|Type||U.S. government agency|
|Headquarters||Bethesda, Maryland, US|
|Christopher P. Austin, M.D.|
|National Institutes of Health|
|Affiliations||United States Public Health Service|
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) was established in 2012 and is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The NCATS is one of 27 institutes and centers of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of NCATS is to transform the translation of scientific discoveries so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. The budget provided to NCATS for fiscal year 2018 is $557,373,000.
NCATS was created in December 2011 by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.
The center was created from a number of existing NIH programs:
NCATS is organized into a number of divisions: