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The CCTS Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB) is committed to providing critical consultations and feedback to diverse groups of UIC faculty, pre- and post-doctoral students, community organizations, and faculty and trainees at other Chicago-area universities on their community-based research efforts.

Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS Overview and Service Core Description provides the necessary information for most applications.

Each summer, the CCTS Research Education and Careers in Health Program offers a three-day program in Clinical and Translational Research Methods for clinicians interested in incorporating research into their clinical practice or those who are interested in exploring clinical and translational research possibilities.

This program is designed for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring potential careers in the health sciences, and is focused on familiarizing them with biomedical research and practice opportunities.

If you are interested in conducting research and transferring clinical skills from "bench to the bedside," "study to practice," and "practice to policy," then you should consider one of UIC's CTS Joint Degree Programs.

HON 201, “An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science,” is an elective, one credit, one semester Honors College course that consists of ten 1.5 hour sessions over the semester. It introduces students, most of whom have a background in the natural sciences, to Clinical and Translational Science (CTS).

The CRM Online Certificate Program, offered through the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH), is designed to introduce clinicians, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, and physical therapists, to an array of methodologies needed to conduct clinical and translational research in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

The HDR Online Certificate Program, also offered through the UIC SPH, is a post-baccalaureate certificate that provides a documented concentration of study for graduate students, fellows, junior faculty, and working professionals particularly interested in identifying, analyzing, and addressing health disparities in vulnerable communities and broader populations.

The MS in Clinical and Translational Science (MS CTS), offered through the UIC School of Public Health, is designed for applicants with previous clinical training or those in concurrent clinical degree programs, especially those in fellowship programs, postdoctoral training positions, or junior faculty with clinical responsibilities.

The Request for Use of University Hospitals and Clinic Services form is required for investigators who wish to use hospital or clinic technical services as part of a clinical trial.

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