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.

Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists eBook

ITMAT Education professionals collaborated on an open resource that seeks to democratize innovation and entrepreneurship in medical and health sciences. 

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).

Advanced Therapies Intensive

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with King’s Health Partners and King’s College London offers a one-week transatlantic educational experience for trainees focused on the development of novel therapeutics. The intensive is led by Emma Meagher, MD from Penn, Anne Greenough, MD from KCL, and Francesco Dazzi, MD, PhD from KCL.