Seven graduate students begin Translational Research Training Program

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Graduate students with varied research interests including placental disease, movement and the brain, immune response to a bacterial pathogen, protein structure in neurons, DNA mutations in breast cancer, parent feeding practices, and behavioral inhibition have started a year of training in clinical and translational sciences.

The TL1 Translational Research Training Program is a yearlong opportunity offered by the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute. It teaches the next generation of scientists the skills to move research efficiently out of the laboratory to benefit patients in the health care system.

The National Institutes of Health-funded TL1 program supports predoctoral graduate and medical students seeking advanced full-time training in clinical and translational research. Graduate students in the TL1 program expand their major course of study by completing a dual-title doctorate in clinical and translational sciences or a graduate certificate in translational science. Medical students complete a master’s degree in public health or clinical research. TL1 scholars are selected each year through a competitive application process.