Accelerating Discoveries Toward Better Health
The NUCATS Institute is an integral link in Northwestern University’s clinical and translational research enterprise, accelerating translational innovation by providing research teams with consultative resources and expertise.
The Institute is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, an initiative led by the NIH. Within NUCATS there are specific areas of clinical and translational research expertise:
- The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute launched in 2007 and received a $30 million CTSA grant from NIH in 2008. It is positioned as the homebase for clinical and translational science at Northwestern University and its clinical affiliates.
- Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and Chair of Preventive Medicine, directs the Institute. Dr. Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics within Preventive Medicine and Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, serves as Deputy Director.
- NUCATS represents a significant collaborative effort involving faculty from six Northwestern schools, as well as four clinical affiliates.
- NUCATS is currently funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant 8UL1TR000150-05. The same research award was previously funded by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the NIH and recognized as research grant UL1RR025741.