Research Education & Careers in Health (REACH)


The CCTS offers a broad, flexible, and integrated set of education programs providing needed clinical and translational (CT) research skills to a diverse population of potential trainees – from undergraduates to those in faculty positions. These programs help to foster a collaborative culture of investigation centered on the training of students and the mentoring of junior faculty.

The CCTS educational structure is designed to encourage team science and provides a varied curriculum to serve the needs of junior and senior trainees, junior and senior faculty members, and community and research support personnel. Opportunities include both didactic coursework and mentored research, and include degree and certificate programs, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training, and a range of seminars and workshops.

  • Stage 1: Pre-Baccalaureate Students

    • Summer Programs

      • College of Medicine Urban Health Program - CCTS Summer Research Fellowship
      • 3-Day Summer Program in Clinical and Translational Methods
    • Honors College Course

      • HON 201: An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science
  • Stage 2: Students in Clinical Degree and PhD Programs

  •  Stage 3: Clinical Residents/Fellows

    • Summer Programs

      • 3-Day Summer Program in Clinical and Translational Research Methods
    • Online Certificate Programs

      • Clinical Research Methods Online Certificate Program
      • Health Disparities Research Online Certificate Program
    • Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science Program

      • The MS CTS is designed for applicants with previous clinical training or those in concurrent clinical degree programs, especially fellowship programs, postdoctoral training positions, or junior faculty with clinical responsibilities. Students will learn the basic skills used by clinical researchers supplemented by relevant electives that will provide basic concepts and theories consistent with each student's goals and objectives.
  •  Stage 4: Junior Faculty Members/Researchers