CCaTS: Accelerating Discoveries Toward Better Health
Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) is funded by the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Awards program, grant number UL1TR000135. The CCaTS program is led by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
Launched in 2006, the program has expanded to approximately 60 academic medical institutions across the country. The Mayo Clinic CCaTS is part of the national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. Consortium members share a common vision to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients and engage communities in clinical research efforts. It is also fulfilling the critical need to train a new generation of clinical researchers.
Mayo Clinic's CCaTS seeks to speed the translation of research results into therapies, tools and patient care practices that improve community health. CCaTS makes connections, finds best practices, bridges gaps, engages the community and builds on more than a century of Mayo Clinic medical research and education expertise.
The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the Mayo Clinic CCaTS and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.
Muscle loss and aging: Mayo Clinic expert discusses strategies and therapies to restore muscle health
The progressive loss of skeletal muscle during aging, known as sarcopenia, underlies limitations in physical function and mobility, which in turn lead to falls, loss of independence, institutionalization and even death.
Mayo Clinic: Add bone deterioration to diabetes complications
The list of complications from type 2 diabetes is long: vascular and heart disease, eye problems, nerve damage, kidney disease, hearing problems, and Alzheimer's disease. Based on a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, you can add skeletal problems to that list.
Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D., named CCaTS Educator of the Year
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Education Resources is pleased to announce Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D., as the 2013 Educator of the Year.
Mayo Clinic receives $8.8 million federal grant for metabolomics center
Mayo Clinic is one of six new federally funded Comprehensive Metabolomics Centers to support medical research on metabolomics — the study, at the cellular level, of how molecules are metabolized in the body.
How fast can you do research? Mayo responds to the NIH challenge
Mayo Clinic is among the handful of centers launching one-year fast-track studies of existing drugs to determine their value for other conditions. In Mayo's case, Jordan D. Miller, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher in the Departments of Surgery and Physiology, and two colleagues were awarded the grant to study a drug from pre-clinical tests through the first clinical trial, all in one year.
Richard R. Sharp, Ph.D., joins Mayo Clinic as director of newly formed Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program
As director, Dr. Sharp will also lead the ethics activities within Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS).