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.



  • New Forms F for NIH grant applications

    May 19, 2020, 08:07 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    NIH grant applications with due dates on or after May 25, 2020, will be using Forms F in ASSIST. The NIH Resources link in the Office of Sponsored Programs PreAward Toolkit has been updated to include Forms F information.
  • New REDCap v8.10.20 Features

    March 23, 2020, 10:34 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    With the introduction of REDCap v8, new features were introduced helping all REDCap users to be more productive with new survey features, repeating forms and more!
  • UTMB Health Introduces TriNetX

    March 23, 2020, 08:06 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    TriNetX at UTMB Health provides researchers the ability to explore a limited de-identified set of patient data. This tool is most useful for identification of patient cohorts in preparation for research.
  • CTSA Program: Opportunity to join the CTSA Program COVID-19 Discussion Forum

    March 16, 2020, 09:16 AM by Gilbert Mireles
    Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, NCATS has created a Discussion Forum (DF) so that CTSA Program hubs can share their approaches, communicate best practices, provide ongoing updates about COVID-19, and query the community for advice on specific situations.