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 (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR000135, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

The CTSA program addresses the development and implementation of national standards and best practices for translation, from basic discovery to clinical and community-engaged research. The program supports a national network of medical research institutions collaborating to transform how clinical and translational science is conducted nationwide.

Mayo Clinic CCaTS is led by Sundeep Khosla, M.D., director of CCaTS and principal investigator of the NIH CTSA grant effective June 1, 2013. Dr. Khosla holds a significant Mayo Clinic leadership role as Dean for Clinical and Translational Science. He has extensive research experience in translational research as well as national and institutional administrative experience.

Dr. Khosla is a member of the NCATS CTSA Steering Committee. The Steering Committee plays a central role in the structure of the CTSA program. It assists in coordinating activities conducted by the CTSA consortium — representing 62 hubs — and provides guidance to NCATS leadership. The committee identifies and recommends best practices and policies that will advance clinical and translational research as a discipline and facilitates collaborations among CTSA and non-CTSA institutions, and with partners in clinical and translational research (industry, laboratories, hospitals).

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.


CCaTS appoints Christi A. Patten, Ph.D., as director of Community Engagement

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science's (CCaTS) Community Engagement in Research Program is pleased to announce Dr. Patten as the new director for Community Engagement in Research.

Meet the CCaTS-CBD Pilot Awardees

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) and the Center for Biomedical Discovery (CBD) are pleased to announce the 2015 CCaTS-CBD Pilot Awards for Team Science.

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., named director of the Mayo Clinic Office of the Responsible Conduct of Research

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., is the new director of the Mayo Clinic Office of the Responsible Conduct of Research. Dr. Sharp is a senior associate consultant II in the Division of Health Care Policy & Research, with a joint appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Clinical Research Unit transitions to Clinical Research and Trials Unit

The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) is announcing the transition of the Clinical Research Unit to the Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU), along with a new charge-out model for users.