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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 Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Pilot Projects

    December 21, 2022, 10:40 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    ITS at Galveston (UTMB) and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University (TSU) have partnered to solicit applications that will provide pilot funding for new joint projects addressing a roadblock in translational science.
  • ITS Funding Opportunity: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Pilot Grants

    December 21, 2022, 10:28 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 to address translational research problems.
  • 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.