The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) is an initiative led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The program strives to expedite the transformation of scientific breakthroughs into advancements in human health. It supports a network of academic medical centers and institutions, known as CTSA hubs, which collaborate to enhance the effectiveness of the translational research process.
Key goals of the CTSA program include promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, providing research infrastructure and resources, training the next generation of translational researchers, and engaging with communities to address health disparities. The program plays a pivotal role in advancing translational science and fostering innovation in clinical and translational research.