The NEW TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research and Medical Informatics is a National Research Service Award (NRSA)-funded training program comprising participating degree programs at the University of Chicago and Rush University. The program gives pre-doctoral students research training in clinical and translational science along with a stipend for tuition and living expenses. Since the ITM began about ten years ago, it has awarded about $359,564 to 14 students. These TL1 scholars not only receive funding, but they also attend special workshops and present their research. In the new program, trainees can select one of two training pathways based on their research interests and training needs: the Clinical Research Pathway or the Medical Informatics Pathway.

Nine slots are filled each year under the new TL1 program, and applications are currently being accepted for fellowships starting in 2018. The new program supports students in the following areas:

  • MD clinical fellows based at an ITM institution (UChicago, Rush, IIT, Loyola, NorthShore, or Advocate) who are interested in additional research training
  • Candidates with other doctoral level professional degrees (DNP, PharmD, DDS/DMD, etc.) at an ITM institution who are interested in research training
  • PhD recipients committed to careers in clinical or translational research

Questions? Contact Ellen Cohen, executive director of The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS).

Hear it From Them

We want to support students working in any area of translational science that’s emerging or exciting. Sometimes that means direct-to-patient research, but other times it means direct-to-market research, like bringing a new technology to a hospital.
Ellen Cohen, Executive Director of The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), an ITM partner at UChicago where the program is housed.

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