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Petra Kaufmann Joins NCATS as Clinical Innovation Director



UCLA CTSI News Archive

Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc

On April 4, 2014, NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., announced that Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., will serve as director of the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI) beginning May 4, 2014. Her new role will include overseeing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program with the aim of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the translational process from scientific discovery through clinical research to improved health outcomes. Kaufmann currently serves as director of the Office of Clinical Research at NIH?s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Dr. Kaufmann's new role begins May 4, 2014. Read here for full story.