Mission & Vision


  • Speeding transformative research discoveries to patients and the community


  • Transform NUCATS into a national model of a highly integrated academic nexus that continually increases the quality, safety, efficiency and speed of innovative clinical and translational research

Strategic Goals

  1. Speed translation and improve efficiency by integrating processes and programs that connect researchers with a continuum of resources, training, funding opportunities, and strategic partners
  2. Develop and implement innovative systems to identify, evaluate, facilitate and disseminate scientific breakthroughs, and improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of clinical and translational research
  3. Promote Northwestern's culture of collaboration, innovation and translation through team-building, education, and training to empower the multi-disciplinary translational research teams of tomorrow