research excellence through education

UF CTSI Translational Workforce Development

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.

Research Day

Core Program Overview

Learn more about key offerings within the TWD or navigate by current career status.

predoctoral training and support

TL1 Training Grant Program

The TL1 program uses a team-science approach to help predoctoral trainees develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research.

junior faculty training and support

KL2 Career Development Awards

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.

integrated biomedical and clinical training

UF MD-PhD Training Program

The MD-PhD Training Program prepares physician scientists for impactful careers which integrate biomedical science and clinical medicine.


Mentor Academy

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.

industry training & certifications

UF Biotility

UF’s Biotility offers certificate short courses with a focus on federal regulations and bioscience industry practices, as well as critical career skills.

Professional and leadership development

Team Science Academy

Team Science informs every aspect of our approach to binding clinicians and researchers to generate ground-breaking improvements in patient care and trainee experiences. Our support of team collaboration and multidisciplinary cross-pollination is the beating heart of our endeavors.

Program Leadership

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.

Stephen Kimmel

director | translational workforce development program

Stephen Kimmel, M.D.

The Translational Workforce Development Program is led by Stephen Kimmel, M.D., Dean's Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology.

Yulia A Levites Strekalova

Yulia A Levites Strekalova

Assistant Professor And Director
Research Interests:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clinical Translational Science
  • Health Communication
  • Program evaluation
  • Team Science
  • Workforce Development
  • health services research
Linda B Cottler

Linda B Cottler PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean’s Professor Of Epidemiology
Department: Department of Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
  • Drug addiction
  • community engagement
Roger B Fillingim

Roger B Fillingim PhD

Associate Dean Of Planning And Institutional Effectiveness, Distinguished Professor, Director Of PRICE
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh Ph.D.

Professor Department Of Physiology And Aging
Department: Department of Physiology and Aging
Wayne T McCormack

Wayne T McCormack

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Patricia M Xirau-Probert

Patricia M Xirau-Probert PhD

Associate Dean For Student Affairs And Involvement, Clinical Associate Professor
Ronald I Shorr

Ronald I Shorr

Director, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center, Malcom Randall VAMC, Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida
Department: Department of Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
Faheem W Guirgis

Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP

Vice Chair Of Research; Professor; Co-Director, CTSI KL2 Program
Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Kristianna M Fredenburg

Kristianna M Fredenburg MD, PhD

Ast Prof
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


UF Health Office of Biomedical Research Career Development

Communicore | CG-72

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:

center for precollegiate education and training