The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Skills (CRS) requires the completion of the following didactic courses (12 credit hours):
• CPH 605: Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credit hours – Fall or Spring Semester)
• CPH 664: Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3 credit hours – Fall Semester)
• BSC 772: Ethics and Responsibility in Clinical Research (3 credit hours – Fall Semester)
Note: CPH 665/PHR 665: Ethical Issues in Clinical Research (3 credit hours – Spring Semester) can be substituted.
• Elective (3 credit hours – Fall or Spring Semester)
• Research Presentation/Project/Accomplishment (0 credit hours)
- Local Research Presentation
- National Research Presentation
- Grant or Manuscript Submission
Prospective scholars submit a completed CRS Scholars Application to the CCTS Education Program Assistant. Application requirements and instructions are on the CRS Scholars Application Form (see Related Links). Applications are accepted throughout the year. Following review by the TEAM Executive Committee, applicants will be notified of their status.
All CRS scholars must either be enrolled in a UK graduate program or accepted into post-baccalaureate status through the Graduate School in order to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Skills. Full-time UK employees may use the Employee Education Program to cover tuition costs.
CCTS Certificate Scholars are eligible for a competitive seed grant award for up to $5,000 to support the research practicum and career development. Application instructions are available via the link below.
||Application Receipt Dates: January 15, March 15, July 15
||Notice of award: February 15, April 15, August 15
||Amount and Duration of Award: Up to $5,000 for a maximum of 12 months
NOTE: IRB and/or IACUC approval will be required at the time of the award.
||Eligibility: Enrolled and in good standing in the proposed Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Skills and also includes MS in Medical Sciences students also taking the proposed Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science courses.
|| Use of Funds: Funds should be used for the conduct of the research practicum, including supplies, subject payments, assays, scholar travel for training, etc.
NOTE: FUNDS CANNOT BE USED FOR SALARY SUPPORT.
Seed Grant Application
Integration with MPH: The 12 credit hours of didactic coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Skills may be applied to the Master of Public Health (MPH) in the College of Public Health.
Scholars are also encouraged to attend any or all of the CCTS seminar series, the CCTS Spring and Fall Conferences, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, and additional seminars, lectures, grand rounds and special events, based on their research interests and career development needs.
Visit the Related Links to download the CRS Scholars Application, for Graduate School application information, for information on the College of Public Health MPH program and on the UK Employee Education Program.