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 62 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.
New blog reaches out to the community
CCaTS is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Engagement in Research blog. The blog is intended to engage a variety of stakeholder communities (public, patients, physicians and other providers, payers, policymakers and regulatory agents, and peer scientists) in clinical and translational science.
Sundeep Khosla, M.D., testifies on modernizing the clinical trial system
Dr. Khosla, principal investigator and director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on July 9 as part of the committee's 21st Century Cures Initiative. Dr. Khosla focused his testimony on the need and opportunity to modernize clinical trials.
PCORI awards over $2 million for Mayo study on mild cognitive impairment
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a contract to Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P., for a study titled "Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Delay Dementia."
Register today for the Mayo Clinic-Karolinska Institutet 20th Annual Research Meeting
Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic-Karolinska Institutet 20th Annual Research Meeting, which will be held Sept. 11-12, 2014. Join more than 70 researchers, students, administrators and other professionals from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, as they visit Rochester, Minnesota, to exchange research and other best practices in education, research, innovation and administration.