March 29, 2017

Why TRP?

“I gained so many technical and soft skills for creative and empathetic problem-solving! …[it] rewired my brain.” –recent graduate.

The TRP provides students with the intellectual frameworks to understand translational processes, the toolkit to contribute to translational research, and the access to networks to drive translational projects.

You “learn by doing” in a self-directed environment that helps you focus on personal development, collaborative problem-solving and health science focused innovation strategies.

  • The program has been approved as a Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) alternative to a thesis-based masters program.
  • This is a two-year, course-based Graduate program. Students propose and execute, either individually or in collaborative groups, translational research project, known as the Capstone Project. Eligible trainees can focus their translational research project on the patient and research needs of their affiliated institution or department.
  • The program is very flexible and modular to allow students the flexibility to coordinate with their clinical responsibilities.

Through experiential learning, seminar discussions, case studies, and action, you will learn:

  • Core translational skills and competencies,
  • A systematic approach to investigation, study, and production of innovative solutions for health & care
  • An action-oriented methodology for human-centered (patient, physician, population, etc.,) outcomes that benefit individuals, institutions, communities and global health.


Competencies and Skills
Working and networking directly with researchers, experts, industry and government stakeholders, students develop core skills including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Risk management

The TRP provides you with the resources and mentorship you need to develop core competencies that will help you throughout your life and career.