Kathleen Rousche

Dr. Rousche manages the NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) program within the Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC), Division of Extramural Research Activities, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. The NCAI program creates an academic research environment that encourages innovators to validate the commercial potential of their discoveries to more effectively transition laboratory discoveries to benefit public health. The three main goals of the network are to improve the likelihood of individual technologies transitioning from academia to the private sector, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes supporting biomedical product development, and educate academic innovators about commercialization.