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MEDI 501: Principles of Preclinical Translational Science —  NCATS course


Due to high demand for our summer short course in translational science — MEDI 501: Principles of Preclinical Translational Science —  NCATS  is offering the course again from September 8 – October 23, 2020.

Registration is now open at https://faes.org/courses and detailed registration instructions are provided below.

This seven-week one-credit course is provided entirely online.  It is designed by NCATS — the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the NIH — and offered in partnership with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), located at the NIH.

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 cancer metastasis in animal models and that is being examined in a first-in-human clinical trial in 2020.

The course is relevant to individuals in a range of roles — including scientists, administrators and specialists in scientific collaboration — and is appropriate across all career stages, from students to senior scientists.

This one-credit course requires a time commitment of about one hour per week to listen to course lectures, and additional time to complete course readings and brief weekly assignments.

Because this is a pilot course, it is being offered at a reduced fee of only $50.

To learn more, please go to https://ncats.nih.gov/events#online-course-sept where you’ll be able to view the course syllabus and speakers, as well as a course flyer with more information.

Registration is now open. To register, go to https://faes.org/courses and locate the course title – MEDI 501: Principles of Preclinical Translational Science.  If you are new to FAES, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Login” button in the upper right hand corner of the page
  2. Click on “Applicant Portal Homepage”
  3. Click on “Create a New Account” and complete the form

PLEASE NOTE: There is a short wait time after submitting the form while FAES reviews the information submitted.  After this review, the account will be activated and the prospective student will receive an email with the subject heading “Welcome to FAES”, and will be able to register for MEDI501.

Please contact Jessica Faupel-Badger, PhD, MPH (badgerje@mail.nih.gov) or Amanda Vogel, PhD, MPH (vogelal@mail.nih.gov) at the NCATS Education Branch with any questions about the format or content of the course.

Amanda L Vogel PhD MPH

Health Scientist Administrator

Education Branch

Office of Policy, Communications and Education (OCPE)

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)



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