MTR Primary Project
Participants are required to engage in a research project of their own design under the supervision of primary mentor. Student will use class material and homework assignments to assist in protocol development and grant writing. The research should be patient-oriented and involve direct measurements on patient derived samples or the use of innovative therapeutic or diagnostic techniques with laboratory based elements. There should be demonstrable clinical relevance.
Use of the outpatient and inpatient facilities of the CTRC are to be encouraged. The protocol is to be designed by the student under the direct supervision of the mentor. Where appropriate dual mentorship should be considered, including a basic scientist expert in the technology being used and a clinical investigator expert in the condition being studied. The primary protocol should account for at least 80% of the student's commitment to the program. Biostatistical support/tutelage will be provided on an individual basis through the CTRC mechanism to support the student in the development of his/her protocol.