Eight scholars begin summer Translational Science Fellowship program
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.
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.