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How Penn State trains the next generation of translational scientists

Jan 26, 2021

Each TL1 Clinical Research Training Awards program uniquely approaches the same objective: to develop the skills and knowledge in pre- and post-doctoral trainees to engage in clinical and translational research. As part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' (NCATS) Clinical…

Gathering big data to accelerate the COVID-19 fight

May 29, 2020

Penn State is one of 15 institutions participating in a national collaboration to turn data from hundreds of thousands of medical records from coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive tools. The National COVID Cohort Collaborative partners National Institutes of Health-…

New tool available to explore feasibility of multi-site clinical studies

Oct 3, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute now offers a tool for research population discovery and study feasibility for multi-site clinical studies. The Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network is a real-time, open-access platform for researchers throughout the National Institutes of…

Are you a translational scientist?

Jul 29, 2019

By George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) Recently, an international group of investigators who are part of the Translation Together consortium defined the ideal characteristics of a translational scientist. Recall that translational…

Translational science training programs credited with student success

Jan 16, 2019

Scott Graupensperger is making the most of his Penn State education – delving into a number of training programs and experiences to prepare him for a research career. The dual-title kinesiology and clinical and translational sciences doctoral student has been a regular presence at Penn State…

Clinical research guidebook is solid example of collaboration

Mar 15, 2018

A newly launched online guidebook can help early-career to established Penn State researchers more easily navigate the clinical research process at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The guidebook, a project sponsored by the Penn State Clinical…

Summer Translational Science Fellowship providing real-world research training

Mar 6, 2018

Bethany Latten is a second-year medical student in the Penn State College of Medicine. Scott Graupensperger is a second-year graduate student completing a dual-title doctorate in kinesiology and clinical and translational science at Penn State University Park. While their coursework and career…

NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview Recording

Jan 23, 2018

The recent presentation NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview (What NIH’s Definition Means for Researchers and How the ORP Can Help) and is now available to view on YouTube.  Slides are also available for the presentation (slides available as a pdf and as a Powerpoint presentation; if you need…

New National Institutes of Health policies affect all researchers

Jan 14, 2018

If you hear “clinical trial” and think of a study looking at a cure for a disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants you to think again. NIH is in the process of enhancing “the accountability and transparency of clinical research” through a number of new initiatives that impact…

Applications open for clinical and translational science training programs

Jan 3, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its year-long and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…