CTR Mentored Scholars Program Curriculum
The Scholar curriculum is administered by the GP-CCTR under the authority of the UNMC Graduate School. The objectives of the didactic program include:
- Provide well-rounded training to future clinical investigators in the design, conduct and analysis of methodologically sound CTR, as applied to the individual’s area of interest and expertise. These also include exposure to the nuances of methods employed in bench or clinical research, as well as community-based studies outside the Scholar’s primary area of interest.
- Identify the structures, processes and regulations involved in the execution and submission of significant, innovative and competitive research grants. These include the research plan, budget plan, and specific grant application requirements.
- Equip clinical scholars with research tools used in all types of CTR (T1 to T4) and best practices for the conduct of studies using a team approach to address health disparities, including rural health disparities. These also include knowledge of how to use bioinformatics, and engage community partners in the pursuits of clinical investigations.
- Provide guidance to clinical scholars as they assume leadership roles when forming their research teams.
- Integrate research ethics principles and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.
The curriculum leading to MS or PhD degree in CTR requires the following elements (course work and research hours are adjusted when a PhD in CTR is desired).
- Core course work and elective courses within their chosen track.
- CTR Seminars
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
- Mentored Research
- Individualized Program of Studies