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NIH Summer Course in Clinical and Translational Research

Dr. Juan Lertora speaking to a group of Ph.D. students

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July 8-19, 2019

NIH Campus, Building 10



"What is the role of the PhD scientist in clinical and translational research?"

The NIH Summer Course in Clinical and Translational Research is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Office of Clinical Research in partnership with the NIH Clinical Center Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the course is to demonstrate the role of PhD scientists in clinical and translational research, provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and increase awareness and access to PhD role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH.

The course is offered by the CC at no cost. However, participants are required to provide for their housing/lodging, food, and transportation during their participation in this course. Information on housing in the Bethesda, MD area can be found on the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association website. The NIH is located on the Red Line of the Washington, DC Metro Rail System at the 'Medical Center' stop.

Core Topics

The course will provide a foundation in key areas of clinical and translational research. Overarching topics are listed below:

  • Study Design (Statistics and Critical Review)
  • Protocol Development and Implementation
  • Scientific and Ethical Review of Research
  • Special Topics in Training and Research Opportunities
  • Medical Product Development and FDA Regulations
  • Special Topics in Training and Research Opportunities
  • Implementing Lessons Learned

Eligibility Requirements

Beginning in 2019, the course will be open to both doctoral graduate students and PhD investigators. For more information on the eligibility and to apply, please visit the Application page.

Selection Process

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in May 2019. Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 30 total participants for the 2019 course.


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