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Seminars and Workshops


GHUCCTS offers a variety of organized seminars, workshops, and lectures oriented to the needs of trainees, faculty, and staff at various levels. Throughout the year, these seminars and workshops provide additional opportunities for career development and enrichment:

Our Translational Workforce Development (TWD) component offers a variety of organized seminars, workshops, and lectures oriented to the needs of trainees, faculty, and staff at a variety of levels. These seminars and workshops are designed to refine skills needed for Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Including: Grant-Writing seminar series and Grant-Writing Workshops.
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The Grant-Writing Workshop:


This 6-month interactive workshop focuses on applying knowledge of clinical trials design, biostatistics, and research ethics to trainee specific proposal. Each participant will develop, revise, and prepare to submit an F-, K-, or R-series NIH grant application, or equivalent over the course of this in-person workshop with constructive input from facilitators and participants. Participants will hone their grant writing skills through attending lectures on best practices for individual grant components and by giving and receiving constructive feedback from their peers. These workshops are embedded within our Translational Biomedical Science evening series on Thursdays rotating between Georgetown and Howard Universities.  For more information please visit our CLICK HERE.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series:

To provide face-to-face training for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators in the responsible conduct of research in order to promote ethical, rigorous and reproducible science. The following in-person series dovetails to required CITI modules and provides an opportunity for investigators to discuss all aspects of these topics with an expert in the field. This series also fulfills the requirements of multiple funding agencies. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Mentor Training Workshop Series

Upcoming Events:

  • April 23-24, 2019: Facilitating Research Mentor Training Workshop: This workshop helps participants learn evidence-based approaches to implementing research mentor training programs that will strengthen productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees.

Past Events:

  • February 6-7, 2018: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research: This workshop is geared towards both new and seasoned mentors involved in lab-based research to patient-oriented research. Those who are mentoring graduate & medical students, post-docs, and junior faculty colleagues are also encouraged to attend. 
  • February 22, 2017, & March 1, 2017: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
  • February 18, 2015: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
  • June 25, 2014:  Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
  • February 21-22, 2013:  Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
  • January 11, 2012: Navigating Your Academic Career - Getting on Your Course and Staying on Course
    This seminar focuses on strategic career management; evaluation of performance in teaching; and the educator's activity categories in an educator's portfolio for presenting educational contributions.

KL2 Scholars Mini-Symposium Program:

KL2 Scholars plan, organize and lead a half-day symposium.  These series enables scholars to invite one or more national figure. Whom they have not engaged previously and whose work and insight could be of strategic importance to the scholar and complement those their mentoring team. They engage investigators from across our hub and local institutions.  And enrich the intellectual environment of our hub.  This program is diverse and appeals to a multi-disciplined audience.  Participants may join in person or online.

Past Events:

 "The Effect of Abnormal Sleep: Addressing Sleep in Diabetes Management"
KL2 Scholar
: Dr. Evgenia Gourgari
Guest Speaker(s): Michelle Perfect, MD; Thomas Mellman, MD
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
Location: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Martin Marietta Conference Room, 3970 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

"Blood-Based Biomarkers of Stroke: A Framework for using Systems Biology to Characterize Clinical Disease"
KL2 Scholar
: Dr. Matthew Edwardson
Guest Speaker: Frank Sharp, MD
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Georgetown University, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

"Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations"
KL2 Scholar:  Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza
Guest Speaker: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Harris Building, First Floor Conference Room, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Washington DC 20007

"Functions of the "Non-Eloquent" Hemisphere"
KL2 Scholar: Dr. Anna Greenwald
Guest Speaker: Argye E. Hillis, MD, MA
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Teleconference Room, 102 Irving St NW, Washington DC 20010