Training is a core function of the CTSI. Our trainees are major sources of institutional transformation, many of whom go on to serve as Boston University faculty.

BU and its affiliates boast an extensive breadth of research, comprehensive and diverse training programs and curricula, an abundance of accomplished and invested mentors, and close collaboration between scientists, clinicians, and clinical scientists. These factors collectively ensure a rich environment for the training of translational scientists. Our vibrant faculty development program, pilot awards, and commitment to core resources and cutting-edge technologies are institutional strengths fostering the development of junior faculty.

At CTSI, training is flexible, adapted to individual needs, and focused on building core competencies in translational research, producing investigators who are rigorously trained in research methodology and can effectively communicate and collaborate as members of multidisciplinary teams.

The BU-CTSI training program has two target populations:

  • Those in our K community who receive intensive training
  • The broader university and our affiliates including students, faculty and research staff

Our main training programs—KL2, TL1, and CREST—are complementary and integrated with our Researcher Education program.