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Translational Science Training (TST) Program

TST Program Overview

Link to NIH Translational Science Spectrum Overview

TST AwardsAwardees designated as Translational Science Training (TST)Trainees, will work with their Research Supervising Professor/Mentor and the TST Directors to develop an individualized program that will facilitate their capacity to move science along the translational science continuum. This individualized program will include core coursework in translational science and a  practicum in the scholar’s field of study. In this way, TST Trainees will gain a firsthand appreciation of the relationship of different types of research within the translational science spectrum. Additionally, they will gain important skills required to work with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of translational investigations. The TST Program is made possible through a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS). The TST is a component of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) administered by the Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) at UT Health San Antonio.

Eligibility –  Qualified Applicants are:

  • Either enrolled as a full-time predoctoral graduate student or a predoctoral health professions student taking a year out for research at UT Health San Antonio
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Has selected a Research Supervising Professor/Mentor
  • Can apply the concepts of translational science to their research project

For more information, please see links below for TST Frequently Asked Questions.

TST Mission Statement
Translational science (TS) encompasses all areas and disciplines of health sciences spanning preclinical, clinical, clinical implementation, public health research and policy-making. The UTHSCSA CTSA aims to catalyze clinical and translational science discovery and relieve the impact of health disparities within a vibrant academic home, synergistically integrated with our strategic partners and actively engaged with our diverse communities. The TST Program strives to advance TS through education and mentoring of the next generation of TS leaders upholding integrity, practicing rigor and reproducibility and working in teams.


Current Trainees!

Current TST Trainees 2022-2023

Alumni (TL1 and TST)

2014 – 2022 Alumni

Contact Us

UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Yong-Hee Chun, TST Program Director
Phone Number: 210-567-3520

Marlene Valenzuela, TST Program Coordinator
Phone Number: 210-567-3361