The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program provides 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.
Core Program Overview
Learn more about key offerings within the TWD or navigate by current career status.
UF’s Biotility offers certificate short courses with a focus on federal regulations and bioscience industry practices, as well as critical career skills.
The UF CTSI offers professional mentoring, training, networking and leadership development opportunities for researchers and research professionals.
The UF CTSI’s Mentor Academy helps strengthen the skills of research mentors and increase their success as well as the success of their mentees.
The UF CTSI is committed to fostering inclusive excellence across the clinical and translational research spectrum through workshops, trainings, special events and expert guidance. As part of this commitment, the CTSI’s Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3) was formed to help enhance the inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility of UF’s research and research community.
The MD-PhD Training Program prepares physician scientists for impactful careers which integrate biomedical science and clinical medicine.
The Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science helps junior faculty and senior fellows develop their careers and become competitive candidates for K-level awards.
The TL1 program uses a team-science approach to help predoctoral trainees develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research.
The KL2 program provides junior faculty with two years of financial support and research training to build a successful career in clinical and translational research.
TWD leadership oversees all CTSI training programs and serves as the program’s primary decision-making body. The directorate meets monthly and is advised by the KL2, TL1 and TRACTS advisory committees.
The Translational Workforce Development Program is led by Stephen Kimmel, M.D., Dean's Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology.
Yulia A Levites Strekalova
- Artificial Intelligence
- Clinical Translational Science
- Health Communication
- Program evaluation
- Team Science
- Workforce Development
- health services research
Linda B Cottler PhD, MPH, FACE
- Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
- Drug addiction
- community engagement
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh Ph.D.
Wayne T McCormack
Patricia M Xirau-Probert PhD
Ronald I Shorr
- Patient Safety
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP
- Emergency Medicine
Kristianna M Fredenburg MD, PhD
- Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Offices for the CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program are housed in the UF Health Office of Biomedical Research Career Development in Room CG-72, which is located on the ground floor of the Communicore Building. Please enter CG-72 from outside the east side of the building, which faces the Academic Research Building.
The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program coordinates its activities with other programs across the campus involved in education and training of research professionals. Affiliated programs include: