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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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.

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



Organizational structureEdit

  • Office of the Director:
    • Christopher P. Austin, M.D. (Director)
    • Pamela M. McInnes, D.D.S. (Deputy Director)
      • Executive Office
      • Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
      • Office of Rare Diseases Research
      • Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances
      • Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation
      • Division of Clinical Innovation

See alsoEdit