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Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS)

Published: February 18th, 2014

Category: Uncategorized

DEADLINE: March 28, 2014

You may be aware of some of the CTSI training programs for fellows and junior faculty.  The previously titled Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI) has been reconfigured as the Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS).   TRACTS is a two-year, tuition-funded mentored training program for faculty and senior fellows at the University of Florida who have a passion to pursue clinical/ translational research in the health sciences as a major component of their careers. TRACTS is designed to provide individuals with sufficient research experience, didactic knowledge and publishable research outcomes to be competitive for a K-level (NIH) mentored research award or equivalent. Scholars are required to develop and conduct, with the guidance of their mentor(s), a research project that is patient-oriented, human-subject related and translational in nature. This research emphasis includes population science, studies involving established publically accessible research databases, and surveys or studies of volunteer non-patient participants.

The UF CTSI Training and Professional DevelopmentProgram is currently soliciting nominations for participants.  If you have a senior fellow or junior faculty member who may benefit from the program, please review the information at https://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/education/programs/junior-faculty/tracts/#nomination.  The nomination deadline has been extended to March 28, 2014.  Nominations must come from the department chair with required items from the candidate.   The complete nomination instructions and forms are available at: Nomination Form and Instructions

TRACTS Scholars receive tuition for core coursework and up to 30 credit hours total (including core courses) toward a Master of Science with a concentration in Clinical/Translational Science (M.S.-CTS). Participants in TRACTS also receive oversight of course and research progress by the TRACTS Advisory Committee, pre-review of their grant applications, statistical support through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Research Design and Analysis Program (RDAP) and opportunities for collaboration with other research scholars.  The Department must be willing and able to permit each scholar 20 hours per week dedicated time to pursue graduate coursework and to conduct the approved research study.

Please contact Marian Limacher at 352-294-5343; limacmc@medicine.ufl.edu or the TRACTS director, Ron Shorr rshorr@ufl.edu with any questions.