The Certificate is a 10 credit hour program designed to provide an introduction to clinical and translational research. Most classes can be completed in one 8-week summer session or in one academic year.

Qualified applicants include:

  • Fellows and junior faculty interested in collaborating in research, or fellows/junior faculty just launching their career as clinical/translational researchers
  • Health science students in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences
  • Basic science researchers crossing over into clinical translation
  • Residents
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Health science professionals

Required courses:

  1. Introduction to Epidemiology (Summer or Fall, 2 credits)
  2. Introduction to Biostatistics (Summer or Fall, 3 credits)
  3. Ethics in Research (Summer or Spring, 1 credit)
  4. Four credit hours of electives offered by the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics*:
    • Survey of Clinical & Translational Research (Summer,1 credit)
    • Successful Scientific Writing (Summer, 1 credit)
    • IRB Process & Protocol (Summer, 1 credit)
    • Community-Based Participatory Research (Summer, 1-3 credits)
    • Study Design & Analysis (coming soon)
    • Mentored Research (any semester, 1-3 credits)

    *Suggested electives. Most Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses counts as elective credits.

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For more information, contact Emma Jones at 513-558-2005 or by email at

“[The Certificate Program] was just the right amount of credit hours and allowed me to get a taste of the basic principles of clinical and translational research which will help me in my career. The Certificate helped me to understand the principles behind the studies and the process and importance of good study design.”

Emily Kevan, M.D., Program Alumnus


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