Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Our CTS Training Program  provides additional training in clinical and translational research over a six-month period (January to June) with class on Wednesday mornings, 8-10 am. Videoconference access is available.
Trainees in the program are
  • identified by their Department Chairs or Division Directors, based on their potential for an academic career in research,
  • from biomedical-related departments and
  • have reached the advanced postdoctoral, instructor or Asstistant Professor level.
Trainees from Partner Network institutions may attend via videoconference if at institutions outside driving range to UAB.
Course content represents the following modules: Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Ethics, Clinical Genetics Research, Behavioral Research, Outcomes Research, Dissemination of Results, and Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities.
All of the sessions are presented by experienced clinical and translational researchers or individuals with special expertise in areas such as grants and contracts and regulatory issues. Preceptors include faculty and research staff from across the Partner Network.  
The Certificate Program in Translational and Molecular Sciences is open to all students in an MS, PhD, or MD/PhD program who commit to including 12 credit hours of coursework relevant to Translational Science as part of their degree program. (Certificate awarded by the UAB Gradate School). 
Utilizing coursework in business planning, understanding the biotech industry, and innovation, credits are earned for a Certificate in Life Science Entrepreneurship.

Tulane University

The Certificate in Clinical Research at Tulane Univeristy is designed to provide clinical professionals with the fundamentals of clinical research with less intense training than the MS-CR degree program The certificate program provides 10an appreciation of regulatory issues, project management, and introduction to design and analysis as they relate to clinical research. This unique certificate program is modeled after the Clinical Research Training Courses offered by the NIH Clinical Center.
The courses in both the MS-CR degree program and certificate program are taught by faculty from both Tulane and LSU Health Sciences Center; several courses are presented in on-line format, making the program flexible to the needs of busy research trainees.

CTS Lexis

​The Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Lexis is a free, 10-week moderated online course designed to:
  • introduce learners to CTS concepts such as clinical research design, statistics, ethics; 
  • inform decisions about careers in clinical and translational research;
  • aid non-research-oriented professionals understand the basics so that they can contribute more effectively to research teams.