New National Institute of Health’s Translational Sciences Center is Announced
Jan 11, 2012
The new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will, with a budget of $575 million in its inaugural year, enhance the process of making translational scientific discoveries into new drugs, diagnostics, and devices. By signing the FY 2012 spending bill, President Obama approved funding for the new Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thomas Insel, head of the National Institute of Mental Health, will serve as acting director of the new center, and Kathy Hudson, NIH's deputy director for science, outreach and policy, will serve as acting deputy director.