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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences | Catalyzing Innovation
Volume 05 • Issue 04 • April 28, 2016

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Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D.

Translating Laboratory Discoveries into Better Hearing

NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program support enabled University of Miami researcher Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., to develop a device to improve cochlear implants. These electronic devices are surgically implanted in the inner ear to replace lost function. Read more >

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Dr. Austin testifies at Senate Appropriations Hearing

Austin Testifies at Senate Appropriations Hearing

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., joined the NIH Director and four other NIH Institute directors to testify on the FY 2017 NIH budget request during a Senate subcommittee hearing on April 7, 2016. Austin discussed creating a national clinical research network via the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program to streamline clinical trials. Watch the archived hearing >

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Medicines and pills in bottles and packages

NCATS and FDA Create Database of Medicinal Ingredients

NCATS and Food and Drug Administration researchers have built and are expanding a database system that catalogs the ingredients in medicinal products. The Global Ingredient Archival System aims to make it easier to exchange information about substances in medicines, supporting scientific research on the use and safety of these products. Read more >

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Dr. Austin participates in REACT Congress

NCATS Joins International Rare Diseases Meeting

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., spoke about the importance of global collaboration in rare diseases research at the RE(ACT) Congress, March 9–12, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. NCATS’ Danilo Tagle, Ph.D., and Stephen C. Groft, Pharm.D., also participated. Read more >

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Portraits of Drs. Singeç and Coussens

Meet More of NCATS' Staff

Ilyas Singeç, M.D., Ph.D., is leading stem cell research in the NCATS Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation. Nathan P. Coussens, Ph.D., is a research scientist in the Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation. Learn more about these and other NCATS staff members via NCATS Staff Profiles >

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