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Translational Research

This Master's track is designed to train students in the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational NIH-CTSA Core Competencies for Translational Research. Graduates will be prepared to fill the increasing demand for skilled translational researchers in academic research centers, government, and industry, including biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies.

This track is a great option for traditional graduate students as well as current industry employees and professional degree holders (MD, RN, PharmD, DDS) looking to advance their careers in the field of translational research.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Stem Cell Research
  • Translational Cancer Research
  • Pharmacogenomics

Students may opt for a thesis or non-thesis degree.

View Requirements.  

NIH-CTSA Core Competencies for Translational Research: 

  1. CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH QUESTIONS
  2. LITERATURE CRITIQUE
  3. STUDY DESIGN
  4. RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION
  5. SOURCES OF ERROR
  6. STATISTICAL APPROACHES
  7. BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS
  8. CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERATCIONS
  9. SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
  10. CULTURAL DIVERSITY
  11. TRANSLATIONAL TEAMWORK
  12. LEADERSHIP
  13. CROSS DISCIPLINARY TRAINING
  14. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT