Education and Professional Development


The Education and Professional Development core offers innovative inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary educational offerings that provide comprehensive training for clinical and translational science researchers.

The Education core includes a broad, flexible, and integrated set of programs providing needed clinical and translational research skills to a diverse population of trainees – from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to those in faculty and leadership positions. These programs help to foster a collaborative culture of investigation centered on the training and mentoring of the research community at UIC.

The educational structure of this core is designed to encourage team science and provides a varied curriculum to serve the needs of new, junior and senior trainees, junior and senior faculty members, and community and research support staff.  Opportunities include workshops and seminars, and a mentored research programs. Accredited, formal coursework is available through degree and certificate programs for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral individuals.

  • Research Support Staff

    • Summer Program in Clinical and Translational Methods

      • This three-day program in Clinical and Translational Research Methods is for clinicians and research coordinators who incorporate research into their clinical practice, or those who are interested in exploring clinical and translational research possibilities.
    • Research Support Staff Seminar Series

  • Students in Clinical Degree and PhD Programs

  •  Clinical Residents/Fellows & Post-Docs

    • Summer Program in Clinical and Translational Methods

      • This three-day program in Clinical and Translational Research Methods is for clinicians and research coordinators who incorporate research into their clinical practice, or those who are interested in exploring clinical and translational research possibilities.
    • Online Certificate Programs

      • 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.
    • Grant Writing

      • HPA 591: Grant Writing for New Investigators
      • Grantwriting Workshop
    • Your Future in Science Seminar Series

  •  Junior Faculty Members

    • Summer Programs

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

      • 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.
    • Grant Writing

      • HPA 591: Grant Writing for New Investigators
      • Grantwriting Workshop
    • Post-doctoral Training in Clinical and Translational Science

      • KL2 Programs
      • Professional Development Program
    • Mentor Training Program

      • An eight hour, intensive mentoring workshop is hosted two times each year, specifically for assistant and associate level professors.
    • Professional Development Workshop & Seminar Series

      • Expert speakers are invited to address specifically tailored topics which meet the needs of the research faculty at UIC.