Professional Development Offerings from ITMAT Ed

ITMAT Education sponsors a number of professional development offerings ranging from workshops and short courses to cohort training and NIH funded study collaborations.  A listing of all programming is below and will direct you to learn more about objectives, eligibility and current offerings.

ITMAT Ed Offerings

Clinical & Translational Research 101

A half-day introductory workshop for residents and fellows on conducting Clinical and Translational Research. For resources and more about the next offering.

Grant Writing Courses

ITMAT Education offers several grant writing courses. If you're interested, please visit ITMAT Education Courses to learn more about our offerings.

Junior Investigators' Symposium

A bi-annual one-day symposium for junior investigators to provide information critical to the establishment of a successful academic research career.

Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP)

Designed to expose early career scholars and trainees in clinical translational science to the wide range of environmental and individual factors that contribute to a successful career. Sessions are reserved for KL2 & TL1 scholars. For additional information and resources.

Research Mentor Training

Focused on enhancing the research mentoring skills of faculty mentors. Learn more about offerings and application process.

Workshops on Statistical Software

Training based on project needs and career goals. Learn more about the workshops.

ITMAT Ed Collaborations

KL2 CTSA Visiting Professorship Program

Organized via a working group out of the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC), this program provides an opportunity for KL2 Scholars to virtually visit a CTSA institution, give a national talk and meet with faculty from the CTSA institution. The first cohort of KL2 scholars visits will begin Fall 2020.  Dr. Emma Meagher, Director of ITMAT Education, serves on this CLIC Working Group Leadership Committee.

University of Pittsburgh — Building Up a Diverse Pipeline for the Biomedical Research Workforce

Aims to jump-start the careers of underrepresented junior investigators by providing them with the mentoring, skills, and knowledge needed for successful research careers.  Dr. Emma Meagher, Director of ITMAT Education, serves as the site chamption for Penn.

University of Pittsburgh — R21 Customized Career Development Platform (CCDP) Study

A multi-site trial under the leadership of PIs Dr. Doris Rubio and Dr. Cecilia Patino-Sutton to understand the effectiveness of different types of individualized development plans (IDPs).  Dr. Emma Meagher, Director of ITMAT Education, serves as a Co-Investigator for this study.

UE5 Short Course: Cell & Gene Therapy Toolkit for Junior Faculty

Collaborative initiative between the Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), the Abramson Cancer Center, and Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is honored to be one of four institutions selected to host a short course education opportunity for junior faculty within the NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium (NASDC).

Regulatory Concepts in Drug Development 

Dr. Narendra Cirmule will facilitate a two-week intensive course focused on regulatory concepts in drug development. The course will offer an understanding of the basic concepts of risk assessment and regulatory aspects of the drug development of biologic drugs.

Advanced Therapies Intensive

This one-week intensive will provide MD and PhD participants from the University of Pennsylvania and King’s Health Partners with an overview of advanced therapies. The Intensive Directors leading the collaborative effort are Dr. Emma Meagher at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Francesco Dazzi at King's College London, and Dr. Anne Greenough at King's Health Partners, London.