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.



  • Pre-Application Workshops for the UTMB Health Technology Commercialization Program (TCP)

    September 4, 2020, 08:09 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    Through a partnership between the Chief Research Office and The Office of Technology Transfer, The Technology Commercialization Program (TCP) provides seed funds to support commercialization of UTMB discoveries. All UTMB employees, students, staff, and trainees are eligible to submit an application.
  • National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) at UTMB

    September 2, 2020, 10:16 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of patient medical record data from those individuals that have had a test for coronavirus disease across the country. It is part of an effort called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C).


  • Grants for Lunch

    Date/Time: , 2020 - -
    “What to look for in a funding announcement and how to target funding”. This session is targeted for Post-docs to ESI/EEI Faculty as well as individuals who assist in proposals. Presented by: Craig Cassidy - Associate Director of Research Advancement
  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Date/Time: , 2020 - -
    Please join us for a Translational Research Seminar Series presented by Megan Files, “Generating Tissue Resident Memory T cells through Mucosal Delivery of a Nanofiber-based Tuberculosis Vaccine”.