We are the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS). This is the institutional home for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) granted to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and its partner organizations.
The CTSA grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007. Our mission is to integrate clinical and translational research and career development across the South Texas area. We are reducing barriers to research and stimulating the transformation of knowledge into improved health care for Texas residents.
To accomplish this requires collaboration with many different organizations and input from many sources. One of our goals is to provide a health and wellness resource to the general public and to community physicians. This resource is in the form of a website called Healthy Texas (http://www.healthytexas.org). This site will grow and improve as the users suggest new and informative content. We would very much like to hear from our community members about what they would like to see on this site – please send us email at IIMS-CTSA@uthscsa.edu with your suggestions and comments.
We are in the process of collaborating with other CTSAs in Texas to make this truly a resource that is useful for all residents of Texas. Please check back frequently and see how the site has changed. Sign up and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/healthytexas) – we will send out messages as updates happen, but never more than once a week. Email us and tell us what you would like to see. This is a resource for Texas and we want to provide our users with information that is informative, educational and useful, so please help us accomplish that goal.