The Center offers a variety of educational programs to meet the needs of trainees and researchers ranging from clinical research fellows to established investigators in need of supplemental training. Our programs target investigators who are actively involved in clinical research; they are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy clinicians.
The Clinical Research Curriculum is a two-year introductory lecture series designed to promote clinical research expertise among clinical investigators at the fellow and junior faculty levels. Since the program began in 1999, we have had over 1000 participants from a variety of Texas Medical Center institutions including McGovern Medical School, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Houston Dental Branch, UT Houston School of Nursing, UT Houston School of Public Health, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine. Most of the classes are offered at no charge.
The Master of Science in Clinical Research Degree Program at the Medical School is designed as a focused, flexible, affordable program to train clinical investigators in designing and conducting patient-oriented research that is of exemplary quality. The curriculum accommodates clinicians’ busy schedules; the courses are concentrated on Wednesdays after noon. The degree requires a minimum of 3 years of coursework; the time required for degree completion depends on the amount of time and effort a student devotes to the program.
The CCTS KL2 program supports the training and career development of UT clinical fellows (with MD, DO, DDS, or DSN degrees) and of UT instructors and assistant professors (with MD, DO, DDS, DSN, PhD, RPh, or PharmD degrees) conducting clinical or translational research. The program provides salary support up to 75% of the total salary and $10,000 to $15,000 yearly for research and education costs. Funding is for up to 2 years for fellows and up to 3 years for instructors and assistant professors. Please contact Michelle Smith for more information.
For more information regarding any of the above programs, or to be included in the email distribution list for upcoming CRCA courses, please email Deborah Garcia, CRCA Program Coordinator or call our office at (713) 500-6708.