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About Us

The Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) aims to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers, engage stakeholders and communities in research, address barriers to clinical and translational research, and advance translational research through team-based approaches. The ITS, established in 2007, is the academic home of UTMB’s Clinical Translational Sciences Award (CTSA), funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). CTSA institutions work together to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved health. 

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Our Mission

The ITS is the academic home for translational research at UTMB. Translational research is the application and refinement of a discovery or practice intervention into clinical practice to improve the health of our community.
We develop, evaluate and disseminate best practices for novel training and leadership programs in
translational science.



  • ITS Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Walk In Studio

    October 19, 2022, 15:10 PM by Gilbert Mireles
    Need help in designing a study? Assistance in generating or retrieving data? Guidance with analysis or other biostatistics, bioinformatics, or health informatics assistance? Experts are available for assistance at the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics walk in studio.
  • ITS Funding Opportunity: Pilot Projects: UTMB & TAMUG

    September 27, 2022, 00:00 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    Up to five awards ($20,000 - $35,000 each) are available to support investigator-initiated studies with the goal of catalyzing larger, extramurally funded collaborations.
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    The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

    August 29, 2022, 12:14 PM by Gilbert Mireles
    The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for the 2023 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists from September 28, 2022 to November 9, 2022.


  • SCI Cafe: Microbes, Our Fellow Travelers

    Date/Time: , 2022 - -
    UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation on Microbes, Our Fellow Travelers, presented by Shelly A. Buffington, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Texas Medical Branch.