CHP doctoral student Bonnie Scott (mentor: Dawn Bowers) has been named to the next cohort of the TL1 training program, part of the University of Florida NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
The CTSI TL1 Predoctoral Training Program provides predoctoral trainees with the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research. The program uses a team-science approach and provides mentoring and didactic training for predoctoral students performing clinical and/or translational research in health-related fields at UF. TL1 trainees initially receive one year of funding, including a stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance; as well as funds for lab and training-related expenses; and a travel allowance to attend and present research at the annual Translational Science conference. A second year of funding may be awarded based on performance, progress and available funding.
Students also complete the Clinical & Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration in addition to their disciplinary studies.
Trainees also participate in a TL1 Team. TL1 trainees are be expected to identify at least one other TL1 Trainee as a research collaborator. Ms. Scott will be working with Robert Eisinger, an MD-PhD Student in the University of Florida in the Department of Neuroscience.