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The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program in translational science for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community of emerging researchers and provides them 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 needed to become impactful translational researchers.
The ITHS TL1 Program supports trainees on their path to becoming successful translational investigators with the following:
TL1 support is contingent upon continual trainee progress and compliance with ITHS directives, as well as continued support from the NCATS grant that funds the TL1 Program.
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).
As part of their training in translational science, applicants selected for the TL1 program are expected to take courses in addition to those in their current program of study. The TL1 program requires courses in Biostatistics (e.g., BIOST 511, 512, 513 or BIOSTAT 517, 518), Epidemiological methods (e.g., EPI 511 or EPI 512, 513 or equivalent) and clinical trial methods (e.g., BIOST 524). The exact course plan to meet these requirements will depend on each individual’s prior course work, area of study and goals. Other relevant methods courses may also be taken, such as qualitative and mixed-methods.
Course credits from the TL1 program can be fully transferred to more advanced master’s or doctoral programs. Some students who enter the program 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 their coursework easily 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:
Up to sixteen (16) Trainees will be selected for the TL1 Program.
You will need one letter of recommendation:
1) Letter of Recommendation from Primary Mentor – Letters of recommendation should be no longer than two pages, address the applicant’s promise as a translational researcher, and include information on the level of support and involvement the mentor expects to provide the applicant during their potential appointment. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by mentors through the Mentor Letter of Recommendation Form.
Applicants: Please direct your mentors to the Mentor Letter of Recommendation Form as early as possible. All letters of recommendation are due on October 30, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT.
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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.
For information regarding this program, contact:
Project Specialist, Translational Workforce Development
Institute of Translational Health Sciences
850 Republican Street, Box 358051, Seattle, WA 98109
Email / 206.616.4547 / fax 206.616.9250
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