IIMS Clinical Translational Research Pilot Projects
2024 Request For Applications

The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) is soliciting proposals for pilot project awards. The primary goal of this program is to support early-stage, collaborative, translational and clinical studies that will lead to increased interdisciplinary, institutional, and community-based research likely to compete successfully for national grant support and ultimately to improve human health. The program is supported by various institutional funds. Applicants must adhere fully to the guidelines and formats stipulated in this RFA, as non-complying applications may be administratively inactivated.


Letter of Intent Deadline is Friday, February 16th

Click here for more information

IIMS 14th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day
Call for abstracts!


This is a call for abstracts for the 14th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. We would like to showcase posters that illustrate either completed or ongoing research projects in Translational Science. We welcome submissions from UTHSCSA and UTSA, as well as all IIMS/CTSA partnering organizations. $500 Domestic Travel/Educational Awards will be given to the winners.

Event Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Abstract deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Register here: https://redcap.uthscsa.edu/REDCap/surveys/?s=NPLJCY99RNDP8RFK
If you have any questions email IIMS-CTSA@uthscsa.edu

Translational Technology Resource (TTR) Award
Apply Today!

The Institute for the Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) is now accepting applications for Translational Technology Resource (TTR) awards to support genetic analyses at the single-cell level. The proposed research must have relevance to clinical and/or translational science.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Proposals received on or before the 15th of a given month will be reviewed by the 15th of the following month.

For more information click here.

2024 Virtual T1 to T3 in Minutes
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T1-T4 in 3 (Minutes) is a cross-collaborative activity between the IIMS Community Health Advisory Board, Office of Research Education & Mentoring, and Community Engagement. This virtual challenge highlights multidisciplinary UT Health SA research projects that fall within the spectrum translational science.  Presenters share their research in 3 minutes to a live, mixed audience of community members, students, and faculty – with 1 slide. Presentations must be made with language and concepts that are compelling and easy to understand without a lot of scientific jargon. Community members, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register and learn about exciting new research. 


Eligible presenters include:

UT Health SA Translational Science scholars/students

Community members who have partnered with a UT Health SA investigator on a community engaged health research project (includes IIMS Community Engagement Small Project Grant community collaborators).

Travel/Supply awards are available for winners of this event.


Wednesday, March 6th from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Deadline to submit to a presentation is Wednesday, February 28th at 8:00AM
Contestants and attendees click here to register.

Unlock the Power of Translational Science Communication for Impact!
Translational Science Communication for Impact (TSCI) training program


Are you ready to revolutionize how you share your scientific discoveries with the world? Join our groundbreaking Translational Science Communication for Impact (TSCI) training program from the Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science. Demand and expectations are growing for research disseminate beyond traditional academic journals to influence clinical practice, public health, and policy audiences. Join us in the TSCI to develop skills in communicating with real-world impact!


Who should participate: Faculty or those participating in IIMS training programs.  A cohort of 10 participants will be selected for the inaugural class.

Orientation and Training Kickoff: 2-3pm February 28 and 2-4pm March 27, 2024.
Click here to apply

K12 Mentored Research Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Science
Now Accepting Applications!

The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS), home to the NIH Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at UT Health San Antonio, is soliciting applications for the K12 Mentored Research Career Development Program (formerly called KL2). The K12 program targets early career faculty who have a professional doctoral degree or individuals who are completing postdoctoral training with an impending academic appointment. K12 Scholars are selected on a competitive basis and will embark on a 2-3–year program of intensive training in clinical and translational research and translational science, combining an innovative educational program with mentored clinical and translational research. Completion of the program is expected to position the K12 Scholar for a leadership role as an independent clinical and translational researcher/translational scientist in academic medicine, industry, or government.



Competitive Letters of Intent due: March 1, 2024 by 5:00 pm

Invitations to apply: March 20, 2024

Applications due: May 22, 2024 by 5:00 pm

Estimated funding start date: September 1, 2024


For more information head to https://iims.uthscsa.edu/education/education/k12/application-and-forms/
Contact Kathlynn Wray (Wrayk@uthscsa.edu) for any questions. 

IIMS Translational Science Training (TST) T32 Program
Now Accepting Applications!


