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The CCTS Research Navigator helps UIC clinical and translational research investigators and study coordinators find the information and resources needed to navigate research ideas through the university system. The Research Navigator will guide you through a complex research landscape to place you on the right path to the right resources at the right time.

This NIH website provides detailed information on NIH Career Development Awards (K awards).

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.

This grant writing course, offered through the Division of Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public health fosters grant writing skills, and helps students learn the mechanics of an NIH grant application, particularly K awards, and how to peer review applications.

Clinical Research Boot Camp is an intensive 3-day training program tailored to meet the specific needs of clinical research personnel and teach them to carry out successful clinical research studies.

The Library of the Health Sciences offers workshops focused on instruction and consultation in locating and evaluating scientific research indexed in scholarly databases (e.g., Medline, Embase) and in grey (unpublished) literature.

Community Engaged Research Boot Camp an intensive, 3-day program that provides the knowledge and tools research staff need to carry out successful community engaged research projects.

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.

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