is helping to drive her work collaborating with others at NIH on a study to determine the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, especially among people who might not have known they were infected.

Posted August 13, 2020

Chang Hee Kim, Ph.D., GoDiagnostics (GoDx)

Chang Hee Kim, CEO of GoDx, talks about what it’s like to conduct research during a pandemic and how a translational science approach is essential to fighting COVID-19. With funding from NCATS’ Small Business Innovation Research program, GoDx is adapting its technology platform into a quick, simple and inexpensive approach that could detect the novel coronavirus from nasopharyngeal or saliva samples in less than 30 minutes.

Posted July 29, 2020

Kirill Gorshkov, Ph.D., NCATS

Kirill Gorshkov is part of the team at NCATS conducting research to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gorshkov talks about his role on multiple projects and how earlier translational science efforts laid the groundwork for NCATS to quickly mobilize for COVID-19 research.

Posted August 6, 2020

Versions of these videos with audio descriptions are in development and will be posted as soon as they are available.