The SCTR Southeastern Predoctoral Clinical & Translational Research Training Program program is designed to increase the number of well-trained clinical researchers who will assume leadership roles in the design, conduct, and oversight of future multidisciplinary clinical investigations critical to the mission of National Institute of Health (NIH). The program is designed for PhD candidates with strong interest in clinical & translational research careers. The training program will provide early exposure and appropriate training in clinical research methodology, the application of cutting edge technology to clinical research, and address pipeline issues by stimulating interest from doctoral students in health- and disease-related disciplines.
Training individuals to become rigorous, high-quality, and proactive clinical investigators by teaching the principles and practice of clinical investigation and the application of cutting edge technology to clinical research is a goal of the SPCTR training program. A focus on providing doctoral students from the six colleges with clinical research training including development of basic skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, measurement, recruitment and retention of diverse populations in clinical research, and in the application of cutting edge research technologies is the foundation of this program.
The training offered will be a carefully designed, yet flexible, curriculum that enables students to ultimately function as clinical investigators in a multidisciplinary environment. The interactive program environment involves students, faculty members, and mentors and is structured around activities such as a program introduction, development & implementation of a research project, the trainees PhD curriculum or clinical track in a dual degree program (MSTP, DMD/PhD, etc) supplemented with courses from the Masters of Science in Clinical Research.
The SPCTR Training Program is sponsored by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR), funded by the TL1 training grant within the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) from NIH.
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