The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community and provides Trainees with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams. The TL1 Program is open to applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds who meet the eligibility criteria.
Through a combination of thoughtful mentorship, interdisciplinary interaction, and focused training, TL1 Trainees receive the career development tools they need to become impactful translational researchers. By the end of their year in the program, all Trainees will feel confident in their ability to further their translational research careers.
The application window for the 2018 cohort will open in October 2017
The ITHS TL1 Program supports Trainees on their path to becoming clinical and translational investigators with the following:
The TL1 Program is a predoctoral training program sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This program focuses on improving Trainee experience and knowledge of the Core Competencies of Clinical and Translational Research. TL1 Trainees commit full-time effort towards their translational research and the training involved in the program. They participate in regular seminars, attend ITHS career development events, take part in cohort building activities, and expand their translational skillset through training.
By the end of their appointments, Trainees can expect to be able to:
TL1 Trainees will continue the pursuit of their terminal degrees while also incorporating the quarterly TL1 Seminars (UCONJ 517 in Summer, UCONJ 599 in Fall, Winter, and Spring). Trainees meet with the TL1 Directors early in their appointment period to discuss other coursework that would help round out their translational skillset (i.e. courses in Biostatistics, Study Design, and Epidemiologic Methods).
Course credits from the TL1 program can be fully transferred to more advanced master’s or doctoral programs. Some students who enter this level will extend their professional predoctoral training up to a year. However, there will be some students whose prior coursework or experience may allow them to integrate this level into their ongoing professional doctoral work.
The TL1 Program is open to students enrolled in predoctoral programs within the University of Washington. These include Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work, as well as health-related programs in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
To be considered eligible for the TL1 Program, applicants must be:
Applicants must not:
ITHS is no longer accepting applications for the 2017 cohort. The application window for the 2018 cohort will open in October 2017.
The application consists of:
Up to twenty (20) Trainees will be selected for the TL1 Program. The process is as follows:
* Completing requirements to ensure compliance
Translational research involves moving knowledge and discovery gained from the basic sciences to its application in clinical and community settings. This concept is often summarized by the phrases “bench-to-bedside” and “bedside-to-community” research. Take a look at the Translational Science Spectrum from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to see where your research fits.