CTSA Program

NCATS‘ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program supports a national network of medical research institutions — called hubs ― that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.  The hubs collaborate locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools and processes.  The CTSA Program is led by Michael G. Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D.  Learn More about the CTSA Program.

NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative SM

In April 2018, NIH launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Learn more about NCATS’ Role in the HEAL Initiative and how translational science plays a critical role in this crisis. Please visit the NIH Pain Consortium website for information on the NIH HEAL Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network and the NCATS CTSA Program Trial Innovation Network  for resources on how to partner with CTSA Program hubs.


As the CTSA Program continues to evolve with new projects and initiatives, there is a need for a unified website that ensures a cohesive presence for the Program’s activities. This portion of the website is maintained and updated by NCATS with current governance and policy documents as well as communication updates from webinars and newsletters. This website also provides links to CTSA Program funded collaborative projects and most importantly, it’s coordinating centers, the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) and CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H). Please visit the Initiatives subpage to learn more about the exciting activities of the Program!