Welcome to IIMS

The Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science’s (IIMS) mission is to integrate clinical and translational research and career development across all University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio schools and among our diverse public and private partners in South Texas. Clinical research studies are conducted with the participation and collaboration of human volunteers. Translational research studies move basic science discovery to patient-based applications and then out into clinical practice with the ultimate goal of human health improvement. Simply put, the IIMS will reduce barriers to research and stimulate the transformation of knowledge into improved health care.


The Clinical Informatics Research Division (CIRD) of the School of Medicine is rolling out free self-service accounts to access its research data warehouse, for cohort identification and grant preparatory queries. If you are a UTHSCSA employee and current on your HIPAA training, you are eligible for an account and can apply here: https://redcap.uthscsa.edu/REDCap/surveys/?s=K934WYJ4PT

This service allows you to perform patient counts and demographic summaries using over 270,000 distinct types of EHR (electronic health record) facts recorded during more than 6 million visits to UTMed practices, by more than 330,000 distinct patients going as far back as 2007. These can be used to develop selection criteria and do feasibility studies preparatory to research grants and study protocols.