Get to Know Us
UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center
As a member of the national NIH CTSA Consortium, we are committed to bettering health by streamlining science, transforming training environments, and improving the conduct, quality, and dissemination of research from laboratories to clinical practice, and out into communities. This prestigious designation ensures New Mexico remains a leader in the biomedical research field. It also fuels our culture of scientific discovery and its impacts on health.
With a team of more than 300 investigators and support professionals, the CTSC is working to advance research. We form new teams and partnerships, develop new tools, technologies, best practices, and provide investigators with opportunities for pilot funding and career development.
Our CTSC program offers a multitude of assets and resources. We maintain a wide range of services openly available to investigators and research teams, such as a sophisticated clinical research unit, investigator training programs, biomedical informatics tools, genomic technologies, a large scale drug discovery program, a clinical research data warehouse, and commercialization facilitation. This infrastructure enables scientific discover to move more rapidly toward enhancing human health.
Why Research is Important for the Future of Healthcare
Richard Larson, MD, Ph.D., was chosen by Mark Bayer to be interviewed for a two part series regarding the role research plays in healthcare. When Science Speaks (WhenScienceSpeaks.com) is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world.
Dr. Larson invites you to listen to the series. The first- “The Importance of Research in Healthcare” (episode #56)- was released on December 6th and is available now! The second will be released on December 27, 2019.
Call 505-272-HOPE to participate in a CTSC study today. Be a part of the cure. Research means hope.
Our investigators remain committed to the mission of conducting basic and clinical research that will significantly impact the health of communities in New Mexico, as well as making significant contributions in healthcare worldwide.
The Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program supports a national consortium of 62 medical research institutions.
The CTSC took the lead in establishing institutional regional collaborations to further clinical and translational research
The role of volunteer subjects as partners in clinical research is crucial to our mission to accelerate discoveries toward better health. CTSC investigators are seeking volunteers to serve as partners in achieving this goal.