Translational Research Academy

The Translational Research Academy is an education and research support program to enhance the career development and success of early-career clinical and translational researchers. Scholars benefit from regular meetings in a small, diverse group setting of peers allowing for multidisciplinary collaboration. Translational Research Academy core faculty facilitate the educational sessions. The Academy helps to build professional competencies that are the foundation of an independent research career. Early career faculty who have significant effort devoted to research are eligible to become Academy Scholars which is an 18-month program that meets over the course of two years using a 9-month academic calendar.


Mentoring & Networking

  • CTSI Scholars strengthen their network by interacting with outstanding clinical and translational researchers participating in the program.
  • Small, diverse group setting of peers allows for multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Leaders of the Academy provide mentoring in addition to that of the Scholar’s research mentoring team.

Education & Leadership Development

  • A rich, varied curriculum designed to support scholars’ development of clinical and translational research competencies.
  • Twice monthly Scholar Forum sessions facilitated by senior faculty with three themes:
    • Scientific and Research Process
    • Leadership and Collaboration
    • Communication
  • Short courses and workshops are scheduled throughout the year to strengthen knowledge and skills in specific content areas.
  • Online seminars covering research education topics are available through the CTSI Education Database and TREE.

Research Support Services

View the 2022-2023 Translational Research Academy Roster!