Education

We are the central hub for translational science education at UF.

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.

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Program Directorate

Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research and Education, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, UF Health
Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, UF Health

The Translational Workforce Development Program is led by Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD, KL2 principal investigator and executive vice president for research and education at UF Health. The TWD Directorate 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. In addition to Dr. Pearson, the Directorate includes:

  • Yulia A. Strekalova, PhD, Director of Educational Development and Evaluation
  • Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, Chair of the KL2 and TL1 Advisory Committees
  • Roger Fillingim, PhD, Director of Mentor Development
  • H. Robert Kolb, Director, Clinical Research Coordinator’s Programing
  • Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD, Director of Professional Development
  • Wayne McCormack, PhD, Principal Investigator and Director of the TL1 Program
  • Patty Xirau-Probert, PhD, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Tammy Mandell, M.Ed., Bioscience Industry Workforce
  • Ronald Shorr, MD, MS, Director of the CTSI Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS)
  • Glenn Smith, PhD, Clinical and Health Psychology

Contact

Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
TWD Program Director and KL2 Program Director, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, UF Health

Wayne T. McCormack, Ph.D., TL1 Program Director
Professor and Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Email: mccormac@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 294-8334

Ronald Shorr, M.D., M.S., TRACTS Director
Email: rshorr@ufl.edu

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.

Where to enter CG72

Affiliated Programs

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: