Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholars Program (KL2)

Providing individualized, competency-based training in rigorous research methodologies to junior faculty interested in designing and conducting high-quality translational research

Offered by the ICRE and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the CTS Scholars Program provides courses, seminars, workshops, and experiential training to build essential translational research skills in team science, leadership, stakeholder engagement, communication, and moving innovations to commercialization.


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  1. Didactic Training

    Scholars with varying levels of prior research experience receive rigorous, individualized didactic training encompassing a broad spectrum of research methodologies, technologies, concepts, and research tools.

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  3. Experiential Learning

    Scholars are immersed in multidisciplinary research programs and given training in leadership, management, and team building, all of which fosters effective cross-disciplinary collaboration and team-oriented approaches to research.

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  5. Mentoring

    Scholars are aided by multidisciplinary mentoring and career guidance as they gain experience in the conduct of clinical research projects from conceptualization to completion.

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  7. A Platform for Independent Success

    Scholars develop and submit competitive grant applications to secure funding that will enable their success as independent clinical researchers.

"The ICRE’s professional development and mentoring seminars introduced me to countless resources across the university, helped me to build strong mentoring relationships, grew my professional network, provided me with team management skills, and fostered collaboration."

- Allison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
2019 Clinical and Translational Science Scholars Program Graduate

For information on eligibility, financial support, expectations, and curriculum, see the Program Details page.

Leadership


Wishwa N. Kapoor,
MD, MPH

Founder, Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholar Program (KL2)

Doris M. Rubio, PhD

Director, Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholar Program (KL2)

Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Director

Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee

Jennifer Brach,
PhD, PT

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy

Janet Catov,
PhD, PT

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Bruce Childers,
PhD

Computing and Information Science

Yvette Conley,
PhD

School of Nursing

Jordan Karp,
MD

Psychiatry

Elizabeth Krans,
MD MSc

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Deepika Mohan,
MD MPH

Critical Care Medicine

Samuel M. Poloyac,
PharmD, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mark Roberts,
MD

Health Policy and Management

Matthew Rosengart,
MD, MPH

Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

Sanjeev Shroff,
PhD

Bioengineering

Charles Sfeir,
DDS, PhD

Dental Medicine


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