Training Programs

For further information regarding this Training Program you may contact Lisa Doumak at doumak@usc.edu.

CIRM Training Program In Stem Cell Biology

The Keck School of Medicine of USC, with support from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), has established a comprehensive graduate training program in stem cell biology. The training objectives are to engage trainees in mentored laboratory research and to offer learning experiences in both independent research and in collaborative multi-disciplinary research teams which explore basic principles of organ assembly and organ renewal, translating knowledge into new therapies. CIRM trainees are expected to attend the annual Stem Cell/Development Biology Retreat, Stem Cell/Development weekly talks, CIRM annual meeting in San Francisco, and to enroll in and complete two required courses.

For further information regarding this Training Program you may contact John Johnson at jejohnso@usc.edu.

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) Training Award

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) provides training and education programs that draw on the expertise of our partners and USC faculty members to meet the needs of a wide range of individuals interested in clinical translational research.

The SC CTSI ECDE program has funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to award up to four pre-doctoral candidates (those enrolled in a MD or PhD program at USC) each year. TL1 Trainees will be provided an opportunity to acquire and refine the core knowledge and skill sets  needed to become future clinical translational investigators and be taught the skills to complete a grant that would have a high probability of being funded.

The goal of this two-year program is to teach the scientific competencies to perform clinical and translational research, including research in health problems of diverse populations in order for students to become independent clinical translational scientists. The TL1 pre-doctoral training program provides learning opportunities in clinical and translational research methodologies for graduate students enrolled in an MD or PhD degree-granting program at the University of Southern California.  Students are selected through a rigorous application process based on their academic standing, interest in a clinical and translational research career, the merit of a research proposal relevant to human health and the strength of the mentorship.
The CTSI is supported by an award from the National Institutes of Health with a thematic focus on research that will improve health of diverse populations in urban environments. The program will provide multi-disciplinary, team-based clinical and translational research education to a select group of doctoral students. These students will acquire the scientific competencies necessary to perform clinical and translational research, including research in health problems of diverse populations. Students will have dual mentorship from their doctoral advisor and a clinical translational research mentor.

For further information regarding this Training Program visit the Office of Education, Career Development, and Ethics (ECDE) website or send email to ecde@sc-ctsi.org.