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Translational Science Training Program

Monday, August 28, 2017 to Tuesday, August 29, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Translational Science Training Program (TSTP) is an exciting opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to learn more about the bench-to-bedside process. The TSTP is an innovative training program that, in one course, intertwines interdisciplinary scientific content, understanding of the drug development process, professional skills development, clinical trial terminology, and career exploration.

Participants will:

  • Recognize the broad career options for someone with a PhD in biomedical research, both in public and private sectors
  • Gain insight into the drug discovery and development process using case studies of approved medicines
  • Develop a network of professionals and mentors across the many functional areas in the bench to bedside process

Application instructions. Please read carefully!

  • This program is open to Duke graduate students and postdocs. Up to 25 applications will be accepted. Please note that application to the program does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants who have been accepted to the program will be notified no later than Monday, August 7. Those who have not been accepted will be placed on the waitlist.
  • Please note that seats for this program are limited, so if you apply, make sure you can attend. Applicants who are accepted but fail to attend will be ineligible for future programs of this type.
  • To apply, submit a 100-word statement of why you are interested in the course and a 100-word statement detailing your current understanding of translational science.
  • Applications are due Friday, July 28 by 5 pm. The application period has now closed.

This program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education, Duke Postdoctoral Services, Duke Graduate School, UNC Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and NC State Graduate School. For more information on the TSTP program, contact Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, or Dr. Tammy Collins, Director, NIEHS Office of Fellows' Career Development.


NIEHS Campus, 111 TW Alexander Dr, RTP, NC
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Event Category

  • Professional Development