Center for Clinical Investigation

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About Us

As part of the CCI, the Academic Development Core’s responsibilities are: to manage the Masters, Graduate Certificate, and doctoral degree (in development) programs in clinical research; to conduct interdisciplinary educational seminars, short courses, and other training activities in clinical research. The Core also assists individuals seeking career development awards and fellowships in developing the educational/curricular components of their proposal. The Core thereby offers a portfolio of educational programs and activities designed to target all research team members across the institutional partners of Cleveland’s Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC).

The Master of Science Program in Clinical Research

The Master of Science Program in Clinical Research via the Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is a flexible 36 credit hour, 2 to 4 year, program tailored for MDs, PhD, and other health care professionals. Using formal coursework, a year-long seminar series, and an intensive mentored research experience culminating in a formal thesis, the program is designed to prepare a new generation of clinical investigators for leadership roles in academia, government, and industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research is an 11 credit hour, 2 to 4 semester, program designed to provide foundational training in clinical research. It is geared towards clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, etc.) and other health-science professionals who are interested in enhancing skills in patient-oriented research, conducting clinical research, and/or collaborating with other investigators who conduct clinical research.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Translational Science (in development)

The 36 credit hour program offering a PhD in Clinical Translational Science is currently in the final stages of approval from the Ohio Board of Regents. The program’s anticipated start date is September 2015.

Other Training Opportunities

Clinical Research Team Training opportunities are available at the four partner institutions (Louis Stokes VA, MetroHealth, University Hospitals, and the Cleveland Clinic) within the Cleveland’s CTSC. These opportunities are designed to provide training/courses, guidance, and resources across all the institutions to all research team members. Some of these opportunities provide Continuing Research Education Credits (CREC) for human-subjects research certification. Please take advantage of these shared resources!!


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