Courses Begin August 2018
The CTSC Master's Degree Program is comprised of a didactic curriculum of core and elective courses and a mentored clinical research project. During the first year, trainees work with their mentors to develop and refine their research project. In the second year and third year (if needed), trainees will utilize the skills acquired from the didactic curriculum to conduct their research project, at 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons).
Projects must have a translational or clinical research focus. Pre-clinical studies should have near-term potential to translate into patient-oriented research. Clinical Trials (phases I or II) are permitted. Emphasis is placed on drug discovery, targeted therapeutics, biomarker or device development and novel technologies; projects focusing on health needs of LGBTI and underserved populations and/or directly impacting health outcomes in the community; pediatric and women's health studies; life course studies of disease; and studies incorporating biostatistical methodologies and design. Basic research proposals will not be considered for admission.
INVESTIGATORS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES –PRE-CLINICAL, CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL—ARE WELCOME TO APPLY. INDIVIDUALS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS, DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS AND/OR WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
- 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons) devoted to performing and completing a mentored clinical & translational research project during the training period
- 30 credits of didactic curriculum (22 Core and 8 Elective)
- Master’s Degree Thesis (Written Thesis and Oral Presentation)
- A presentation of the project at a Research-in-Progress networking lunch
- A presentation of the project at the Translational Science National Meeting
- Presentation of the project at a local, national or international scientific conference
- A grant submitted to the NIH or other funding agency requiring peer-reviewed funding with the trainee as the Principal Investigator, or a first author article submitted to a high-quality, peer-reviewed, scientific journal
Upon submission to the online application module ePAR, your application will undergo review based on several Application Review Criteria.
APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE
Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Candidates will be notified by June 2018 of their applications final disposition. At that time, if selected, the applicant will complete additional required regulatory and compliance documents within 30 days.
The goal of the Clinical & Translational Education Program (CTEP) is to educate and train highly motivated individuals to become successful, independent clinical and translational (C/T) investigators with a strong foundation in the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct C/T team research across disciplines and institutions.