Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Track
Modern medicine is based upon a foundation of science. Physician scientists play a key role in translating scientific discovery to the care of patients. Clinician scientists also have a unique role in identifying the needs in clinical practice that drive new research. Jefferson Medical College faculty and students have a long history of conducting research that has direct impact on the health of patients.
The CwiC-CTR is designed to create the next generation of physician scientists and leaders. The body of knowledge specific to research is not fully covered in the medical curriculum. CwiC-CTR is designed to aid students to be effective researchers in a systematic fashion. The program consists of independent, hypothesis-driven research with an advisor. This is augmented by the assignment of a program mentor and a curriculum of core research topics. CwiC-CTR will complement, though not replace, existing curricular elements.
The CwiC-CTR track is ideal for those interested in:
- Defining the best treatments for patients
- Advancing scientific knowledge beyond the current limits
- A career in academic medicine
- Clinical research in their future practice
- Drug development
- Achievement beyond the curriculum
Dr. Kraft is Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. As Director of the Jefferson Clinical Research Unit, he has an active research program in early phase drug development, including first-in-human studies of new drugs.
He has a particular interest in the development of novel therapeutics for the neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Kraft maintains a clinical practice in vascular medicine.
Dr. Kraft has an interest in the teaching of pharmacology and clinical research. He is director of the Jefferson K30 program in Human Investigation, an educational program to train clinicians in the science of clinical research. He teaches in the medical and graduate school, and has served as a research mentor to trainees in multiple therapeutic areas.
Walter K. Kraft, MD MS
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
& Experimental Therapeutics
January 7, 2013
Acceptance letters distributed:
January 28, 2013
Student confirmation /refusal deadline:
February 4, 2013
>> Students must be in good academic standing.
>> Completion of web- based application by January 7, 2013
Students may apply to only one CWIC program track.
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