The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was officially established in fiscal year 2012 to transform the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. NCATS, one of 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) at NIH, strives to develop innovations to reduce, remove or bypass costly and time-consuming bottlenecks in the translational research pipeline in an effort to speed the delivery of new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients.

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Petra Kaufmann Petra Kaufmann

Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., is Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). In this capacity, she oversees the Clinical And Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, which supports a national consortium of medical research institutions working to transform the way biomedical research is conducted.

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