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Translational Science Training Program 2017

March 7 and 8, 2017

 

The Translational Science Training Program is an exciting opportunity for NIH Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students to learn more about the bench-to-bedside process. The TSTP course 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.

The program will be held over two full days, in a “boot camp” format, from 8am to 5pm each day.

**Attendees will be limited to NIH Postdoctoral Fellows and NIH PhD Students.  While all fellows interested in a career in translational science would benefit from attending the boot camp, it will be most beneficial to late graduate students and early postdoctoral fellows.

Participants will:

  • Recognize the broad career options for someone with a Ph.D. 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

 

Read what past TSTP Fellows have to say about the program!

A Few Program Highlights…

 

  • Valuable instruction and insight from experts and innovators in translational science, including increased awareness of careers in the field
  • A research to industry specific career development session
  • Participants who complete the bootcamp are eligible to apply for an NCATS visit and discussion with project scientists on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    • NOTE:  The process by which fellows are selected for the NCATS visit will be discussed at the TSTP Bootcamp on March 8.

 

Speakers:

 

  • Chris Austin, MD, Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Madhu Lal, PhD, Head, RNAi Screening Facility, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, NCATS
  • Gurusingham Sitta Sittampalam, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Director, NCATS
  • Susan Ano PhD, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, NINDS
  • Pedro Del Valle, PhD, Pharmacology / Toxicology, 
Office of Hematology Oncology Products,
Office of New Drugs, 
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA
  • Todd Wilson MD, Medical Officer, Division of Clinical Innovaction, NCATS
  • Michael McKenna, PhD, Principal, Navigator Life Science Advisory
  • Brad Fackler, MBA, Senior Director, Offie of BioHealth and Life Sciences, Maryland Department of Commerce

 

Application process:

Please 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 4 weeks before the start of the Bootcamp: Friday, February 10, 2017Please submit you applications here.

For more information on the TSTP program, please contact Phil Ryan (ryanp@od.nih.gov) or Philip Wang (wangph@mail.nih.gov).

Participation is limited to Postdocs and Graduate Students.

 

TSTP Testimonials: What past TSTP fellows have to say!