Today, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) released its first annual report, available on the NCATS website. NCATS administers the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, whose funding supports the work of UAMS’ Translational Research Institute (TRI).
The NCATS report highlights major milestones and achievements during 2012 and 2013. It also showcases how NCATS’ innovative programs, initiatives and collaborations are helping to advance translational sciences for the broader research community.
“Every NCATS project is designed to address what I call the 3Ds: develop new approaches, technologies, resources and models; demonstrate their usefulness; and proactively disseminate the data, analysis and methodologies so that other scientists can implement them,” said NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D. “Though NCATS is still relatively new, early successes showcase how our distinctive approaches can help solve some of the most challenging problems in translational sciences.”