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Interactive Online Training

TRCC  faculty have developed interactive online courses to promote mastery of topics of interest tol TRCC members. UT or TRCC affiliates can enroll for a certificate of completion; graduate credit can be obtained by inter-campus registration.


Presented by UT-Austin McCombs School of Business and UTMB
Course director: Stan Watowich (

  • Overview
  • Registration 
  • Syllabus 
  • Reviews

Entrepreneurship & Technology Management certificate

Presented by University of Houston Clear Lake and UTMB
Course directors: Mark Hellmich ( and Dorothy Kirkman (
Successful completion of the following four courses is required for certificate

1. Management of Technology (May - June 27, 2014)

Overview  Registration   Syllabus  Reviews

2. Leading Technology (August 23 – October 24, 2014)

Overview   Registration)  Syllabus  Reviews

3. Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (October 27 – December 15, 2014)

Overview   Registration   Syllabus  Reviews

4. Entrepreneurship & Corporate Venturing (January 7 – February 27, 2015)

Overview  Registration   Syllabus  Reviews



TRCC Member Course Offerings

Member CTSAs have developed unique curriculums to enhance clinical and translational training of their faculty, research fellows, and students. Course listings, details, and syllabi can be found under each CTSA program. Contact information for CTSA educational programs can be found here.


Inter-Institutional Registration

TRCC Collaborative Education courses may be taken for credit by graduate students in good standing if the student’s institution and the course institution have appropriate shared registration agreements in place. An agreement is in place that covers the Gulf Coast Consortium (GCC) intuitions (Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, UT-MD Anderson, UT-Health Science Center, and UT-Medical Branch).



The following information applies to GCC  students seeking graduate course credit from GCC institutions. The procedure is not as complicated as it initially appears, requiring only a few signatures.

Inter-Institutional Course Registration Rules and Guidelines
  • Requested class must not be offered by the home institution during term.
  • Requested class must be necessary for completion of graduate degree.
  • Number of credits allowed per term/semester may vary depending on the policy of the host school.
  • All approval signatures must be completed.
  • Foreign students taking inter-institutional courses – You must check with your International Services Office regarding additional paperwork. Most host schools will require a copy of your I-20/DS-2019, visa stamp, passport ID page, and 1-94.


Instructions for Completing Inter-Institutional Registration Form


  1. Please print.
  2. Select the course(s) using the host school’s course schedule.
  3. Fill out form completely.
  4. Obtain approval from instructor for each course.
  5. Obtain approval from graduate program director/dean/designee at home school
  6. Obtain approval from International Services Office (if applicable).
  7. Obtain approval from home school official designee. Ask home school official if there are any additional required forms.
  8. Obtain approval from host school registrar or official designee. Ask host school official if there are any additional required forms.
  9. Provide a copy of completed form to home school official designee
  10. Provide copy of completed form to International Services Office at home school (if applicable).
  11. Keep copy of form for your records.


Dropping an Inter-Institutional Course
  • Contact home school official and host school official to obtain instructions on dropping/withdrawing from an inter-institutional course.
  • Courses must be dropped at both institutions to avoid a failing grade. 




Contact Information

Contact the following individuals for additional information regarding the educational and training programs offered by each Texas CTSA Consortium:

UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Ashley Hood, Ph.D.

Jon Tyson, M.D.

The UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine

Helen Yin, Ph.D.

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science

Michael Lichtenstein, M.D., M.Sc. 

Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics


UTMB Institute for Translational Science

Karl Anderson, M.D.
Director, ITS Education Office

Bill Ameredes, M.D.

co-director, Translational Research Scholar Program

Mark Hellmich, Ph.D.
Director, Human Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine graduate program

Stan Watowich, Ph.D.
Director, Collaborative Innovation & Entrepreneurship program