Translational Research Education Certificate


What is this service?

The Translational Research Education Certificate (TREC) program provides students with an overview of the principles of translational research and will help prepare them to become the next generation of translational researchers performing bench to bedside investigations in multidisciplinary, collaborative research settings.

Students enroll in specialized courses in translational research, learn from the expertise of a co-mentor who is a clinical or translational researcher, and take advantage of an optional clinical or health outcomes research experience. Students seeking admission to the program are required to discuss the option with their PhD mentor and identify a faculty member to work with who is engaged in clinical, translational, or health outcomes research. The certificate is awarded by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

The certificate consists of nine credits: six credits of required courses, three specialized course electives, and a clinical research experience. Each scholar will work with a central team of program advisors to choose electives and a clinical experience to fulfill personal research career goals and objectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use this service?

TREC is designed for doctoral students in basic research programs. The program is optimal for students who have enrolled in a Rackham PhD program, completed at least one year of graduate school, and chosen a dissertation mentor and a laboratory.

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

You should contact MICHR about the TREC program when you are a Rackham PhD student, during your first year of graduate school. You must have completed one year of your PhD program and have chosen a PhD mentor.

How much does this service cost?

There is no cost to apply for this program. 


Translational Research Education Certificate

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