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 numbers UL1TR002377, KL2TR0002379 and TL1TR002380 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. 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 past member of the NCATS CTSA Steering Committee and is an active member of the CTSA consortium, which consists of 62 hubs.
Dr. Khosla is joined by David O. Warner, M.D., associate director of CCaTS, co-principal investigator of the UL1TR002377 grant and principal investigator of the mentored career development grant (KL2TR002379), and by Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., principal investigator of the predoctoral training grant (TL1TR002380).
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.
Are we breathing wrong?
A Mayo Clinic researcher's observations about animals adapted to live at high altitudes, such as llamas and bar-headed geese, may soon lead to a better understanding of how to help patients with blood disorders. Says Michael J. Joyner, M.D., "Hopefully we'll make some discoveries about oxygen transport in humans that will be of general interest to the whole field and that may provide insights into patient care."
Reeling in the next big medical innovation
Inspired by the show "Shark Tank," last summer Mayo Clinic hosted the Walleye Tank — an event designed to educate, empower and support entrepreneurs at Mayo Clinic and from throughout the state of Minnesota. "Anglers" pitched their ideas and winners were selected. "Every researcher is an entrepreneur," says Xavier Frigola, Ph.D., coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator.
New research award funds projects designed to enhance patient care
Fourteen projects were recently selected to receive Advance the Practice Research Awards from the Mayo Clinic Office of Translation to Practice. The awards support Mayo Clinic research to address the unmet clinical needs of patients.