Center for Education and Career Development (CECD)

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) Center for Education and Career Development (CECD) is committed to accelerating the translation of research discoveries to improve human health. Through education and career development, the NUCATS Institute endeavors to address the critical shortage of qualified clinical and translational investigators, research mentors and professional clinical research staff in the Northwestern University community and beyond. 

The NUCATS Institute offers programs dedicated to helping early career investigators such as the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI), training in Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentor Development Programs, Team Science training, the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) and training for community-based investigation.  For research staff the NUCATS Institute offers a Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) as well as non-credit training programs in topics related to Good Clinical Practice.  NUCATS offers Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training in live and online formats for new coordinators and research staff.  In addition we have a variety of online modules for research site staff who need an introduction to important topics in clinical reaserch such as: human subjects protections, good clinical practice, research billing and research misconduct. 

Finally, NUCATS has funded career development opportunities including the Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research Pre-doctoral Training Program (TL1) and a Multidisciplinary Clinical and the Translational Scientists Scholar Grant Competition (KL2). 

The intent of all these programs is to instill in investigators and research staff their valuable role as contributors to the ever-growing research enterprise and to assist them in growing their own clinical and translational research careers at NU. Click on the menu to the left  to learn more about the programs we offer and how we can help you further your clinical and translational research career goals.


Need more information? Contact one of our RESEARCH NAVIGATORS.