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  • ACTSI Predoctoral Program in Clinical/Translational Research

    PhD Graduate Students and Medical Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research – Dual Degree Program
    The Research Education, Training, and Career Development (RETCD) program of the NIH-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) announces new opportunities for clinical and translational research training for PhD graduate students (PhD/MSCR predoctoral track) and medical students. Students enrolled at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Georgia Tech (GT) are eligible. The goal of the program is to provide novel training for PhD graduate students or medical students with outstanding potential for careers in clinical and/or translational research. This program includes tuition, book and stipend payments.

    Application Requirements: Applications must be submitted electronically and are due Feb 1, 2010, 5:00 pm. To apply to this program, complete an application to the MSCR program at MSM, found here. Follow all necessary steps as indicated on the website for applying to the MSCR Program.

    Medical and Graduate Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research – Short-Term Training Opportunity
    This rotation can be completed during any 3-month period with a final application deadline of March 1, 2010, 5 pm. Current medical students at Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and other health professional trainees pursuing doctoral degrees in public health, biomedical engineering, nursing and other fields at Emory, MSM and Georgia Tech can apply for short-term (3 month) stipends ($5,244 of salary support during this 3-month training period) funded by the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) program of the NIH-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). This mechanism will support medical and graduate students who are interested in a short course program focused on clinical and/or translational research under the mentorship of a successful, federally funded faculty mentor.

    Application Requirements: Application for the short-term training program includes several components that should be submitted electronically by emailing

    • A 1-2 page personal statement to include background and career goals, including how this program will enhance career development.
    • Curriculum Vitae of the Trainee (NIH-style biosketch).
    • A brief (e.g., 2-4 page) outline of the research project that will serve as the thesis project that includes information on background/introduction, hypothesis/specific aims, proposed research methods and study population, and a description of the mentoring team.
    • The NIH-style biosketch of the proposed Lead Mentor.
    • NIH-style biosketch of co-mentors or Advisory Committee member(s)
    • Three letters of recommendation including a letter from the trainee’s proposed faculty, Lead Mentor, another member of the proposed mentoring team and an additional letter of recommendation from the candidate’s Division Director. The letters of recommendation should sent by email ( directly from the person writing the letter.