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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.



  • DEIA and Clinical Research Needs Assessment

    March 21, 2023, 14:40 PM by Susan Rojahn
    The ITS invites you to take part in a survey assessing researchers' needs regarding enrolling and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in clinical research. This assessment is being conducted as an effort to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in clinical research at UTMB.
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    The ITS is now on Facebook

    March 9, 2023, 16:14 PM by Susan Rojahn
    Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings at ITS and other translational science news.
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    ITS is now on Twitter

    February 17, 2023, 10:26 AM by Susan Rojahn
    Follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest happenings at ITS and other translational science news.


  • ITS Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Studio

    Date/Time: , 2023 - - Location: UTMB Galveston Campus, 6.110 Research Building 6
    Need help designing your research study? Assistance with data? Highly qualified experts are available for no-cost consultations during the Institute for Translational Sciences Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Studio. Appointments are required.
  • Team Science: Current Status and Future Role in Translational Science

    Date/Time: , 2023 - - Location: Virtual
    Join the next meeting of the CTSA Team Science Affinity Group for a presentation by Dr. Erica Rosemond of NCATS on "Team Science: Current Status and Future Role in Translational Science."
  • ITS T1–T4 in 3 (Minutes) Challenge

    Date/Time: , 2023 - - Location: Health Education Center, Room 1.200, UTMB Galveston campus
    The annual T1–T4 in 3 (Minutes) competition is an innovative contest from the Institute for Translational Sciences that challenges UTMB graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to effectively explain their translational research for a lay audience in three minutes or less.