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Workforce Development


  • Lisa Chan

    Lisa ChanUCLA


  • Arturo Gongora

    Arturo Gongora

    Moodle Administrator

  • William Lee

    William LeeUCLA

    Assistant to Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH

  • Gail Panatier

    Gail PanatierUCLA

    TPTS Administrator

  • Walid Sabbagh

    Walid Sabbagh

    Education Coordinator

  • Yanely Arevalo

    Yanely Arevalo

    Program Assistant

  • Nadia Barreda

    Nadia Barreda

    Assistant to Mitchell Wong, MD, PhD


Program Description

The Research Education and Training, and Career Development Program (CTSI-ED) houses most of our education and training activities. It ensures CTSI trainees acquire the core competencies needed to conduct multidisciplinary research and to integrate community priorities and input into research across the T1 to T4 spectrum

Program Goals

Goal 1: Optimize cross-disciplinary training and integrate community input into research training activities throughout the CTSI through the CTSI-ED Office.

Goal 2: Transform translational education through new curricular elements in highly successful existing programs and create new programs incorporating community engagement and interdisciplinary methodologies and technologies.

Goal 3: Provide mechanisms to integrate patient-oriented research training through a course menu, expansion of didactic programs (the CTSI Curriculum Tree) and an integrated assessment program providing a sophisticated, computer-based, learning management system.

Program Services

The Research Education and Training, and Career Development Program prepares students and faculty for careers in community-engaged, translational research through the competitive award mechanisms list below.

  • KL2 Translational Scholar Awards provide junior faculty with salary ($75,000 a year) plus fringe benefits, research support ($25,000 a year), career development and tuition ($4,000 a year), travel ($2,000 a year), statistical support ($1,500 a year), and mentored training in the design and conduct of translational research. The awards are renewable for up to three years.
  • TL1 Translational Science Summer Fellowships for Health Professional Students provide medical, nursing and dental students with mentored training in community-based, translational research for eight weeks, a stipend ($3,672), and funds for research ($700).
  • TL1 Translational Science Fellowships for Pre-doctoral Students are offered to incoming doctoral students in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. The fellowships provide and annual stipend ($22,032), tuition and fees, health insurance and training-related travel for up to four years.
  • Training Program in Translational Science (TPTS) offers three levels of training: a master’s degree in clinical research, a two-year certificate program in translational science, and seminars that do not lead to a certificate or degree.
  • Grant Writing Workshops provide junior faculty with advice and expert review of draft proposals to increase their odds of funding success.

Contact for KL2, TL1 and Grant Writing Workshops

Lisa Chan
Program Administrator

Contact for TPTS

Gail Panatier
TPTS Administrator