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New Mexico

University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center

Nurse practitioner with patients

A nurse practitioner meets with a patient and his mother at the UNM Health Sciences Center. (University of New Mexico Photo)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Principal Investigator
Richard S. Larson, M.D., Ph.D., University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center


The vision of the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) at the University of the New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center is to continue expanding and refining a transformative, novel academic home for essential clinical and translational health sciences discovery in New Mexico and the Mountain West region.

The UNM CTSC will integrate the efforts of community leaders and clinicians; basic, clinical and translational investigators; health care and research collaborators; and industry partners to advance meaningful human health discovery, and accelerate its applications in New Mexico communities.

With its numerous, diverse partners in New Mexico and the Mountain West region, CTSC has the expertise, infrastructure and resources to: 1) synergize multidisciplinary clinical and translational research to catalyze the application of new knowledge and techniques on the patient-care front lines; 2) recruit, train and advance talented, highly skilled investigators and research teams strong in cultural sensitivity, health disparity and biotechnology; 3) create an incubator for innovative research, information technologies and research informatics; and 4) expand existing partnerships between UNM Health Sciences Center researchers, practicing clinicians and communities to speed the development of medical research.

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