Our educational programs expand the critical mass of expert scientists undertaking clinical and translational research through innovative education, training and mentoring programs.
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|"K-Club" - Research Career and Writing Group||x||x||x||x|
|"PI-Club" - Pathway to Independence Working Group||x||x||x||x|
|Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program||x||x||x|
|Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship (TL1) Training Program||x||x||x||x|
|Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP)||x|
|Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|MD/PhD (MSTP) Program||x|
|Clinical/Translational Research Pathway Program||x|
|Millennium PhD Program||x||x|
|Clinical and Population Health Research PhD Program||x|
|Master in Public Health Program||x||x|
|Faculty Diversity Scholars Program||x||x|
|Junior Faculty Development Program||x|
Please click on the links below to learn more about opportunities available through the UMCCTS and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS, a join MassTERi/UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) initiative, is designed to support the translation of biomedical research by providing early-stage education and strategic guidance to faculty, staff and students during the ideation phase of technology development.
The UMCCTS Research Career Award Writing Group (K-Club) was established in 2007 and is co-lead by Drs. Douglas Ziedonis and Sherry Pagato in collaboration with the UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs and Dr. Rob Milner. The group meets monthly to provide information and feedback on academic career development and on preparing a research career award application (NIH K-awards, VA Research Career awards, UMCCTS Clinical Research Scholars KL2 award, etc.).
Faculty will receive:
- Feedback on CV development
- Help on preparing NIH biosketches
- Support on creating yearly career development plans
- Individualized help on developing career goals and program research
- Support with writing the career development grant application
- Guidance on selecting and working with primary and secondary mentors (if needed)
The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the UMMS Office of Research "R-Club" was established in October 2014. Drs. Beth McCormick and Robert Goldberg are pleased to announce the third annual offering of the Pathway to Independence (PI) Club at UMMS, an auxiliary of the "R-Club".
The Pathway to Independence (PI) Club at UMMS is a working group that is available for all current and past K awardees and junior faculty who are contemplating the submission of an R-type grant (e.g., R01, R03, R21) to the NIH during the coming academic year as well as for those who might be considering foundation or other types of awards. This working group is particularly geared to young investigators who will be submitting grant proposals as part of their career pathway and are committed to a research career. This working group is intended to enhance, and not replace, mentoring by peers and senior faculty.
Training of investigators who will make a career of innovative, hypothesis-driven clinical and translational research is a top priority of the UMCCTS. The Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program has been developed to address this need. The training program will combine coursework, seminars, and mentored research.
The UMCCTS Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship (TL1) Training Program is located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), an emerging leader in translational research to move laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients. UMMS is a member of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, receives federal research funding exceeding $307.6 million, and is home to the leading research journal Medical Care. Our world-renowned faculty has received honors from the Institute of Medicine, the American Statistical Association, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Medical Informatics Association. Affiliated programs, centers and institutes include the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the Meyers Primary Care Institute, the Program in Molecular Medicine, the RNA Therapeutics Institute, MassBiologics, the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, to name a few.
The goal of the Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP) is to support the development of independent UMass researchers who conduct community engaged research. Community engaged reseach involves collaborative research with community partners along the translational research continuum.
The UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Program provides MD as well as PhD trainees with methodologic and content skills that will enable them to design, conduct, and analyze the results of clinical, public health, and translational research investigations.
The goal of the UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciencs MD/PhD (MSTP) Program is to provide highly motivated students the opportunities to develop skill and experience in biomedical investigation and the practice of medicine. This is a rigorous and challenging program, and upon successful completion, the student is awarded both the PhD in Biomedical Sciences and the MD. The objective is to train physician-scientists who will make significant contributions to health care and who will become the leaders of academic medicine.
The UMMS Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Clinical/Translational Research Pathway (CTRP) Program will assist its graduates to:
- become leaders in combining a clinical and research career, often needed for placement in the most competitive residencies.
- contribute to the evidence-base underlying the practice of moder medicine.
- learn skills needed to keep their practice base up-to-date with new evidence-based medicine.
Successful participation in the Clinical Translational Research Pathway entails appropriate participation in courses and experiential learning in parallel with the traditional medical student curriculum. This includes acquiring the broad array of skills necessary to lead and participate in CTR such as epidemiology biostatistics and cellular-molecular biology at the level expected for a Master's degree.
The UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Millennium PhD Program (MPP) ensures that physicians are equipped with the tools necessary to allow patients to benefit from the remarkable advances in knowledge derived from basic biomedical research.
The UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Clinical and Population Health Research Program was specifically designed for students with an advanced degree and/or relevant clinical research experience; therefore, students have the opportunity to be directly involved in research from the very beginning of the program. The strong and diverse clinical and health services research portfolio available provides students with a range of hands-on experiences while they take courses and choose dissertation projects.
A Master of Public Health degree is offered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus in Worcester. This degree is granted though and accredited by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The courses are taught in Worcester by faculty from both campuses.
The MPP grants PhD degrees to people who previously earned an MD. The students are given substantial credit for medical school classes, so that only a minimum number of additional didactic courses (as few as one) are required before the student can take a qualifying exam.
The UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs Faculty Diversity Scholars Program (FDSP) is part of UMMS' multifaceted approach to workforce diversity. The primary goal of the FDSP is to recruit new faculty (including the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing) from underrepresented groups in the health sciences and to support their successful academic career advancement.
The UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs Junior Faculty Development Program provides a foundation for the success of junior faculty at UMMS. The program provides a year-long intensive professional development experience for junior faculty, designed to facilitate their success in academic medicine.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School encompasses two divisions:
- Basic & Biomedical Sciences
- Clinical & Translational Sciences
The programs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences train students in their selected specialty area and emphasize a broad background in the basic medical sciences, in preparation for research with direct relevance to human disease.
The UMMS Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) is to prepare practice-focused and research-focused doctorally prepared nurses and leaders to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for the Commonwealth and beyond. Through partnerships with mult-cultural communities and clinical organizations; research practice, service and education are integrated to advance nursing knowledge, science and competencies to provide exemplary health care for all.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School - School of Medicine was founded in 1962 to provide affordable, quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partner, UMassMemorial Health Care.