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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences | Catalyzing Innovation
Volume 06 • Issue 1 • January 26, 2017

Director's Message

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Readers of this column will know that one of my favorite sayings about translation is that it is a “team sport.” But as any coach knows, teamwork is just that: work. It requires intentionality, goodwill, mutual dependence and knowledge that the team can produce…


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NCATS Advances Potential Rare Lung Disease Therapy 

NCATS helped shepherd a potential new drug for autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, a deadly lung disease, through many steps of the translational science process. Center support provided a bridge in moving the promising therapeutic from pre-clinical to clinical research. Read more >

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An image of a small molecule probe that targets the perinucleolar compartment in the nucleus of cells prevalent in metastatic tumors. NCATS Chemical Genomics Center Photo

NCATS Sunsets Small Molecule Repository

NCATS has expanded its compound libraries, and many small molecules from its Small Molecule Repository (SMR) are now commercially available. As of Jan. 1, 2017, NCATS sunsetted the SMR and is no longer supplying compounds and NIH Clinical Collection sets. Orders received prior to Dec. 31, 2016, will be fulfilled by Jan. 31, 2017. Read More >

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Participants at the 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH event

Register Now for Rare Disease Day at NIH

Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place Feb. 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the NIH Clinical Center. Event goals include raising awareness about rare diseases and the affected patients, and highlighting NIH research collaborations that are making a difference. Read more >

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NCATS Holds January Council and CAN Review Board Meeting

On Jan. 12, 2017, NCATS held a joint meeting of the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting featured presentations about NCATS programs and initiatives, including a report from NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D. View the archived meeting videocast >  

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Meet More NCATS Staff

Ami D. Gadhia, J.D., LL.M., C.L.P., is a technology transfer and patenting specialist in NCATS’ Office of Strategic Alliances. Geoffrey C. Spencer is a public affairs specialist in the Communications Branch of NCATS’ Office of Policy, Communications and Education. Learn more about these and other staff members via NCATS Staff Profiles >

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