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Training for medical professionals

TRANSLATIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT THE TRANSLATIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CORE

The CCTST Translational Workforce Development (TWD) program is designed to enhance the clinical research skills, mentorship, and productivity of clinical and translational investigators at the Academic Health Center, while developing new, and expanding existing, pipelines of future clinical and translational researchers. In addition, the program strives to enhance community awareness, interest, understanding, and involvement in clinical and translational research (CTR), and to advance the science of its teaching. 

The TWD program seeks to expand the pipeline of translational researchers by exposing a diverse audience of early-stage students (high school, allied health associate students) to clinical research.  Many of our pipeline engagement efforts serve the dual purpose of increasing our pipeline overall, but also improving workforce diversity. CPS and local associate degree programs enroll significantly higher percentages of diverse students than the student population of UC, so by targeting these audiences and exposing them to CTR training opportunities, we hope to recruit new and diverse talent to the field of clinical and translational research.

PROGRAM SUCCESSES

300 scholars graduated from MS and Certificate programs

MS alumni: 85% hold academic positions

Over $75 million in grant funding awarded to trainees and alumni

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

PIPELINE ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

RESOURCES

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