Implementation Research Navigator
Provides training and mentoring:
Offers competency- based educational programs:
The KL2 Scholars Program selects and supports a diverse and talented group of junior scientists. The objective of the program is to provide protected time for these learners to master the clinical and translational research skills essential to promote their path to researcher independence. Scholars are encouraged to work closely with mentors on an interdisciplinary team and to engage with local content experts who can help Scholars connect with other researchers. KL2 Scholars also participate in the Frontiers Scholars Club that focuses specifically on career development during this transitional period.
Pre- and post-doctoral students can be selected to participate in the TL1 trainee program which offers tailored and rigorous training in clinical and translational research as well as classroom education. The pre-doctoral track is a 1-year experience for clinical doctoral students and is designed to help clinical students start on the translational research pathway early in their training. The post-doctoral track is a 1 or 2-year option for clinical scientists and is designed to help clinicians procure productive faculty research positions. Both tracks are encouraged to participate in Masters of Clinical Science (MS-CR) coursework and obtain the MS-CR degree if it fits their individual career goals.
All clinical and translational researchers require opportunities to improve their skills and learn new approaches. Frontiers is committed to offering relevant, timely and high value training reflecting all aspects of clinical and translational research. Programs offer training in topics such as best practices for engaged research, nationally vetted recruitment and retention methods, practice facilitation and other useful tools and techniques. Frontiers leverages the expertise among Frontiers partner institutions to offer special training in entrepreneurship and implementation research.
As part of the required training for those involved with research at KU Medical Center, Research and Discovery Grand Rounds features topics relevant to conducting clinical and translational research and the responsible conduct of research. These timely topics vary throughout the year, and investigators can register to attend in person or via streaming over iTV.