The largest research-related center at Mayo Clinic, the Center for
Translational Science Activities (CTSA) 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 CTSA was renewed in 2011 for five years, receiving $64.6 million, and NIH announced five new centers bringing to 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 the CTSA, including:
Other educational programs, resources for researchers and a growing community engagement program round out the CTSA.