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Health Institutions: Research Programs
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)
The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program supports a national consortium of medical research institutions that are transforming the way biomedical research is conducted. Its goals are to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers. There are currently 60 medical research institutions in 30 states and the District of Columbia who are active members of the CTSA consortium. The UT System has four institutions who have received CTSA from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Texas CTSA Consortium is a regional consortium of the national CTSA program. The goal of the Texas CTSA Consortium is to facilitate clinical and translational research and dissemination among the Texas CTSA institutions and other interested Texas and national biomedical research institutions. The Texas CTSA are:
UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences (Galveston)
UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC)
The UT System is advancing the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) initiative in order to provide new capabilities that will advance current and future research efforts across all UT institutions. By providing a combination of advanced computational systems, large data storage opportunity, and high bandwidth data access between the institutions, UTRC will enable researchers within all 15 UT System institutions to collaborate with each other and compete at the forefront of science and discovery. UTRC will incorporate integrated operations (central and distributed, connected at high bandwidth) and will work with researchers to develop applications, manage and analyze data, and integrate with the decentralized resources. Through the UTRC Project, we will facilitate, stimulate, and support leadership in computational science research across Texas and attract more funding and the best faculty and graduate students to UT institutions.