Immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CTSA TL1 and KL2 training and career development.

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) TL1 trainees and KL2 scholars were surveyed to determine the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and career development. The most negative impact was lack of access to research facilities, clinics, and human subjects, plus for KL2 scholars lack of access to team members and need for homeschooling. TL1 trainees reported having more time to think and write. Common strategies to maintain research productivity involved time management, virtual connections with colleagues, and shifting to research activities not requiring laboratory/clinic settings. Strategies for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and career development are described.

Authors
Wayne T. McCormack, Miriam A. Bredella, David H. Ingbar, Rebecca D. Jackson, Emma A. Meagher, Cynthia D. Morris, Joan D. Nagel, Susan Pusek, Doris M. Rubio, Kathryn Sandberg, H. William Schnaper, Joel Tsevat, Jason G. Umans, and Scott McIntosh
Journal
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Publication Date
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1017/cts.2020.504
Linked Authors
Wayne
McCormack
TL1 Program Director/Principal Investigator
Miriam
Bredella
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Department of Radiology, MGH
David
Ingbar
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Integrative Biology & Physiology; CTSI Associate Director
Rebecca
Jackson
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Joan
Nagel
Susan
Pusek
Director, Education Programs
Kathryn
Sandberg
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine | Director, Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease, Georgetown University| Director, Predoc and Postdoc Training Program in Translational Biomedical Science GHUCCTS
William
Schnaper
Professor of Pediatrics
Joel
Tsevat, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine; Director, KL2 Program; and Director, ReACH Center - UT Health San Antonio and Professor of Population Health, Dell Medical School, UT Austin
Scott
Mcintosh
Survey Research Team Lead