The Time is Right for NCATS

July 6, 2011

My boss, Dr. Francis Collins, has just published an article in Science Translational Medicine describing why the time is right to establish the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH.

Who Are We?

June 23, 2011

As part of our effort to characterize the community that is supported by NIH, we looked at the degrees held by NIH-supported principal investigators (PIs) and whether the composition of that population has changed over the years.

Help for Your Unfunded NIH Applications

February 7, 2011

I’d like to pass along some good news on the where-am-I-going-to-get-my-grant-funded-in-today’s-economy front. The National Health Council just announced the availability of a database that will help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.

New Statement Clarifies Proposal for Translational Research Center

January 25, 2011

Since last week there has been quite a bit of news on the formation of the new National Center for Accelerating Translational Sciences (NCATS) here at NIH. You may have seen the New York Times article where the NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, described the intent of NCATS and the potential it has for accelerating the translation of basic discoveries into therapeutics.

Welcome to My Blog and the New NIH Extramural Nexus

January 19, 2011

Welcome to my blog. I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about starting it. Not that I’ve ever been accused of being the quiet, shy type! It was more being concerned about having enough material to write the types of commentaries and discussions that would generate a following and be most beneficial to you our partners, grantees, PIs and trainees.