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We want to support students working in any area of translational science that’s emerging or exciting. Sometimes that means direct-to-patient research, but other times it means direct-to-market research, like bringing a new technology to a hospital.
Ellen Cohen, Executive Director of The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), an ITM partner at UChicago where the program is housed.

The CTSA TL1 program gives pre-doctoral students research training in clinical and translational science along with a stipend of about $23,000 for tuition and living expenses. Since the ITM began about eight years ago, it program has awarded about $300,000 dollars to 12 students. These TL1 scholars not only receive funding, but they also attend special workshops and present their research at one of the sessions.

Two slots are filled each year, with the next call for applications slated for Summer 2016. The program supports students in the following areas:

  • Doctoral Research in Translational Science
  • Master’s Training in Translational Science for PhD or MD Students
  • The MD/PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities (MeSH)

Questions? Contact Ellen Cohen, executive director of The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS).