On Wednesday, December 18th, Mike Kurilla, MD, PhD, and Erica Rosemond, PhD, along with CCTS site leads, leadership, investigators and support staff, assembled at the Hub to discuss the Center’s activities and mission both now and moving forward. Dr. Kurilla is the director of the Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI) at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), and Dr. Rosemond is the deputy director of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program hubs for DCI. Dr. Rosemond also serves as the CCTS’ Program Officer. The National Center for Advancing Translational Science is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Drs. Kurilla and Rosemond discuss CCTS activities and progress.

The goals for the day were to showcase CCTS activities and progress and to examine specific tactics and strategies to advance the mission of the CCTS to improve health equity and to reduce diseases that disproportionately affect the southeast United States. While CCTS program directors and investigators presented their focus areas and projects, Drs. Kurilla and Rosemond were invited to ask questions and share their broader CTSA perspective, which is informed by more than 50 medical research institutions across the nation. Learn more about the national impact of the CTSA Program here.

The conversations and actionable items captured throughout the meeting will be used in combination with the strategic planning that has followed the 2019 EAC Meeting.