Washington University (WU) currently has successful K12, K30,T32 and Doris Duke clinical research training programs which were originally completely separate grants. Wepropose to transform these programs into the backbone of a new Center for Clinical and TranslationalResearch Training (CCTRT). The CCTRT will be a new multi-institutional, multidisciplinary training programwith dedicated space in the new Institute of Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). The mission of theCCTRT is to provide outstanding clinical and translational research training for Washington University (WU)and its regional partners. This will be accomplished by integrating and enhancing existing training programs,developing new clinical and translational courses, promoting multidisciplinary team training, developing newcareer development programs and providing improved evaluation and tracking for all training programs. Thistransformation will be aided by the development of a new Education Committee, a new Council of NIH-FundedTraining Programs and reorganizing the K12 Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee to oversee all the clinicalresearch training programs. The CCTRT will support faculty, mentors and trainees by enhancingmultidisciplinary research opportunities, providing new training and career development resources, fosteringcareer development skills and promoting extensive interactions between faculty, mentors, and trainees. In2006 we began integrating the K12, K30, T32 and Doris Duke Programs and moved into newly remodeledspace as proposed in our initial CTSA application. The WU K12, K30 and T32 are funded through 2010 butcan only be renewed as part a CTSA program and so we are resubmitting our application to continue, expandand transform our outstanding clinical and translational training programs through the CTSA.The new CCTRT will serve as the academic home for research training for the ICTS. The CCTRT will buildseveral new research training programs including: A PhD program in clinical investigation, A training program for research nurses, coordinators and assistants, A series of new pediatric clinical research training programs (Program Function 2.11) and In collaboration with other CTSA Program Functions we will help develop new translational researchcurriculum (Biomedical Informatics 2.03, Biostatistics 2.04, Ethics 2.04, Community Engagement 2.07,Translational Pathology/Phenotyping Core 2.08, Human Imaging Unit 2.10, Brain, Behavior, PerformanceUnit 2.12, and Genetics/Genomics Core 2.13)

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