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Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Foundation NewsLine |

NIH Director Francis Collins Conducts Webinar on NCATS


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins was the featured guest of a recent Webinar designed to separate fact from fiction about the proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Over 600 Webinar participants included members of patient advocacy groups, medical research foundations and other stakeholders in the medical research system.

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) was featured as an example of a rare disease that could benefit from NCATS.

The Webinar was sponsored by FasterCures (The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions).

Visit the NNPDF Web site’s NewsLine page for a link to view the hour-long Webinar, and a link to a glossary of acronyms and terms used.