Translational Science Academy

(Previously known as K College)

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Clinical and Translational Research Building

Translational Science Academy (TSA) is a monthly seminar series that provides support, opportunities and resources for career development in clinical and translational research.

This seminar series ranges from life-work balance to identifying core facilities available to Scholars. It provides peer support and opportunities to raise issues of concern and discuss need for resources to support career development in clinical & translational research. The target audience is early stage investigators, pre and post doctoral researchers


This is an established program sponsored by the UF CTSA and directed by Co-Directors:

TSA Monthly Seminar Information

Day: First Wednesday of the Month

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Regular sessions will be in-person in CTRB 3161

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2023 -2024 Dates:

Date Location
September 6, 12pm Loan Repayment Workshop CTRB 3161
September 20, 12pm K12 Workshop CTRB 2161
October 4, 12pm K Writer’s Workshop CTRB 3161
November 1, 12pm Integration of IDEA concepts – Special Session CTRB 3161
December 6, 12pm All of Us CTRB 3161
January 10, 12pm Publications series part 1: Introduction to Research Impact; and possibly NIH Public Access Policy Compliance CTRB 3161
February 7, 12pm Dr. Lauren McIntyre CTRB 3161
March 6, 12pm Publication series part 2: Publish, Don’t Perish: Tools to make writing your article easier CTRB 3161
April 3, 12pm Approaches to Health Disparities in Research with Colleen Gutman, MD CTRB 3161
May 1, 12pm Intro to AI for Translational Research with François Modave, PhD CTRB 3161
June 5, 12pm TBA ––


For more information please contact Shelby Smith (

Want to see what it’s all about?

Check out videos of archived presentations here and a list of past K College discussion topics below.

Past discussion topics

Presenter topic
Linda Behar-Horenstein, PhD Biomedical Researchers as Educators Certificate
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD; Thomas Pearson, MD Welcome to K College 2017-2018 topics, upcoming events, K to R Booth Camp, K writers workshop and today’s topic: PILOT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.
Lauren McIntyre, PhD Experimental Design: BYOE – (Bring Your Own Experiment)
Marco Pahor, MD; Jane Lu, MS Success Formula in Conducting Clinical Trials; Types of Clinical Trials; Institute on Aging Resources and Research Facilities
Christian Jobin, PhD How to roll out a fundable grant – Get Inside a Reviewer’s Head
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD; Tom Pearson, PhD General Issues in Academic Life: Beyond Grants and Papers
Glenn Smith, PhD How to Deal with Rejection
Christine Fruin, JD, MSLIS Rights and Responsibilities of Authors
Anne Christiano, PhD; Stephen Sugrue, PhD Effective science communication: “How to effectively communicate complex or controversial topics to the public”
Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC; Janet King, RN, BSN, CCRC Introduction to CTSI mission and the clinical research facilities and resources available at the CTSI; Tour of CTSI and Institute on Aging

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