K College

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 is for:

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

The 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.


Interested in joining?

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


Fall 2018 Schedule

All seminars will take place at 12:00 noon in Room 3161/62 in the Clinical and Translational Research Building.

Date and TimeSpeakerPresentation
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Noon - 2 p.m.
Note: This will take place in room 2161 in CTRB
Thomas A. Pearson, MD
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
NIH K-Grant Writers Workshop
How to write a successful K Grant
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Marian Limacher, MDOverview of promotion and tenure at UF -
It's never too early to plan for promotion
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Marco Pahor, MD
Matt Gurka, PhD
How to write a fundable pilot grant

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, 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)
  • Pahor and Jane Lu, 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, Dr. Tom Pearson. 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 Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communication. Effective science communication. “How to effectively communicate complex or controversial topics to the public.” Stephen Sugrue, PhD
  • Holly Morris and Janet King, Introduction to CTSI mission and the clinical research facilities and resources available at the CTSI. Tour of CTSI and Institute on Aging.
  • Liz Manini (OneFlorida) Big Data using William Hogan, MD. Heather Morris, PhD.
  • Roger Fillingim, PhD, Mentoring
  • Wayne McCormack, PhD, Building Your Individual Development Plan: Career Planning for Academia and Beyond; Laboratory Leadership in Science