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CTSA Receives $24 Million Over the Next Five Years

For the third time in 10 years, UT Health San Antonio has garnered highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to speed the translation of research discovery into improved patient care.

UT Health San Antonio will receive $24 million over the next five years under the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The university is a CTSA Program hub and collaborates with eight regional partners.

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), one of 27 institutes and centers of NIH, awards CTSA Program funding. UT Health San Antonio, which attracted its first CTSA designation in 2008 and repeated in 2013, is in very select company nationally.

“We compete with many other prestigious institutions for this funding,” said Robert A. Clark, M.D., MACP, director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, which administers the CTSA Program at UT Health San Antonio. “There are only approximately 60 of these CTSA Program hubs throughout the nation, and it’s all the best places.”

Moreover, UT Health San Antonio is one of only 43 academic medical centers to function as a CTSA Program hub while at the same time meeting the needs of patients and families as a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. The Mays Cancer Center is the newly named home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Clark thanked the many faculty and staff who worked on the grant submission.​​​​​​​

Excerpt from article written by Will Sansom, full text can be found here in the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom

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