ITMAT Education and Training

 Education & Training

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) offers educational programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, organizes an annual international symposium, seminar series, and various workshops focusing on emerging topics in translational research.

The ITMAT/CTSA Educational Programs are directed by Emma Meagher, MD and are designed to recruit, train, and nurture a new cadre of professionals with defined expertise in clinical and translational methodology.

The Education Program has three components:

  1. Undergraduate Training Program
  2. Predoctoral Training

    Program Objectives

    • To recruit, train, and mentor highly talented and motivated graduate students in Penn's premier health sciences schools (Medicine, Nursing, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) in clinical and translational research (both a combined MTR degree program or a certification program).
    • To recruit, train, and mentor highly talented and motivated graduate PhD students from Penn's integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) program in clinical and translational research (certification program – CTR).

    Students in this training program are eligible for funding via the TL1 component of the CTSA.


  3. Fellow and Faculty Training

    Program Objectives

    • To develop an integrated program at Penn to recruit, train, and mentor highly talented and motivated clinical residents, fellows, and faculty in Penn's premier health sciences schools (Medicine, Nursing, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) to function as either team participant (certification program) or leaders in clinical and translational research (MTR or MSCE degree program);
    • To expose post-doctoral research fellows, from Penn's integrated Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) to clinical and translational research.

    Fellows and Faculty in this training program are eligible for funding via the KL2 component of the CTSA and ITMAT Scholarship.


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Contact us:

Director: Emma Meagher, MD

Associate Directors: Steven Siegel, MD, PhD and Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc

Director, Undergraduate Programs: David Manning, PhD

Coordinators: Marti Dandridge, Rachel Bastian, Megan Maxwell

Office Location: 8033 Maloney, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA 19104

Phone: 215-349-8627 | Email: ITMATEd@mail.med.upenn.edu