Educational functions in the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine are focused on providing learning and training opportunities in basic and translational research methodologies that will advance both clinical and non-clinical research goals within the UA Department of Medicine and at the UA Health Sciences colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing and public health.

UA Health Sciences strategic goals rest on achievement among four pillars:

  • Health Disparities—promoting ‘health equity’ for all
  • Neuroscience—battling debilitating brain diseases and injuries
  • Population Health—providing new, cost-effective ways to fight disease
  • Precision Medicine—tailoring treatments to the individual

In many cases, we operate in a support capacity to work others within the UA Health Sciences colleges, centers and institutes—and various collaborators across the UA campus and beyond—are doing to advance health care research and training.


The Arizona Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (AZiCATS) is the academic home responsible for advancing clinical and translational research (CTR). It provides health profession training and mentorship in CTR, and serves as a statewide resource for dissemination of innovative solutions to Arizona’s vexing health challenges. To that end, AZiCATS offers a variety of training, education and mentoring opportunities to promote research and researchers of both today and tomorrow.

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Research Training 

An important mission of the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine is training students (from high schools, colleges and universities), pre-doctoral fellows (including medical and graduate students), postdoctoral fellows (including research and clinical fellows) and junior faculty members in disease-oriented basic research, translational research, clinical research and population health science research.

All the faculty members in the division are fully committed to this educational mission and actively involved in teaching and mentoring of high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral research fellows, postdoctoral clinical fellows, visiting scholars, and junior faculty members. 

Other Training Programs

Many of our faculty members are designated mentors and supervisors in a variety of research training programs at the University of Arizona including the following: