Accelerating Discoveries Toward Better Health

The NUCATS Institute is an integral link in Northwestern University’s clinical and translational research enterprise, accelerating translational innovation by providing research teams with consultative resources and expertise.

The Institute is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, an initiative led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Key Facts

  • The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute launched in 2007 and received a $30 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008. In August 2015, the NIH renewed NUCATS CTSA grant for $27.2 million over four years. It is positioned as the homebase for clinical and translational science at Northwestern University and its clinical affiliates.
  • Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and Chair of Preventive Medicine, directs the Institute. Dr. Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics within Preventive Medicine and Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, serves as Deputy Director.
  • NUCATS functions as an integrated hub supporting and accelerating clinical and translational science across Northwestern University (including six schools), our three nationally-renowned clinical partners, our Chicago community and stakeholders, and the broad consortium of CTSA-funded institutions.
  • NUCATS is currently funded, in part, by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the NIH research grant UL1TR001422.

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