The MCW Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for the Scientific Teams Advancing Research Translations (START) TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program. The START TL1 award supports trainees seeking a practical introduction to clinical and translational research. The TL1 award provides full-time research training support for one year for a.) postdoctoral students with clinical degrees (as defined below) who are currently enrolled in a research certificate or degree granting program, and b.) predoctoral students (i.e. MD/PhD or PhD students) seeking additional training in research.
The overall goal of START TL1 Program award is to increase the number of well-trained clinician-scientists who can lead the design and oversight of future clinical investigations critical to transforming the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster.
During the year of research, trainees will participate in workshops that teach grant writing, manuscript writing, and other professional development skills, including best practice strategies to optimize communication skills.
Trainees will also receive Team Science instruction as well as vertically integrated training experiences. Medical and graduate students conducting clinical and translational research will participate in the program along with postdoctoral students who will work together to better translate research findings throughout the entire spectrum of translational research. The program also utilizes activities with high school and undergraduates from our pipeline programs, to reinforce the impact that clinical and translational research has on human populations within our community.
Trainees will participate in bi-annual conferences to present their current studies in a team-based environment.
The training experience will be optimized by the use of Individual Development Plans (IDP).
For this award cycle, applications are being accepted for:
Predoctoral awardees (MD/PhD or PhD) conducting clinical and translational research
Postdoctoral awardees (PhD, MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DC, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPh, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND, DSW, PsyD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited foreign institution) conducting clinical and translational research
Please read this RFA carefully for complete eligibility requirements related to the applicant and type of research proposed.
The start date for the TL1 award is July 1, 2024. The one-year appointment can be renewed once, at the discretion of the TL1 admissions committee and based on the accomplished work to date, for a total possible appointment of two years.
The MCW CTSI START TL1 training program is part of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program, the goal of which is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. It is funded through a grant from the National Center for Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS).
Publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI should acknowledge support by stating “Support received by grants TL1 TR001437 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”
Please read all parts of this application carefully before applying.