George Fercana Selected for NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students
May 9, 2013

We are proud to announce that PhD Student George Fercana will be attending the clinical and translational research course at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.


More information from the NIH's website:

"What is the role of the PhD scientist in clinical and translational research?"

The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2013 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

The purpose of the course is to demonstrate the role of PhD scientists in clinical and translational research, provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and increase awareness and access to Ph.D. role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH.

The course will provide a foundation in four key areas of clinical and translational research:

  • Study Design
  • Protocol Development and Logistics of Implementation
  • Ethical Considerations in Human Subjects Research
  • Fundamentals of Drug Development and FDA Regulations.

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