K College

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Clinical and Translational Research Building

K College is a monthly luncheon seminar series that provides support, opportunities and resources for career development in clinical and translational research.

This is an established program sponsored by the UF CTSA and directed Dr. Christiaan Leeuwenburgh.

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.

This seminar series is for:

  • Early stage investigators
  • Early established investigators
  • Pre- and post-doctoral researchers

Day: Wednesday (first of the month) *January 9 date adjusted

Location: Clinical Translational Science Building, Room 2161 **Save these dates:

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Register to attend by clicking the date:

January 9
Wayne T. McCormack, PhD
Improving the Poster Presentation Experience
February 5Christaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD
Yulia Strekalova, PhD
How to Write a Publishable Manuscript
March 4Christian Jobin, PhDInside a Reviewers Head
April 1Christaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD Aims Page Review

Interested in joining?

For more information please contact Maria Gavidia (mgavidia@ufl.edu) in the Office of Biomedical Research Career Development.


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.


Linda Behar-Horenstein, PhDBiomedical Researchers as Educators Certificate
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD; Thomas Pearson, MDWelcome 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, PhDExperimental Design: BYOE – (Bring Your Own Experiment)
Marco Pahor, MD; Jane Lu, MSSuccess Formula in Conducting Clinical Trials; Types of Clinical Trials; Institute on Aging Resources and Research Facilities
Christian Jobin, PhDHow to roll out a fundable grant – Get Inside a Reviewer’s Head
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD; Tom Pearson, PhDGeneral Issues in Academic Life: Beyond Grants and Papers
Glenn Smith, PhDHow to Deal with Rejection
Christine Fruin, JD, MSLISRights and Responsibilities of Authors
Anne Christiano, PhD; Stephen Sugrue, PhDEffective science communication: “How to effectively communicate complex or controversial topics to the public”
Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC; Janet King, RN, BSN, CCRCIntroduction to CTSI mission and the clinical research facilities and resources available at the CTSI; Tour of CTSI and Institute on Aging
Liz Manini; William Hogan, MD; Heather Morris, PhDOneFlorida Big Data
Roger Fillingim, PhDMentoring
Wayne McCormack, PhDBuilding Your Individual Development Plan: Career Planning for Academia and Beyond; Laboratory Leadership in Science