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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE CTSI NEWSLETTER! To receive future editions of the Newsletter, subscribe to the CTSI-ANNOUNCE-L Listserv. It's quick and easy to do and will ensure that you also receive other CTSI announcements as they are distributed. To subscribe, simply send an email to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with the message: SUBSCRIBE CTSI-ANNOUNCE-L your-first-name your-last-name Or simply click here<mailto:[log in to unmask]&body=SUBSCRIBE%20CTSI-ANNOUNCE-L%20your-first-name%20your-last-name> to subscribe right now! --END NEWSLETTER EMAIL TEXT-- Douglas Theriaque, M.S. Director of Informatics General Clinical Research Center University of Florida Phone: (352) 265-0680 x46233 FAX: (352) 265-8910 E-Mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Web: http://www.dougtheriaque.com *********************** Confidentiality Notice *********************** NOTE: This communication may contain information that is legally protected from unauthorized disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, please note that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, you should notify the sender immediately by telephone or by return e-mail and delete this message from your computer.