K College

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Clinical and Translational Research Building

K College is a monthly 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 (the first of the month)

Location: Zoom:

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.


Register to attend by clicking one of the dates below:

Upcoming seminars

Date Presenter Topic
September 2 Thomas Pearson, MD., PhD How to Write a Successful K Grant
October 7 Mark Bishop/Steve Anton COVID precautions and safety in grant writing and performing HS research changes in workflow due to COVID restrictions:
November 4 Matt Gurka Pilot Studies
December 2 Christiaan L./T. Pearson/Y. Strekalova How to write a publishable manuscript
January 6 Christiaan Leewenburg/Thomas Pearson Conceptual research model depending on the field of science; Review of Specific Aims and Summary Statements
February 3 Wayne McCormack Team Science
March 3 Lauren McIntyre Bring your own experiment
April 7 Christiaan Leewenburg/Thomas Pearson F Writer’s Workshop
May 5 Christiaan Leewenburg/Thomas Pearson Review of Specific Aims and Summary Statements
June 3 TBD How to write abstracts

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.

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