Eight scholars begin summer Translational Science Fellowship program

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Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s 2021 Translational Science Fellowship summer program begins this week. Graduate and medical students are attending a highly interactive 10-session program to learn clinical and translational research skills, which they can apply to their own mentored research projects. 

The program is targeted at early-stage learners and includes training in foundational skills like research design and data analysis and professional skills such as communication, ethics and teamwork. The program uses real-world clinical and translational research examples throughout the course. 

Opportunities to practice skills are integrated throughout the program using case studies, simulations, computer-based modules and small-group discussions. Penn State faculty lead the interactive sessions. 

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's TL1 training grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health funds the summer program. Ira Ropson is the program director. 

Learn more about the program in this story.

This year’s scholars, chosen through a competitive process, are Debarati Bhanja, Juliet Chung, Courtney Gerver, Madison Hearn, Kyungsene Lee, Griselda Martinez, Kiernan Riley and Deniz Siso.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce