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Translational Workforce Development

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The goal of the Translational Workforce Development (TWD) component of GHUCCTS is to train undergraduate, graduate, medical, allied health professionals and others with specific interests and a career focus on clinical translational sciences. TWD programs encompass mechanistic and translational, clinical and community research, health policy research, management and health care delivery. The TWD component establishes new and innovative educational programs and recruits, trains and mentors a spectrum of trainees who will become the next generation of individuals to further clinical and translational research in the next decade through team based science. Multiple training opportunities have been developed to accommodate trainees from different disciplines and different stages in their academic development.

The TWD leadership structure will provide high quality education and training and career development, ensure synergy, limit duplication among institutions, and combine distance learning and in-person educational approaches.

In addition, TWD establishes collaborative, multidisciplinary research training across  the partnership to provide educational opportunities to include certificate, short term and scholar programs tailored to ensure interdisciplinary exposure; and develop a Career Development Program (CDP) that will provide a comprehensive and innovative mentoring program that will transform the academic culture at the GHUCCTS partnership institutions and will reward and promote clinical and translational science researchers. A “pipeline” program for attracting under-represented minorities into Clinical and Translational Research introduces the practice of team science.