Welcome to the Texas A&M Clinical Science and Translational Research (CSTR) Institute web site. The CSTR Institute is part of a growing National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative designed to facilitate the translation of experimental findings into clinically meaningful practices. Created by Texas A&M University and Health Science Center, CSTR aims to promote the highest quality clinical and translational research across Texas A&M and its partner institutions, and train the next generation of researchers capable of expediting the application of biomedical advances into patient care and improved population health. With a robust interdisciplinary program that includes biomedical informatics, clinical trials and investigations, regulatory compliance, educational programs, and much more, CSTR provides scholarly resources for investigators, researchers, clinicians, and students to test new ideas and promote the exchange of these ideas between research and clinical practice. The overarching goal is to foster coordinated efforts to promote health care delivery through improvements in patient care and community health, with an emphasis on patients across the lifespan and from special populations including the health-disparate underserved, elderly, children, and racial/ethnic populations. As you explore our web site, you will find a broad spectrum of information resources and services. For example, our pilot program provides opportunities for seed grants to stimulate new ideas, promote multidisciplinary team science, and catalyze long term projects to completion. Our research networks ensure collaborations that foster data sharing and integration, while our translational research component brings patients new treatments in more effective ways. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope you visit again.
David P. Huston, M.D. Director, Texas A&M Clinical Science and Translational Research (CSTR) Institute
Texas A&M Leadership Team
Jack Smith, MD, PhD;
Translational Science Base: Biomedical Informatics