Marian Limacher, M.D., Director of the CTSI Training and Professional Development Program

The mission of the CTSI Training and Professional Development Program is to provide educational opportunities that facilitate the training of clinical and basic science investigators, clinical trialists, laboratory technicians, study coordinators and other related personnel required to establish and support multi- and interdisciplinary clinical and translational researchers and research teams.

Our goal is to offer these opportunities to a broad spectrum of precollegiate, undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, train these individuals to conduct multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary investigations, and make a major contribution to a new national workforce of clinical and translational science researchers and research teams.

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Numerous seminars, courses and workshops are offered throughout the year.

In addition, the CTSI Academy of Research Excellence offers advanced certificate programs for UF clinical investigators and research coordinators working with human subjects, and the CTSI Mentor Academy helps strengthen the skills of current and potential research mentors.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss your career goals and how we can help.

Program Director

The CTSI Training and Professional Development Program is directed by Marian C. Limacher, M.D., a professor of medicine and senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development in the UF College of Medicine. Dr. Limacher is a nationally recognized clinical scientist who has been the lead investigator at UF for the Women’s Health Initiative and has directed the K30 TRACTS/APPCI program since its inception. Dr. Limacher chairs quarterly meetings of the Training Oversight Committee and serves on the CTSI Executive Committee.

Training Oversight Committee

Committee membership includes the director of the CTSI TL1 Predoctoral Training Program (Wayne T. McCormack, Ph.D.), director of the CTSI KL2 Multidisciplinary Program for Junior Faculty (Marco Pahor, M.D.) and directors of the CTSI Research Coordinator Certificate Program (James Cauraugh, Ph.D. and Teresa M. D’Angelo, RN, BSN, CCRC). Additional members represent the CTSI Regulatory Knowledge and Research Support Program, Research Design and Analysis Program, and Participant and Clinical Interactions Program. This committee oversees recruitment, evaluation and retention of CTSI trainees and will also evaluate, recommend and approve program changes. The committee will provide written evaluations of trainees and mentors to be considered by department chairs for annual personnel evaluations and for advancement.