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.



  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Pilot Grant

    March 9, 2021, 08:55 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    The Institute for Translational Sciences encourages researchers to submit pilot project proposals aimed at: developing new quantitative methodologies that can be applied to biomedical research or applying existing methods in novel ways to address translational research problems.
  • Call for Applications: ITS/CTSA KL2 Scholar Award

    February 12, 2021, 08:11 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    The UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences/CTSA KL2Scholars Mentored Career Development Award program is accepting applications for funding that will begin on or about April 1, 2021.
  • Multi-institutional Cross-disciplinary Translational Technology Teams (MCT3) Funding Opportunity

    December 22, 2020, 11:46 AM by Lisa Velasquez
    Award Period: April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022. A total of $75,000 is available to fund up to two inter-institutional pilot projects, ranging in size from $25,000-$75,000 each, and focusing on developing technologies relevant to clinical or translational science.


  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Date/Time: , 2021 - -
    Please join us for a Translational Research Seminar Series presented by Krishnamurthy Vaishnavi, Andrew Kugelmann, Ethan Hinds and Katie Cook.
  • SCI Cafe: Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Home

    Date/Time: , 2021 - -
    UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation on “Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Home.”