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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 postdoctoral 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 $440,000 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.

We’re now recruiting for TL1 positions that will serve one or two years beginning July 1, 2021. Application reviews begin in January 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 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. External applicants who wish to study at an ITM institution are welcome to apply

Questions? Contact Kelsey Bogue, director of training programs & communications at 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.

Learn More and Apply Here