Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Research
On March 1, 2011, Brown University faculty voted to approve the new Master of Science Degree Program in Clinical and Translational Research. The goal of this new program is to train clinicians and basic scientists to extend basic scientific research into the clinical arena, ultimately leading to improvements in individual and population health. By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, researchers and clinicians are able to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.
Students in the program will complete nine courses, including research methods, scientific writing, biostatistics, clinical trials, survey research methods, an elective, and a series of seminars, workshops, and mentoring sessions. Given the applied nature of the program, students will work closely with advisors to develop a portfolio composed of a grant proposal, first author abstract submitted to a regional, national, or international conference, and first author research manuscript. If approved by the Brown Corporation, the first class of students will begin studies in Fall 2011. For more information, contact the Program Director, Patrick Vivier, MD, PhD.