APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications Due: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for MS1s interested in the Summer Research Program.
Description of and application procedures for Summer Interprofessional Translational Research Design Course for Medical Students: TL1 Training Core.
Description of the program: Students who are accepted into the Institute for Translational Science (ITS) TL1 Training Core will participate in an 8 week course on inter-professional translational research study design in conjunction with a laboratory research rotation experience through the Summer Research Program. A stipend (~$4000) will be provided for selected MS1 TL1 predoctoral trainee to participate in both activities.
The inter-professional translational research design course includes graduate, medical, dual degree (MD/PhD) student, and post-doctoral fellows in the Institute for Translational Sciences. The course (4 hrs per week) uses a combination mini-lectures, small group discussion and in-class active learning exercises to guide students through the processes of identifying a translational research opportunity (gap in knowledge or practice), generating a testable hypothesis, and reviewing the scientific and clinical literature in order to develop the rationale and experimental approach to address the gap in knowledge and hypothesis.
Students will work in mixed small groups (teams). In addition to discussions on the basics of experimental study design (including basic biostatistics), core competencies of team leadership, oral and written communication and multidisciplinary team collaboration are addressed. The capstone projects are: 1) a small translational research proposal developed by the inter-professional group addressing a clinically relevant problem, and 2) a poster presentation on your research rotation project at the annual MSSRP poster session.
Application: Interested students must apply to be considered for this program and associated stipend. By Wednesday, April 3, 2019, please submit the following items via this application link: https://redcap.utmb.edu/surveys/?s=8WNPADW9C3
For More Information: Contact Mark Hellmich or Donna Adams