National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
|Type||U.S. government agency|
|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.
NCATS was created in December 2011 by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012. The center was created from a number of existing NIH programs including the Clinical and Translational Science Award program.
- Office of the Director:
- Christopher P. Austin, M.D. (Director)
- Pamela M. McInnes, D.D.S. (Deputy Director)
- Executive Office
- Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
- Office of Rare Diseases Research
- Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances
- Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation
- Division of Clinical Innovation