people networkThe CTSTP is a 6-month certificate program that provides training in clinical and translational research. Sessions are presented by experienced clinical and translational researchers or individuals with special expertise in grants and contracts and regulatory issues across the CCTS Partner Network. CTSTP serves as a catalytic career launch for investigators at multiple stages and in a variety of roles, leading to new professional appointments, successful extramural funding, promotion and tenure.

Course content represents the following modules: Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Ethics, Clinical Genetics Research, Behavioral Research, Outcomes Research, Dissemination of Results and AI and Machine Learning.

The CTSTP course can be taken for a certificate of completion or as the course EPI 680: Topics in Clinical Research.

WHO: Faculty, investigators at multiple stages, those interested in an academic career in research
WHEN: Wednesdays, January 10 to June 26, 2023
TIME: 8-10am

WHERE: Online via Zoom

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  • "The CTSTP provided me with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to successfully make the transition from academic research to the highly-competitive medical science liaison career path in the pharmaceutical industry."


    — Ren-Jay Shei, PhD, CTSTP 2019

  • “The training program taught me about the wealth of resources that UAB has to support clinical trials and scientific advancements led by the next generation of physician-scientists.”


    — Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UAB

  • "I now, as of a couple weeks ago, have a K23 examining social and dietary factors underlying kidney stone risk in a handful of cohorts including CARDIA. I have to acknowledge the role that CTSTP played—during my first year at UAB, it reinforced that UAB is an incredible collaborative environment with tremendous resources for epidemiologic and patient-oriented research."


    — Joseph Crivelli, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UAB, 2021