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About the Center for Translational Medicine

The Center for Translational Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center is part of the national consortium of medical research institutions that share a common vision to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research. 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. The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), support this national consortium that is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), formerly the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the NIH.

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Translational Medicine is to provide the crucial infrastructure necessary for medical scientists to discover and apply new diagnostics and therapeutics for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and, thereby, to achieve the goal of improving our nation’s health in a safe, ethical, and responsible manner that ensures an individual’s well-being and the public’s trust.

About CTSAs

Robert Toto, M.D., Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, recently gave a presentation entitled "Accelerating novel discoveries into practice."