National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
AbbreviationNCATS
Formation2011
TypeU.S. government agency
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland, US
Director
Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Parent organization
National Institutes of Health
AffiliationsUnited States Public Health Service
Websitehttp://www.ncats.nih.gov
NCATS director Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
NCATS director Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) was established in 2012[1] 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.[2]

History

NCATS was created in December 2011 by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.[3]

The center was created from a number of existing NIH programs:[4]

Divisions

NCATS is organized into a number of divisions:

Oversees the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network and Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)[7]
Works with businesses in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to speed the development of new drugs[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wadman, Meredith (12 January 2012). "US translational-science centre gets under way". Nature. 481 (7380): 128. doi:10.1038/481128a. PMID 22237088.
  2. ^ "Budget". National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Wadman, Meredith (12 January 2012). "US translational-science centre gets under way". Nature. 481 (7380): 128. doi:10.1038/481128a. PMID 22237088.
  5. ^ "NIH's Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) - Rare Disease Legislative Advocates". 12 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences". National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
  7. ^ a b "Divisions & Offices". National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. 12 March 2015.