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.




    May 15, 2019, 13:31 PM by Gilbert Mireles
    One of the goals of UTMB Health is to support and promote technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries. The Technology Commercialization Program (TCP) provides seed funds to support the commercialization of discoveries created at the UTMB Health. A project can be awarded up to a maximum of $50,000 for a year. Funding awards will range between $10K and $50K.
  • 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.


  • SCI Cafe CLEAR LAKE: Medications and Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Known Unknowns

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Medications and Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Known Unknowns. Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around the topic of medications and supplements.
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