Message from the Director

The purpose of the Clinical Research Education Program is to equip the next generation of scientists with the methodological skills and critical thinking acumen needed to translate scientific discovery into practices that will solve problems of disease and impact human health in meaningful ways.

Message from the Director

Our program is designed for aspiring clinical and translational science researchers from diverse educational backgrounds, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, biomedical, health science and medical school programs, and from a range of academic standings, from post-baccalaureate to the post-graduate level. Our training addresses the needs of the future healthcare workforce, which were delineated by a former National Institute for Health (NIH) Director’s Panel, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the NIH Physician Scientist Workforce Working Group.

By the time you are a degree graduate or certificate holder in clinical research, we expect you to be:

  • Conversant in the language of emerging technologies including, OMICS, bioinformatics and big data analytics

  • Knowledgeable and facile in your application of concepts and principles of critical importance to interventional trials, biomarker development and population science including:

    • Biostatistics & probability theory

    • Clinical epidemiology

    • Research Study Design (non experimental and experimental)

    • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

  • Well positioned to participate and partner effectively in the team science enterprise

We offer both non-degree granting educational forums and degree granting programs specifically to cultivate career development in clinical and translational science.

We are convinced that these training opportunities will stimulate outstanding candidates to become leaders in translational science, in fields as diverse as the development or testing of novel therapeutic and interventional strategies and innovative health services research involving communities and populations at large.

We look forward to working with you to further advance your research career.

Janice L. Gabrilove, MD
Professor of Medicine & Oncological Sciences
Program Director
Co-Program Director, PORTAL
janice.gabrilove@mssm.edu