About the Center

The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) provides services that promote a vibrant translational research and training environment at UT Southwestern.  Since 2007, resources provided by the CTM have facilitated the training of 1,105 translational scientists who published more than 3,976 original manuscripts and successfully competed for more than $137 million in extramural funding from federal and non-federal sources.

Our programs accelerate the integration of research into practice locally, regionally, and nationally. Examples of our services include:  

  • Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
  • Community Engagement and Population Science 
  • Participant Recruitment and Retention
  • Pilot Funding 
  • Study Design and Data Management Tools
  • Research Education and Workforce Development 

As a member of the NIH-funded CTSA Network, we seek to support research teams in their efforts to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate best practices that improve replicability and efficiency of clinical and translational research and multisite clinical trials. The CTM strongly believes in the importance of team science to improve our nation’s health in a safe, ethical, and responsible manner that ensures an individual’s well-being and the public’s trust. 

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