UW Medicine is fortunate to host the
Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), one of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sites that work to change how biomedical research and training is performed. This national consortium is funded by the
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Award Program supports a national network of medical research institutions - called CTSA
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. CTSA Program support enables research teams including scientists, patient advocacy organizations and community members to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems in clinical and translational research that no one team can overcome.
Within the UW Medicine and surrounding research community, ITHS fosters innovative health research through pilot funding, research facilities, expert consultations, tools and technologies, and career development programs.