NCATS Online Course in Translational Science
Registration for the summer course has reached capacity. But we have started a waitlist, and anyone on the waitlist will be invited to register for the next session, which we are busy planning now. If you are interested in signing up for the waitlist, please follow the course registration instructions, and select waitlist.
NCATS' Education Branch, in partnership with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, is offering a seven-week online course on the principles of preclinical translational science.
Translational science is an emerging field that seeks to identify broadly generalizable scientific and operational principles to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of translational research. In this course, students will learn preclinical translational science principles.
Faculty will teach these principles through a case study of a highly successful translational research partnership involving NCATS, the National Cancer Institute, Northwestern University and the University of Kansas. The partnership produced a promising potential drug shown to inhibit metastasis in animal models, which is being examined in a first-in-human clinical trial in 2020.
This one-credit course requires a time commitment of about one hour per week to listen to course lectures and some additional time to complete course readings and other short assignments. It is being offered as a pilot course, with a reduced fee of $50.