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UCLA CTSI TL1 Summer Fellowship Program for Professional Students - Deadline Extended!
Deadline: March 12, 2018 05:00 PM

This deadline has passed and is no longer active

For UCLA and Charles R. Drew University applicants only.

The UCLA CTSI TL1 Summer Fellowship Program (SFP) is for health professional students (medical, nursing and dental) during their training. The program will provide each individual with early exposure to the practice of interdisciplinary, community-partnered, translational (clinical implementation or public health), or health services research in urban underserved communities. Each student in the program will attend a weekly seminar (for 8 weeks) where they will hear about topics such as introduction to clinical and population research methods, health disparities research, access to care, quality of care, community-partnered research, ethics of conducting community-oriented research, study design, measurement of outcomes in communities, and introduction to comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness analyses. Each student in this program will be paired with a faculty mentor who conducts either clinical or community-partnered or health services research and will be expected to work on a project with the student mentee. Findings from this work will be presented at the DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair with possible opportunity for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Mentorship activities will provide the trainee with first-hand experience working on disparities-related research projects.

Program dates: May 29 to July 20, 2018

  • Seminars (tentative schedule): Wednesdays, 10-12pm at UCLA, but subject to change based on the instructor's availability. Students on the UCLA academic quarter system may be excused as necessary due to Spring Quarter 9th, 10th and finals weeks.
  • Josiah Brown Poster Fair: Friday July 20, 2018 (exact time and location are TBA) at UCLA.

Potential Mentors: Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to faculty mentors as soon as possible to obtain their agreement to serve as his/her CTSI TL1 summer mentor, to assist with the application, as well as to design the project. Applicants can also apply with other faculty mentors of their choice who are not listed. We also encourage students to inform the course director or staff of their mentor prior to submitting their application. Click here for the mentor list.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 by 5PM.


  • Pre-doctoral stipends are uniformly set for all trainees by the National Institute of Health. Currently, the summer stipend is $3,974 for the 2-month summer program trainees. Stipend policies are generated and implemented uniformly by the NIH.
  • TL1 Summer trainees are eligible to receive up to $700 for research project expenses.

Eligibility and Application Details are available at https://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/tl1program.

Questions about the UCLA CTSI TL1 Summer Fellowship can be directed to Arturo Gongora at agongora@mednet.ucla.edu.

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