Translational Biomedical Science Program

The goal of the translational biomedical science (TBS) program offered through the Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is to prepare pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows (MDs and PhDs) to serve as the critical link in advancing the translation of basic science into improved outcomes for health, aging and disease. 

The primary aim of the TBS program is to provide the training necessary for scientists to become the next generation of leaders in translational biomedical research.  Emphasis is placed on teaching trainees how to build interdisciplinary collaborative research programs by providing them with dual mentored training experiences in preclinical and clinical research.  

The TBS Program leverages the rich partnerships that GHUCCTS has established among Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM), MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), the Washington, D.C. Veterans Administration (VA) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Read More

Request for Applications: The 2019-2020 application cycle is now OPEN


Final applications are due August 1, 2019

: Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is now accepting applications for its NIH TL1-funded Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program in Translational Biomedical Science (TBS). Trainees will receive dual mentorship in basic science and clinical research based on an individualized Career Development Path (CDP), including:

  • Didactic education in human health and disease along with technical skill development and rigorous research methodology;
  • Mentored experiential learning in clinical medicine;
  • Dual-mentored research training in preclinical and clinical research;
  • Individualized career guidance;
  • Training in team science & leadership skills. 

Who: Predoctoral students who have completed their qualifying exams in PhD programs at Howard or Georgetown Universities or Postdoctoral fellows who have a primary appointment at Georgetown or Howard Universities, a MedStar Institution, or the Washington DC VAMC.

Funding: Predoctoral student stipends will follow individual PhD program levels; Postdoctoral fellow salaries will follow NIH guidelines. Funding period begins October 1, 2019.

​To learn more, click here.

TBS Training Program Executive Committee:

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Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
DLeeDexter L. Lee, PhD
Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD

TBS Training Program Administrator:

Emily Bujold:

Learn more about our Current TBS Scholars.