The largest research-related center at Mayo Clinic, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) supports the infrastructure that enables Mayo investigators to perform cutting-edge clinical research.
In 2006, Mayo Clinic became one of the first 12 institutions in the nation to receive a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This five-year, $72.5 million grant seeks to improve the health of our communities by accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into improved patient care.
In June 2011, Mayo's CCaTS was renewed for five years, receiving $64.6 million. NIH also announced five new centers, bringing the total to 60 centers across the country — completing initial selection for a program with a total annual budget of $500 million.
Many successful Mayo research programs are part of CCaTS, including:
Other educational programs, resources for researchers and a growing community engagement program round out CCaTS.