Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

As we continue to work alongside our research community through this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, NUCATS will continue to provide resources and funding opportunities as they become available.

The NUCATS mission is to provide scientists with consultative resources and expertise in order to accelerate how quickly transformative scientific discoveries make their way to patients and the community. It is our goal to continually increase the quality, safety, efficiency and speed of innovative clinical and translational research.

NUCATS is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium, part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The institute is also a founding member of the Regional Chicago CTSA Consortium, as well as an inaugural member of the Strategic Pharma Academic Research Consortium for Translational Medicine.

Meet Our Director

Whether you are an investigator, research staff, trainee, student or partner, NUCATS is here to connect you to a continuum of resources to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of your clinical and translational research.”

Richard D’Aquila, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, Director of NUCATS, and the Howard Taylor Ricketts, MD, Professor of Medicine

Centers and Programs

Citation Requirements

Our Clinical and Translational Science Award grant from the National Institutes of Health provides essential infrastructure, resources and services to scientists at Northwestern University. Follow our citation guidelines to be sure your publications meet all the grant's needs.


Contact Us

We're here to help: NUCATS has a broad array of resources and services to assist you. We welcome all inquiries and are equipped to help you in your search for information and resources. All inquiries submitted through this form will be responded to by our NUCATS Navigator team. Clinical trial participants should visit our Participate in Clinical Research page for further contact information.

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