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.



  • Introduction to Big Data Visual Analytics

    April 3, 2019, 08:42 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    This course provides the theoretical foundations and practical methods related to visual analytics focused towards the analysis and comprehension of large and complex biomedical datasets (e.g., genomic data, and electronic health records). The theoretical foundations will focus on principles related to cognition, computation and graphic design.
  • TL1 Training Core for MS1 SRP Students - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

    March 22, 2019, 08:45 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications Due: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for MS1s interested in the Summer Research Program. Students who are accepted into the Institute for Translational Science (ITS) TL1 Training Core will participate in an 8 week course on inter-professional translational research study design in conjunction with a laboratory research rotation experience through the Summer Research Program.


  • Research Day 2019

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    Research Day is an opportunity for the UTMB research community to gather and share ideas moving the enterprise forward. The 2019 Research Day will focus on collaboration, commercialization and bioinformatics, and how these are advancing research efforts.
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