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Broaden Your Career Options with a Full-time CCTS Mentored Research Training Experience!

Are you a student in a health-related doctoral program (MD, PhD, PharmD, DDS, DMD, DVM, etc.)? If so, we encourage you to apply for the CCTS Predoctoral Clinical/Translational Research (T) Program, a mentored research experience that provides the curious and creative with the tools and expertise to thrive as investigators in any setting (e.g., academia, government, industry). You are eligible if you will have completed the second year of your program when the T traineeship starts.

Our immersive program provides 12 month (for MD students) or 24 months (for PhD students) of protected time for Trainees to develop projects focused on reducing health disparities and/or diseases that disproportionately affect the Deep South. In addition, fellows will complete the core curriculum, get experience writing a manuscript, and present their research at a national conference.
Apply now! See below for application resources.

The many benefits of the CCTS Predoctoral Clinical/Translational Research Program include:

  • NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend (currently $27,144) for full-time multidisciplinary mentored research training
  • $1,500 travel support to attend the ACTS national meeting
  • Up to $16,000 tuition support towards a Master’s degree/coursework or to complete a certificate program such as the CCTS Clinical and Translational Science Training Program
  • Support for health insurance and research training-related expenses
  • Dynamic learning with multidisciplinary peers of excellence
  • Access to a pool of 30+ experienced mentors
  • Exposure to epidemiological and statistical methodologies
  • Career-broadening networking and learning opportunities
  • The opportunity to make a difference through research projects in support of the CCTS mission
Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (205-996-9672).

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Jeanne Merchant, MPH
Program Manager, CCTS Training Academy