NIH Expands National Consortium for Transforming Clinical and Translational Research, Releases First Progress Report
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) will be made to seven more institutions, bringing the consortium to 46 member institutions, the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced July 14. This national network of medical research institutions is working to accelerate the process that develops laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research and to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.
NCRR also released the first CTSA progress report, which highlights the innovations, collaborations and partnerships that emerged from the CTSA consortium from 2006 through 2008. Included are summaries of how CTSAs are enabling researchers to work in unprecedented ways to advance medical research across many disease areas and conditions, including cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. View at: www.ncrr.nih.gov/ctsa/progress_report_2009.