The Certificate in Translational Science (CTS), provides a unique entry point into the translational science spectrum, providing graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and other healthcare professionals with formal education in the essential components of translational science. That is, the advancement of scientific discoveries made in basic biomedical research towards clinical applications and improvements in human health.
The Certificate in Translational Science provides students with specialized education and experiences in navigating their own research interests through the Translational Science spectrum (T1 – Basic Research thru T4 – Translation to Communities). Our CTS program will prepare professionals to integrate within interdisciplinary investigative teams for the conduct of clinical and translational research in culturally diverse settings.
The specific aims of the Graduate Certificate in Translational Science Program are to:
- Support the intellectual environment at UT Health San Antonio for clinical and translational science.
- Provide fundamental curricular activities in translational science to UT Health San Antonio students, postdoctoral trainees, clinical residents and fellows, and faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as from local organizations that are partnered with UT Health San Antonio.
Oversight for the routine operations and implementation of the Certificate in Translational Science Program will be provided by the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science (MSCI-TS) Program and the corresponding MSCI-TS Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS).