The largest research-related center at Mayo Clinic, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) is the central hub for clinical and translational research and education at Mayo Clinic, enabling 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). Mayo Clinic's CCaTS funding was renewed in 2011 and 2017. The five-year grant facilitates innovative multidisciplinary research to:

  • Directly improve patient care
  • Train and maintain an outstanding multidisciplinary workforce
  • Eliminate barriers to translation
  • Engage diverse stakeholders as active participants in the translation and delivery of health care
  • Improve the health of communities by accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into improved patient care

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.