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.



  • Suresh K. Bhavnani, PhD, and Co-PI Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH

    Congratulations Dr. Bhavnani and Dr. Lyons!

    September 24, 2018, 14:20 PM by Gilbert Mireles
    Suresh K. Bhavnani, PhD, and Co-PI Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH, have received a Faculty Development Educational Innovations Grant from UTMB’s Academy of Master Teachers. Their project, titled "Teaching Dietetic Interns How to Transform the Weight-Management Mental Models of Patients,” will use a visual analytical method to solicit and transform the misconceptions of patients related to health behaviors such as weight management.
  • SCI Cafe August 2018

    SCI Cafe: Scientific Research from a National Institutes of Health Perspective

    August 23, 2018, 15:13 PM by User Not Found
    This month’s Science and Communities Interact (SCI) Café, a community discussion that allows community members to meet with scientists to engage in casual dialogs about research-related topics, featured David Wilde, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Wilde is a Program Officer at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • garofalo

    UTMB Receives Funding for Program Project Grant - Epithelial Innate Signaling in Airway Inflammation and Remodeling

    August 17, 2018, 12:29 PM by User Not Found
    Roberto P. Garofalo, M.D., who holds numerous UTMB titles, including Sealy and Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics, and who is the PI of the Bronchiolitis Multidisciplinary Translational Team, received an award of $8,786,017 for a competitive renewal of a program project grant P01 AI062885 entitled “Epithelial Innate Signaling in Airway Inflammation and Remodeling.”
  • DSMB Manual

    New NCATS Resource Available for Investigators, DSMB and IRB members, and Research Teams

    June 13, 2018, 14:55 PM by User Not Found
    Read more about the new Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual for Investigator-Initiated Studies.


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