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 one of the dates below:

Upcoming seminars

Date Presenter Topic
February 5 Olga Brazhnik, PhD, our NIH Project Officer NCATS Opportunities for Early Stage Investigators Livestreaming and recording – Zoom
March 4 Christian Jobin, PhD Inside a Reviewers Head
April 1 Christaan 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.

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
Liz Manini; William Hogan, MD; Heather Morris, PhD OneFlorida Big Data
Roger Fillingim, PhD Mentoring
Wayne McCormack, PhD Building Your Individual Development Plan: Career Planning for Academia and Beyond; Laboratory Leadership in Science