Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA)

Accelerating Discoveries Toward Better Health

With support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program was launched in 2006 and has expanded to more than 60 academic medical institutions across the country. Part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Division of Clinical Innovation, the programs mission is to advance the pace of scientific discovery, disseminate and implement research results to improve human health, and educate the next generation of translational researchers. By working together as a consortium, we can help shape the future of healthcare.

Institute of Medicine Report (6/25/2013)

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was asked by the National Institutes of Health to review the mission and goals of the CTSA program.  Quoting from the report, "The IOM committee finds that the CTSA program is contributing significantly to advancing clinical and translational research, and recommends a number of revisions that could make the program more efficient and effective and could ensure future successes."

IOM Report: Executive Summary

Full IOM Report