Tag Archives: NCATS

NCATS Shuffles Organizational Structure, Adds to Mission

In a web-based meeting of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Advisory Council on June 13, Director Chris Austin, MD, proposed two changes to the organizational structure. First, “Strategic Alliances” would be removed from the Office of Policy, Communications, and Strategic Alliances to become a stand-alone office. Dr. Austin explained that this move… Read More »

FASEB comments on NCATS strategic plan

In response to a solicitation from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) to help set priorities and inform the development of its first five-year strategic plan, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) sent a letter to NCATS Director Christopher Austin, MD, detailing suggestions for the Center’s future directions. Established in… Read More »

NCATS Advisory Council Discusses Strategic Plans, Advances in Tissue Chips, and New Awards

The Advisory Committee of the National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences (NCATS), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers (IC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), held its third and final meeting of 2015 on September 3. NCATS was established in 2012 with the goal of transforming translational research practices in an effort to… Read More »

New Use of Known Drug and Novel Funding Proposal Discussed at NCATS Advisory Council Meeting

The newest of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), was different from the start. Established in 2012, its mission is to “accelerate the translational research process” and deliver “more treatments to more patients more quickly.” To do so, NCATS focuses not on specific diseases… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Appropriators Approve Bills Funding Agriculture and Veterans Research Programs; More Work on FY 2015 Spending Expected After the Memorial Day Recess; House Science Committee Passes FIRST Act A brief recess did not stop the House Appropriations Committee from making progress on its goal of completing work on all twelve of the fiscal… Read More »

News from NIH

By Yvette Seger May is always a busy month for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with the majority of the Advisory Councils for the 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) meeting to finalize funding decisions and discuss initiatives that could more broadly affect scientists and institutions supported by NIH. The following are highlights from a… Read More »