Qualifications for Selection
The primary qualifications for this program include current enrollment in a biomedical PhD program at UIC, successful completion of PhD qualifying exams, selection of a primary and a secondary dissertation mentor, and a commitment to a clinical/translational research career. Applicants must also have a completed proposal for a suitable dissertation project, and must have a preliminary dissertation committee composed of both basic and clinical/translational scientists.
Suitable thesis projects should involve, as a component, human subjects, human materials, infrastructure related to human subject investigation, or else concern disease mechanisms with clear, near term implications for therapeutics or prevention.
To be eligible for the CCTS PECTS, applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission. In addition, trainees must be able to commit full-time effort in the program. UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. This includes underrepresented racial, ethnic, social, cultural, economic, or educational backgrounds that may have inhibited an individual’s ability to pursue a career in clinical and translational research up to this point. UIC acknowledges that diversifying the student and faculty bodies improves the quality of the training and educational environment.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact:
Phone: (312) 413-5429
For questions regarding the CCTS PECTS TL-1 Program, please contact one of the following: