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.



  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Date/Time: , 2021 - -
    Please join us for a Translational Research Seminar Series presented by Michael Spurgat, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine PhD Student.
  • Vaccinology Track Virtual Information Meeting

    Date/Time: , 2021 - -
    Dr. Alan Barrett and Dr. Gregg Milligan would like to invite any students interested in the Vaccinology Track to a short informational Zoom meeting on Thursday September 30 at 11:00 am