In addition to annual trainings, such as our Community Engagement Institute and Bioethics Forum, the CCTS OGC is working with Southern Commonweal members and our Training Academy on three new learning opportunities to strengthen community engagement activities and projects across our region (AL, LA, MS):

  1. an online curriculum that will provide a common knowledge base and language concerning research, the ability to identify and apply resources to address health disparities, and tips for building sustainable collaborations between community and academic partners. 
  2. a community engagement mini-sabbatical, a three-to-five-day experience that will offer fellows, faculty, or community partners the opportunity to explore nascent or proposed community engagement activities and projects at other CCTS Partner Network institutions. 
  3. a Community Engagement Simulation Module to enable hands-on experiences with the complexities and importance of community engaged research for academic and community partners. 

CCTS offers a wealth of learning and consultative opportunities to help students, trainees, faculty, staff, and clinicians develop valuable translational research skills and competencies at any stage of the career arc. Click here to learn more!

  • To improve the rigor and reproducibility of your studies, learn how to access clinical data via our i2b2 tool, or find an informatics or BERD collaborator, visit our Research Commons page.
  • To earn a certificate in mentoring or clinical and translational science, or apply to one of our mentored research career development programs, visit our Training Academy section.
  • To master the principles of clinical research, improve a specific clinical trial implementation skill, enroll in our six-month clinical and translational science training program, or attend a quarterly Lunch & Learn to brush up on the latest regulatory requirements, visit our Clinical Translation training page.
  • To develop cutting-edge knowledge in bioethics, drug and device discovery, or genetics/genomics in clinical research and medical practice, visit our Special Modules training page.
  • Learn more about entrepreneurship, the commercialization pathway, and team science by visiting our Innovation page.
To find out about the latest learning opportunities as soon as they are announced, subscribe to CCTS Digest and check our Events and Recurring Events web pages.