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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, a predoctoral health professions student taking a year out for research or is appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow 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 and our TST Mission and DEIA Statements.


TST Mission and DEIA Statement


Application Guidelines

TST Application Guidelines – 2023

Current Trainees!

Current TST Trainees 2022-2023

Alumni (TL1 and TST)

2014 – 2022 Alumni

Contact Us

UT Health SA


Dr. Yong-Hee Chun, TST Program Director