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.



  • Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences

    New Vaccinology Track for PhD Students

    December 10, 2018, 09:51 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    Graduate students who want to become experts in the pathway for vaccine research, development and implementation can now enroll in the Vaccinology Track of the Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (HPTM) program.
  • Dr. Sharon Croisant

    Dr. Sharon Croisant Awarded Funds from the Department of the Treasury

    December 10, 2018, 09:42 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    Dr. Sharon Croisant has received $79,094 from the Department of the Treasury to support the work of the medical branch team in the Gulf Coast Health Alliance.


  • *SCI Cafe* Asthma: what you don't know CAN kill you!

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Asthma: what you don't know CAN kill you! Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around the topic of Asthma.
  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Translational Research Seminar Series Presents: "Generating lung-resident memory T cells against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a nanofiber booster vaccine", presented by Megan Files, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Student.
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