About the Center

The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) is a member of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, a group of 62 medical research institutions that work together and share a common vision to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country, reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, engage communities in clinical research efforts, and train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.

The Center provides resources and infrastructure to enable investigators to perform cutting-edge clinical research. The staff, facilities, and resources are available to all researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and many resources are also available to our Council of Partners.

Translational research refers to the translation of biomedical discovery across a spectrum from:

Translational Research Illustration: laboratory to clinical trials 0 clinical practice to population