By: Emma R. Hall-Petersen, RN, RN Associate Professor of Nursing & Health Promotion, University of Alabama at Birmingham (ABB)UAB Department of Nursing and Health PromotionThe National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is dedicated to advancing science and technology to improve people’s lives.
The Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life by supporting research, training, education and research-led research programs and research partnerships to advance knowledge about the biological, cellular, molecular, and molecular-based processes of health and disease.NCATS, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is a federal agency and not a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
NCATS’ mission is the advancement of knowledge and the delivery of biomedical research to benefit the public health.NCAT is supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The NIAID/NSF grant programs support research on vaccine development, drug development, clinical trials, medical device development, and other scientific and technical activities.
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