Training And Education

Translational researchers are the medical professionals whose job it is to “translate” research. Because they turn scientific discoveries into practical applications that improve healthcare, they are of key importance to achieving the CRC’s mission “to advance medical knowledge and to foster the translation of new discoveries in basic research to the solutions of clinical problems.” Consequently, it is essential to the success of the Center to train and mentor the next generation of researchers and support their continuing education. The Center does that in several ways. Several courses on principles of clinical research and clinical research coordinators are offered. The Center sponsors a semi-monthly seminar series on emerging knowledge and recent scientific discoveries, and innovations in clinical research methods. Finally, we organize and host a summer fellowship program that provides a mentored introduction to clinical research for undergraduate and graduate students.