National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Abbreviation NCATS
Formation 2011
Type U.S. government agency
Legal status Active
Headquarters Bethesda, Maryland
Region served
 United States
Official language
Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Parent organization
National Institutes of Health
Affiliations United States Public Health Service

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) was established in 2012[1] and is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The NCATS is one of 27 institutes and centers of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of NCATS is to transform the translation of scientific discoveries so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster.


NCATS was created in December 2011 by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.[2]

The center was created from a number of existing NIH programs :[3]

Organizational structure

See also

Translational Research


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