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Clinical and Translational Science Institute Newsletter - Volume 1,

Issue 3


FROM THE DIRECTOR



This edition of the CTSI Newsletter focuses on strategies designed to

create career paths for and to build a new cadre of multidisciplinary

and interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Science (CTS)

investigators who will become the CTS leaders of tomorrow. Such highly

trained and sought-after individuals would integrate at various levels

in the CTS workforce, be it in academia, industry or government....



Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/september2008.pdf







TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE CTSI: AN OVERVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL

POSSIBILITIES



In 1999, UF was awarded funding to establish its Advanced Postgraduate

Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI). This Program provides

clinical research training in a mentored research setting. As of Fall

2007, 64 trainees have enrolled in the APPCI, including 30 women and 34

men, 8 Hispanic, 8 Asian, 4 African-American and 1 Pacific Islander.

Trainees have included MDs (residents, fellows-in-training, and

faculty), PhDs, PharmDs and DMDs, and DOs from 24 departments and 5

colleges across the Health Science Center....



Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/september2008.pdf







GROWING QUALIFIED FACULTY: THE K12 PROGRAM



The goal of the K12 Program is to prepare highly motivated and talented

junior faculty at UF to work in multidisciplinary teams, to appreciate

that collaboration and teamwork are the expected goals and to have the

skills necessary to work successfully in multidisciplinary clinical

and/or translational research. Trainees of the Program will be known as

KL2 Clinical Research (CR) Scholars....



Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/september2008.pdf







PRE-DOCTORAL T32 TRAINING PROGRAM



Traditionally, researchers have been involved in only a single aspect of

medicine: They have either cared for patients or conducted basic science

investigations into the diseases making them ill. Recognizing the need

to help speed these basic science investigations into treatments that

can be used more effectively in patients, CTSI leaders will launch a new

program aimed at training clinical and translational

science (CTS) investigators....



Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/september2008.pdf







CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS



A clinical trial aimed at finding a new therapy or a cure for a disease

or condition is a complicated, arduous and exacting undertaking. The

investigators involved must be experts not only in the science behind

what they are testing and in tracking their participants, but they must

also carry out a host of time-consuming administrative tasks....



Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/september2008.pdf







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Director of Informatics

General Clinical Research Center

University of Florida



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