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).
CCaTS is a central hub for institutional advancement of research and education at Mayo Clinic. The center provides tools and expert consultation to support every aspect medical research, including basic discovery science, clinical and community-engaged research, and late stage application and commercialization. In addition, CCaTS supports a national network of medical research institutions collaborating to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted nationwide.
Mayo Clinic CCaTS is led by Sundeep Khosla, M.D., director of CCaTS, and David O. Warner, M.D., associate director of CCaTS.
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CCaTS Director Receives Frontiers in Science Award
Dr. Khosla has received the 2018 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Frontiers in Science Award. This award recognizes his contributions to the field of endocrinology. Dr. Khosla is the director of Mayo Clinic CCaTS and is the chair of research for Mayo's Division of Endocrinology.
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.