Sigrid Ladores, PhD, RN, PNP, Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has been accepted into the 2015 cohort of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Training Program at UAB.
Ladores is a pediatric nurse practitioner that is investigating reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses. She has presented her research at local, regional, national and international conferences.
“The CCTS weekly offerings are specifically geared for scientists who are interested in clinical and translational science research,” said Ladores. “The knowledge, tools, and networking that I will be able to take away from the program will help me develop thoughtful and rigorous research designs to study fertility issues in those with cystic fibrosis.”
The six-month training program began January 7. Ladores attends weekly, two-hour educational offerings specifically geared for junior investigators interested in conducting broad-based clinical and translational research.
By the end of June Ladores will have received more than 50 hours of didactic instruction and research immersion experiences from UAB’s well-respected group of CCTS scientists.
The CTS Training Program is a certificate course offered by the CCTS since 2000. This year’s class is the largest ever with trainees enrolled from across campus, as well as from the CCTS’ Partner Network, which extends to ten institutions throughout the Southeast. The CTS trainees represent disciplines ranging from business to nursing to biostatistics, and range in experience from research assistants to full professors.
The CCTS is Alabama’s only Clinical and Translational Science Award program, one of 62 nationwide. The center strives to drive ongoing improvements in the research environment that will accelerate discovery, development and delivery of knowledge.