The goal of the Translational Science Training (TST) T32 Program at UT Health San Antonio is to enhance the quality and scope of the predoctoral research experience by offering stipend, travel, and tuition & fees support in combination with interdisciplinary research training and mentorship in Translational Science. This program is a benefit for both you and your mentor!


Application deadline is March 1, 2024
*Anticipated start date Fall 2024


Please head to https://iims.uthscsa.edu/education/education/t32/application-guidelines/ for more information or reach out to the Program Coordinator, Marlene Valenzuela, at valenzuelam2@uthscsa.edu with any questions you may have.

Community Engagement Small Project Grants
Now Accepting Applications!


The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) and the UTSA College for Health, Community, and Policy (HCaP) are seeking proposals for one-year Community Engagement Small Project Grants. Our goal is to promote, develop, and expand community and academic research partnerships for the translation of science from basic discovery to clinical practice, to public health benefit.


Funds may be used to develop or expand collaborative projects in one or more of these areas: 

Community-engaged research or assessment

Education or training 

Dissemination of research results, program features, or policy implications

Applications are due on March 1, 2023, at 5pm.  
To read more about this grants program, go HERE

Program Project Pilot Funding
Request for Applications

The LSOM Office for Research is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) that are exclusively focused on developing Program Project Grant Applications!  


The RFA’s purpose is to support application development for NIH Program Project Grant submissions with up to $100,000 in pilot funding. Pilot funding will be available up to one-year, and an end goal of Program Project grant submission within 9 months post funding support. The research proposals should identify 4-5 Program Project investigators including the Program Director and 3-4 Cores that will be part of the Program application. The pilot projects should clearly identify well integrated teams, subject matter expertise, current extramural funding, and NIH agencies that support Program Projects.

All applications are due March 1, 2024. 


The Office for Research’s Assistant Dean for Research, Dr. David Gius, will offer grant editing and review to assist with final submission. Please share with your faculty and review the details in the RFA. Connect with Chris Valdez, PhD at valdezc10@uthscsa.edu for any questions or clarifications.  

Trauma Research and Combat Casualty Care Collaborative (TRC4)
Funding Opportunity Announcement


Established in 2022, the Trauma Research and Combat Casualty Care Collaborative (TRC4) is a partnership between The University of Texas System and the Department of Defense, serving as a unique collaboration seeking to catalyze transformative research efforts into trauma care. Applications for funding are currently being accepted from institutions within The University of Texas System under four (4) separate funding mechanisms, as follows:


Early Career Mentored Research Award: up to $200,000 total costs

Proof of Concept Research Award: up to $100,000 total costs

Preclinical and Translational Research Award: up to $500,000 total costs

Clinical Research Award: up to $500,000 total costs


Application deadline: February 6, 2024, 5:00PM CST

Click here for more information.

Texas Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
Call for Applications!

The Texas RCMAR is a partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Texas San Antonio (K. Markides and F. Riosmena, Multiple PIs), in close collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of the Texas RCMAR is to provide infrastructure that facilitates the development of researchers and research on the health and aging of under-represented populations. While our Center has a special focus on the Hispanic population in the United States as well as in Mexico, we also aim to provide support for research on other racial/ethnic, gender/sex, or other minorities in Texas (or the United States more broadly).


Special emphasis will be given to providing research opportunities to faculty from under-represented populations and/or in Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Texas or Universities with large numbers of under served students and faculty.

Funding will support 1-year Pilot Projects

$40,000 direct costs for the period 07/01/2024 to 06/30/2025

A 3-page Letter of Intent is due by February 12, 2024 and should be uploaded here.

Winn Career Development Award for Early Stage Physician Investigators
Now Accepting Applications


The 2024 application for the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Award (Winn CDA) for Early-Stage Investigator Physicians is now open! This is an extraordinary opportunity, and one we hope will help transform the clinical trial landscape. Please help us get the word out and share this announcement and attached flyer with appropriate networks. 

Accepting Deadline - Monday, May 13, 2024

Applicants may apply through the following link: https://winnawards.smapply.io/ -The Winn CDA team will be offering application assistance webinars to guide applicants on how to submit a strong application. 

You can register for an upcoming Live Q&A Sessions on our Winn Awards website here:

Feb 2, 2024, at 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

Mar 13, 2024, at 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

If you have any questions, email WinnCDA@vcu.edu.

University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio
Now Accepting Applications!


