Certificate Program in Translational, Entrepreneurial, or Regulatory Science



Program Overview

The Certificate Program provides training in translational science through the completion of four credit units of coursework and a research project. The certificate is designed for:

  • PhD-level pre- or post-docs who want to extend their research into a clinical setting 
  • Pre- and post-graduate clinical trainees (MD, VMD, DMD, MSN) who want to enhance their expertise in clinical research to inform research at the bench

The program is built on three pillars: (1) a curriculum that focuses on clinical and translational science, entrepreneurial science, or regulatory science, (2) engagement in a one-year translational research project, and (3) active mentorship.

Pillars of Certificate Program

Curriculum Overview

The Certificate Program can be finished in one year and requires the completion of 4 credit units with a passing grade of B- or better. There are three certificates from which to choose:

  • Certificate in Translational Science
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Science
  • Certificate in Regulatory Science

Each certificate requires MTR 510 — Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research and MTR 600 — Introduction to Biostatistics. Other biostatistics courses may be substituted if taken in the past two years with a grade of B- or better.

The remaining 2 credit units of coursework comprise electives from the chosen certificate.

Sample Study Plan

Faculty and Administration

Emma Meagher, MD, Program Director
Rachel Bastian, MSEd, Administrative Director
Anna Greene, PhD, Program Coordinator
Megan Maxwell, MSW, Program Coordinator

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