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Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation, writes a monthly blog on a wide variety of topics relevant to the CTSA Program. Mike’s Blog is featured each month in the Ansible, the CTSA Program newsletter.

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April 1, 2024

CTSA Dodges a Bullet

Lots of action two weeks ago as Congress labored to finalize FY24 funding. The bottom line, or end result, for the CTSA Program is a 0.0% increase relative to FY23, and while that may not sound good, it represents a better than best case scenario our budget people were painting...

By: Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation

March 4, 2024

Olympic Level Can Kicking

So, where do we stand now with regards to the federal budget? Last week, we saw much in the way of machinations and possibilities. We have now transitioned CRs throughout FY24 from months to weeks to now days. As you will recall, prior to last week, the USG was operating...

By: Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation

January 30, 2024

So Where Do We Stand (or Fall)?

I’m sure many are planning for your annual Groundhog’s Day festivities. One less thing to be concerned with this Friday is that while the prior continuing resolution (CR) that NIH operated under was in effect, had been set to expire on February 2, this has now been superseded by another...

By: Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation

December 29, 2023

Orthogonal Perspectives

Hopefully everyone has sufficiently recharged after the holidays, looking forward to the new year. As Lenin once remarked, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” It would appear that 2024 is going to offer us weeks and weeks of decades. NIH is still...

By: Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation

December 5, 2023

Annual CTSA Program Meeting Recap

Before heading into the holiday season in earnest, a recap of the CTSA Fall Program meeting is in order. This year’s meeting was held 11/6-8 here in DC metro area with over 400 participants in attendance, making for intense and engaging discussions on Leveraging Real World...

By: Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., NCATS Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation

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