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 by Co-Directors:

Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD

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


Day: Wednesday

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Regular sessions will be via zoom and in-person in CTRB 3161

Join Zoom Meeting: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94432203880?pwd=eWpEaEZIaW5ydEJJenFFL3l0UnZaZz09

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Previous sessions are recorded and linked to the title.

2022 -2023 Dates:

Date Presenter
August 31 K-College Overview and K Writer’s Workshop Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
September 14 Loan Repayment Workshop Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP
September 21 K-Mock Session (closed to applicants) Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
October 19 KL2 Information Session Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
November 2
December 7 Community Engagement – Special Session Sylvie Naar, PhD, Catherine L Striley, PhD, MSW, MPE, Fern J. Webb, PhD, Lori A. Bilello, PhD, MBA, MHS
January 11 Mentoring Across Diversity Jeremy Waisome, PhD
February 1 Successfully Navigating the Sponsored Project Process Stephanie Gray, Assistant Vice President & Director of Sponsored Programs in UF Research
March 1 Effective Science Communication in the Internet Age Kevin Folta, PhD
April 5 Team Dynamics and Leading Teams Wayne McCormack, PhD
May 3 Effort reporting, Maternity Leave and Other Regulatory Nightmares April Braxton, Brenda Harrel
June 7 Writing Research Papers for General, Highest‐Impact Journals Jurgen Bulitta, PhD

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For more information please contact Mary Gipson (mary.gipson@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