Media Advisory

Monday, June 24, 2013

NCATS Press Briefing: Institute of Medicine Report on the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program


The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is holding a press telebriefing about the Institute of Medicine report on its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.


Christopher P. Austin, M.D., NCATS Director


Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. EDT


888-847-9709, passcode IOM

Please call in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the telebriefing. Callers will be asked for name and affiliation.

Program Information

For background information about the CTSA program, please visit

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is a distinctly different entity in the research ecosystem. Rather than targeting a particular disease and fundamental science, NCATS focuses on what is common across diseases and the translational process. The Center emphasizes innovation and deliverables, relying on the power of data and new technologies to develop, demonstrate and disseminate improvements in translational science that bring about tangible improvements in human health. For more information, visit

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