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Cures Acceleration Network Review Board: Past Meetings

Authorized to reduce significant barriers to successful translation and accelerate the development of high-need cures, the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) provides NCATS with flexibility in how it funds projects. This authority is guided by the CAN Review Board, which according to its charter, advises and provides recommendations to the NCATS director on the policies, programs and procedures for carrying out the duties of the Office of the Director and on identifying significant barriers to successful translation of basic science into clinical application.


The Board is comprised of 24 members who are appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Members serve four-year terms. Ex-officio members from NIH, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Office of the Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also are appointed and serve three-year terms.

Minutes, Agendas and Videocasts


September 14, 2012

NCATS Advisory Council members

Sept. 14, 2012, marked the first-ever meetings of the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. Read more about this milestone event.