Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH)

Programs For You

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Honors College Course: An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science

Honors College is an option for undergraduate students at UIC who seek additional academic challenge and extra-curricular opportunities. [More]

Short Programs

The three-day Summer Program in Clinical and Translational Research Methods for clinicians interested in incorporating research into their clinical practices[More]

Clinical Research Methods Online Certificate Program

The Certificate Program is structured around the methods used in moving from a CTS research idea to conducting the resulting study, so as to provide clinicians with the tools they need to carry out clinical and translational research.[More]

MS CTS Degree Program

The MS in Clinical and Translational Science has been designed for applicants with previous clinical training who need training in clinical/ translational research, especially those in fellowship programs, postdoctoral training positions, or junior faculty with clinical responsibilities. [More]

Joint Clinical Degree/ MS CTS Degree Programs

The MD/MS CTS, PharmD/MS CTS, and DMD/MS CTS joint-degree programs, have been designed for those students in concurrent clinical degree programs who need training in clinical/translational research. The REACH Program has collaborated with Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry to establish MD/MS CTS, PharmD/MS CTS, and DMD/MS CTS joint-degree programs [More]


The CCTS Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Program supports the dissertation research of basic biomedical PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers.[More]

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) offers the CCTS Pre-doctoral Support for Translational Research Program to partially support the stipends of basic biomedical PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers. [More]

CCTS Scholars-KL2

This mentored post-doctoral (KL2) training program supports junior faculty enabling them to make the transition to independent investigators. [More]

CCTS Professional Development Scholars Program

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Professional Development Scholars Award supports the research efforts and career development of junior faculty dedicated to patient-orientated research. [More]

Mentoring Program

Mentoring Services are designed to develop the skills of mentors, foster support for career development of mentees, provide feedback to grant applicants prior to submission, and ultimately improve CTS research productivity among the UIC community. [More]

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