13 Oct Apply Now for Our TL1 Mentored Research Training Program
The application period is now open for the ITHS TL1 Translational Research Training Program, a predoctoral training program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We invite graduate students from health-related programs at the University of Washington and Montana State University to apply by December 15th for the program.
We spoke with Dr. Trevor Zahl about his experience as a member of the 2022–2023 TL1 cohort. “After completing my PhD, I am extremely interested in pursuing a career in pharmaceutical development or startups. Attending Technology Development Center (TDC) meetings provided me with an initial glimpse into the hurdles confronted by emerging medical technologies,” he said. “My experience with the TL1 Program emphasized the significance of assembling a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the transition of an emerging technology from the benchtop to the clinic. My experience with the TDC provided me with valuable insights into the practical applications of the concepts taught in our TL1 seminar.” You can learn more about previous TL1 trainees here.
My experience with the TL1 Program emphasized the significance of assembling a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the transition of an emerging technology from the benchtop to the clinic.
Kelsey Conrick, MPH, is a PhD candidate in the UW School of Social Work and a member of the 2022-2023 Cohort. Her TL1 project focused on helping social workers prevent harm from firearms. She was motivated to join the program when she heard about others’ great experiences. “I had the opportunity to listen to inspiring people,” she said of her time in the program in a recent interview.
The TL1 is a one-year program that 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 2024–2025 program starts June 16, 2024.
During their year with the program, trainees commit full time towards their translational research and training, taking part in interactive seminars and coursework designed to broaden their skillset. They’ll also receive additional mentorship from TL1 faculty. By the time they graduate from the program, trainees will have gained key skills to propel them in their journey to becoming impactful translational researchers.
Get all the details about the program, watch an informational video, and apply on the TL1 Request for Applications page.Apply Now