Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Resource Center

The Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Resource Center serves as the operational base for developing new and supporting existing PBRNs in the South Texas region. The primary function of the PBRN Resource Center is to facilitate opportunities for collaboration between UT Health SA investigators and community clinicians to utilize PBRN as their real world laboratory. We are dedicated to supporting and transforming community-academic partnerships for  the translation of clinical research into practice. .

Brief History
UT Health San Antonio received a Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) in 2008. The CTSA included funds to create a PBRN Resource Center. STARNet (South Texas Ambulatory Research Network) and RRNet (Residency Research Network) have more than 25 years of combined experience in PBRN research, and serve as models for the development of new PBRNs in psychiatry, dentistry, and nursing. The PBRN Resource Center members are a key partner of IIMS Community Engagement.