The University of Kentucky TL1 Training Program in Clinical and Translational Science is designed to train exceptional professional trainees with skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research in health-related fields. The fundamental principal of the TL1 program is to provide clinical research training that is rigorous and effectively integrated with ongoing professional research programs.



  • US citizen or permanent resident status

  • MD, MD/PhD, DMD and PharmD Residents and Fellows or Nursing PhD post- doctoral fellows

Funding / Support Provided:

  • Stipend support at the NIH NRSA PGY post-doctoral levels 

  • Health Insurance

  • $4,500 tuition for courses

  • $1,000 travel funds to attend the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) meeting

Training Requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research

  • Grant Writing Course

  • Biostatistics Course

  • Clinical Research Ethics Course

Trainees will be required to participate in regular CTS Seminars/discussion, attend CCTS-sponsored workshops, present at the CCTS Spring Conference, attend monthly Ethics lectures, and satisfy all NRSA requirements.

Application are accepted in response to an RFA.



  • Victoria King, PhD

    • Director, Career Development
    • (859) 218-6167
  • Susan S. Smyth, MD, PhD

    • CCTS Senior Associate Director; Director, Graduate and Postgraduate Student Development
    • (859) 323-2274