Certificate in Translational Health Science

Our Certificate in Translational Health Science (CTHS) program is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about the key areas of clinical/ translational science, including grant and manuscript writing, biostatistics, ethics, and study design.


Individuals who have completed an M.D., Ph.D., DMD/DDS or PharmD program (or equivalent) are eligible to apply.

Program Requirements

The required core courses for the CTHS are listed below by the semester during which they are typically offered. Also see Recommended Course of Study.

GMS 7093: Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research (2 credits)

GMS 6903: Manuscript/Abstract Writing for the Clinician/Scientist (2 credits)

GMS 6190: Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation Seminar (1 credit)
GMS 6931: Ethical/Policy Issues in Clinical Research (2 credits)
GMS 6096: Introduction to NIH Grant Writing for Biomedical Sciences (1 credit)

Minimum 3 credits of Research Design & Analysis coursework chosen from the following (offered various semesters):
GMS 6822: Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes II (3 credits)
GMS 6826: Advanced Design and Methodology for Case-Control Studies in Clinical Research (2 credits)
GMS 6829: Longitudinal Research Design (2 credits)
GMS 6832: Economic Methods for Evaluating Value in Health (3 credits)
GMS 6844: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs for Community Settings (2 credits)
GMS 6821: Meta-Analysis in Clinical, Health Services Research and Public Health (2 credits)
PHC 6000: Epidemiology Methods (3 credits)
PHC 6011: Epidemiology Methods II (3 credits)

Certificate students are also highly encouraged to take PHC 6001: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits), which is offered every semester.

Please note: Individuals accepted into the CTHS program are responsible for  payment of all tuition and fees associated with coursework required for the completion of the certificate. This includes any late registration and/or late tuition payment fees that might be incurred.

How to Apply*

Complete and email the CTHS application and supporting documentation to Eve Johnson (eve11@ufl.edu) or mail it to:

Eve Johnson, M.A.
PO Box 100277
Gainesville, FL 32610


    1. Clinical Research: Patient-oriented research, including epidemiologic and behavioral studies, outcomes research, and health services research. Patient-oriented research is research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) in which a researcher directly interacts with human subjects. It includes research on mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and development of new technologies, but does not include in vitro studies using human tissues not linked to a living individual. Studies falling under 45 CFR 46.101(b) (4) are not considered clinical research for purposes of this definition. (Source: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/glossary.htm)


  1. Translational Research: Translational research includes two areas of translation. One is the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans. The second area of translation concerns research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. Cost-effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies is also an important part of translational science. (Source: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/glossary.htm)