About TABs

Who are we?

Translational Advisory Boards (TABs) are an evolution of Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Boards, groups which have historically worked to develop community-academic partnerships throughout South Texas. A TAB is comprised of community members who are committed to improving the health of their community, and who, through active involvement in community-based participatory research (CBPR), will bring research partnerships and findings from “bench to bedside to community”.

TABs are brought to South Texas communities by the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s (UTHSCSA) Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS), a department funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through a Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA). The IIMS seeks to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research.

What is Our Mission?

The mission of the Translational Advisory Board (TAB) is to serve as a representative body which aims to improve community health through the facilitation of community-based participatory research and educational outreach activities in partnership with the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.