The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio is now accepting applications for its inaugural class in Fall 2024. Now accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the school looks forward to enrolling its first cohort of Master of Public Health (MPH) students and serving the San Antonio and South Texas communities. The final deadline to apply is June 1, 2024.

For more information contact SPHAdmissions@uthscsa.edu  or visit uthscsa.edu/public-health

Advancing Dissemination & Implementation Sciences Working Group

This WG will leverage the capacities of CTSA and PBRN models through equity-focused lens and Dissemination & Implementation Sciences to build effective Learning Healthcare Systems, enhancing the impact of clinical translational science and advancing D&I across the translational science spectrum and across the hubs.  


The current goals are to:
1. Advance critical links between research and practice communities
2. Expand critical links between D&I and clinical research


Work is accomplished through subgroups formed around a particular project, such as a survey of PBRNs in CTSAs, expansion of an online resource to locate D&I training programs and connecting D&I with learning health systems.


To Engage in the D&I WG, contact the new co-leads below:
Kathleen Stevens (Stevensk@uthscsa.edu), Jonathan Tobin (Jtobin@rockefeller.edu), & Reza Yousefi-Nooraie (Reza_yousefi-nooraie@urmc.rochester.edu)

Bexar Data Dive
Free Community Resource

Bexar Data Dive is a free community resource you can use to explore local data on topics like health, education, economics, housing and more!

- Search for data by county, census tract, ZIP code, or a new geography called Statistical Small Area (SSA).

- Break out that data by race/ethnicity, age group, and sex.

- Use our simple to more complex tools in English or Spanish.

- Easily download and share charts, maps and tables with your data findings.

As a local data nonprofit, it’s our goal to help our San Antonio community understand and use data effectively to promote positive change. FREE virtual and in-person training supports, including data literacy courses and more tailored training programs.

For more information email info@cinow.info

Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence Seminar Series
Join Us!

Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence Lecture Series
“Swallow-Fit: Buffering swallowing decline in Parkinson’s Disease”

Presented by Giselle Carnaby, MPH, PhD, FASHA, HONORS

Friday, February 16, 2024
4:00PM Seminar
5:00PM Networking Reception
UT Health SA - 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio Texas 78229 MED Room 309L

Click here for more information.

The 17th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference
Register Now!

The 17th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference is back! Focused on the theme,

“One Planet. One Health. We are all connected.,” we’ll discover how health professionals can impact planetary health and more.


Saturday, February 3, 2024  |  8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  UT Health San Antonio Campus


Don’t wait! The conference is free, but registration is required.
Register today and check out full event details here.


For event questions or concerns, please contact the Charles E. Cheever, Jr. Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at Humanities@uthscsa.edu.

Research Nuts and Bolts
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Senior Scientist Seminar Series
Register Now!
by Leta Moser (leta.moser@austin.utexas.edu)


The Heath Transformation Research Institute (HTRI) is excited to continue this year’s Senior Scientist Seminar Series (S4), showcasing those accomplished in leading clinical/translational/population research programs. This is a great opportunity for trainees to learn from experienced role-model clinician-scientists to inform their own research-scoped career paths.


Please join us Thursday, February 22, noon-1pm, when Lorie Harper, MD MSCI,will present “Failing Up: In the Middle of an Academic Medicine Career.”

Register for this online event here

Research Symposium 2024
Event registration and poster submission now open!


The Long School of Medicine Office for Research is excited to present our annual LSOM Research Symposium on March 28, 2024, from 8 am – 3:30 pm. Faculty, staff, and trainees are invited to attend and learn about the cutting-edge research happening at the LSOM. During the symposium, the LSOM Dean's Office for Research will host two research poster sessions, select top posters for podium presentations, and offer multiple research presentation cash prizes. 

Poster submission deadline:

Monday, February 26, 2024 

Faculty and Staff Poster Application

Trainee Poster Application


2024 LSOM Research Symposium

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 8:00-3:30 PM

Lecture Hall 3.102B and Holly Foyer 

Register to attend!

Translational Science 2024
Register Now!

Register now to join your fellow trainees, junior faculty, and senior scientists for Translational Science 2024! Join us next year in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 3-5 with pre-meeting activities starting on April 2. Explore the schedule-at-a-glance and scientific program to see what's in store.