NRSA Training Core

Project: Research project

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Contact PD/PI: Berglund, Lars F NRSA-Training-001 (015)TRAINING CORE: TL1SUMMARY / ABSTRACTThe UC Davis CTSC proposes a new predoctoral and postdoctoral interdisciplinary program to train diversescholars in clinical and translational research methods. The CTSC with the leaders of this TL1 program willbuild upon the direction and philosophy of our former successful CTSC predoctoral program and its affiliatedpartners including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med-into-Grad program to enhance theinterdisciplinary and team science strategies put forth over the past 8 years. There will be a renewed focus ontraining core competencies in clinical and translational research as well as providing clinical experiences tobiomedical trainees recruited from schools and colleges across the UC Davis campus. Diverse scholars andmentors will be recruited from the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing, and the Colleges ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering, all key partners in the past.Our program will be framed over two years (with a one year option for medical students) and focus on rigorousmentoring through the Mentoring Academy with monitoring of scholar progress and the training performance ofthe mentoring teams. In addition, the program will provide a creative training and scientific milieu facilitatingcareer development to the next stage of the scholars' research careers, either as independent researchers inacademic, government, or private research laboratories, or as high-level translational team research scholars.This TL1 program adds substantial value to UC Davis and our CTSC, and uniquely facilitates training andinteractions among PhD, MD, and DVM trainees. We view the partnerships forged through the CTSC andtrainees as essential to creating a rich interactive research environment and the strong foundation for teamscience of the future. Our goals are to: create individual training pathways to develop a diverse workforce thatcrosses disciplinary boundaries, enhance mentoring capacity within the CTSC in the fields of VeterinaryMedicine, Engineering, Nutrition, and Biological Sciences to support translational team science, and expandtraining opportunities for all UC Davis Clinical and Translational Research Scholars. While we emphasize theoutstanding foundation and the accumulated experience upon which this program has been built, the proposedtraining program will begin anew with the added capacity to engage postdoctoral scholars across the UC Daviscampus. Overall, the TL1 is well positioned to accomplish new goals and objectives through the opportunitiesafforded by a strong partnership with the UC Davis CTSC, diverse schools and colleges across UC Davis, andunique resources and related NIH-supported programs.Project Summary/Abstract Page 1079Contact PD/PI: Berglund, Lars F NRSA-Training-001 (015)TRAINING CORE: TL1BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES CITED1. Asmuth D, Wun T, Mullen N, Garcia E, Chedin E, Whitney E, Gillis M, Anderson K, Tarantal A, Kenyon N, Curry FR, and Berglund L. UC Davis CTSA: coming of age: integrated programs help put the spotlight on clinical and translational science. Clin Transl Sci 2:98-101, 2009.2. Fleming M, House S, Hanson VS, Yu L, Garbutt J, McGee R, Kroenke K, Abedin Z, and Rubio DM. The Mentoring Competency Assessment: validation of a new instrument to evaluate skills of research mentors. Acad Med 88:1002-1008, 2013. PMCID: PMC37272503. Knowlton AA, Rainwater JA, Chiamvimonvat N, Bonham AC, Robbins JA, Henderson S, and Meyers FJ. Training the translational research teams of the future: UC Davis-HHMI Integrating Medicine into Basic Science program. Clin Transl Sci 6:339-346, 2013. PMCID: PMC38014124. Meyers FJ, Begg MD, Fleming M, and Merchant C. Strengthening the career development of clinical translational scientist trainees: a consensus statement of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Research Education and Career Development Committees. Clin Transl Sci 5:132-137, 2012. PMCID:PMC37716925. Meyers FJ and Henderson MC. Graduate medical education reform: moving the elephant. J Gen Intern Med 29:1434-1435, 2014. PMCID: PMC42382006. Roodgar M, Ross, CT, Kenyon NJ, Marcelino G, and Smith DG. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) regulatory region variation in non-human primates. Infect Genet Evol 31:236-244, 2015. PMCID:PMC43612907. Rubio DM, Blank AE, Dozier A, Hites L, Gilliam VA, Hunt J, Rainwater JA, and Trochim WM. Developing common metrics for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs): Lessons learned. Clin Transl Sci 6:339-346,2015. PMCID:PMC3801412References Cited Page 1080
Effective start/end date7/1/165/31/21


  • National Institutes of Health: $534,185.00


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