About Us

The Research Education, Training and Career Development resource provides a coherent and theoretically grounded education on translational research to trainees at multiple levels, from predoctoral trainees to faculty. We strive to facilitate the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills that are essential for clinical and translational research and provide educational resources to multidisciplinary translational teams and their members. To this end, we have developed integrated pre- and post-doctoral training programs in translational research as well as a mentored “K12” program for junior faculty development and support.



To contact us:

University of Texas Medical Branch

ITS Education Office

6.174 Research Building 6 (formerly Children's Hospital)
301 University Boulevard, Route 0342
Galveston, TX  77555-0342

Phone (409) 772-1484
Fax (409) 772-1968

Email CTSA@utmb.edu or x72872 (CTSA)



Karl E. Anderson, M.D.
Bill T. Ameredes, Ph.D.
Director, Career Development
(KL2) Program
Mark R. Hellmich, Ph.D.
Tasnee Chonmaitree, M.D.
Associate Director
Jean L. Freeman, Ph. D.
Associate Director
Christina M. Cestone, Ph.D.
HPTM Education Coordinator
Marie Carr, M.S.
Training Manager










Anyone who might be considered a trainee or learner within any of the ITS resources should complete a brief online form. Documenting research training experience related to the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) is important to help the ITS record and maintain support for its many training activities. This includes MTT, CRC, novel methods, pilot projects, key resources, and includes students in any of the health professions, research and clinical fellows, and faculty in career development and mentoring programs. Short term learners who are not in formal training programs are also important.

All trainees should go to this website and fill out a short form, which can be completed in a few minutes. Please follow this link: ITS Trainee Registration Form

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser:

Note: Those responding to the survey must have UTMB login credentials and will be required to login to the UTMB network via VPN if responding to the survey from off-campus. For those without UTMB login, please contact the ITS Education Office at ctsa@utmb.edu.

ITS Scholars in the News

The City of Galveston recently honored the UTMB Center for Addiction Research with a Proclamation in support of National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), which was held on Jan. 27th through Feb. 2nd. This initiative, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, encourages teens to ask questions about drug abuse and addiction, and, in return, receive scientifically-based answers from top experts in the field. For the past several years, the Center has partnered with the Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol to support NDFW activities at local middle and high schools.

ITS KL2/TRSP Scholar Dr. Jonathan Hommel featured in recognition by the City of Galveston for work by the UTMB Center for Addiction Research on Feb 3rd 2014. ITS KL2/TRSP Scholar Dr. Jonathan Hommel featured in recognition by the City of Galveston for work by the UTMB Center for Addiction Research on Feb 3rd, 2014.