TL1 PI/Directors Group


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TL1 awards support students seeking a practical introduction to clinical and translational research. The CTSA Program hub selects TL1 candidates and provides full-time research training support for predoctoral candidates as well as postdoctoral fellows

Goal: The overarching goal of the group is to provide clinical and translational research training for the next generation of the biomedical research workforce.

  • The group includes academic and professional staff leading and managing programs funded by NCATS T-awards (e.g. TLI and T32).

  • These programs include pre-doctoral students in Ph.D. programs, year-out programs from professional degrees (M.D., D.P.T., D.Pharm., or other professional doctoral programs) and post-­doctoral trainees in traditional post-doctoral fellowships, residencies or clinical fellowships.
  • It is recognized that within an institution the core funding is from NCATS, but other students may be supported by funding leveraged from MSTP, other training grants, foundations, individual NRSAs and institutional funds.

The mission of the group is to:

  • Foster collaboration and sharing of best practices among programs.
  • Foster collaboration with other components of the workforce development initiatives of NCATS and the CTSA Program Consortium.
  • Develop robust evaluation processes that will lead to improvement of outcomes.
  • Define outcome metrics that can be broadly applied across programs and integrated with other common metrics of outcome success.
  • Facilitate networking mechanisms among program graduates that will enhance their ability to succeed in fulfilling careers that advance clinical and translational science.