Educational & Professional Development Resources


For Junior Faculty Scholars

NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

The Lasker program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions.


For NIH K-Series Career Development Award Applicants

NIH-supported career development awards are designed to develop a diverse pool of highly trained scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. These awards provide junior faculty with protected time in order to become productive and fully independent investigators, as well as mentors for the next generation of researchers. The resources included here provide detailed information about the various types of career development awards, as well as specific tools to be used in putting together K award applications.


Health Sciences Library

UIC Health Sciences Library Clinical and Translational Science Research Guide

This is a compilation of resources available through and recommended by the Health Sciences Library. Included are reporting tools, databases, and author tools

UIC Health Sciences Library Workshops

The Library of the Health Sciences offers workshops focused on instruction and consultation in locating and evaluating scientific research indexed in scholarly databases (e.g., Medline, Embase) and in grey (unpublished) literature. Workshops also provide training for using NCBI databases. Consultation with health sciences librarians in searching the literature is also available.


Team Science

Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference

The Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference is a week-long international, multi-agency forum dedicated to the empirical field of the science of team science. SciTS brings together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines, including: translational research, evaluation, communications, social and behavioral sciences, complex systems, technology and management in an effort to enhance understanding of how best to engage in team science to meet society's needs.


General Research

Video Resources from Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 

The CCTSI (Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute), one of our fellow CTSA Programs at the University of Colorado Denver, has produced a host of useful online video resources. Topics include: Researcher Networking, How Bioinformatics Can Jump Start Your Research Career, Regulatory Compliance: What You Need to Know, Best Practices in Research Forms Design, Managing to Research Data Resources, mRNA Expression Technology, and more. (Supported by NIH/NCATS Colorado CTSI Grant Number UL1 RR025780. Contents are the authors' sole responsibility and do not necessarily represent official NIH views.)