Clinical and Translational Research

Department Head

Professor Anne Kenny


Brewer, Campbell, Cloutier, Ford, Kuchel, Litt, Mazzocca, McFadden, Nulsen, Oncken,Pendrys, Pilbeam, Rajan, Sylvester, Tennen, and Winokur

Associate Professors

Burke, Borgida, Finck, McCullough, LaSala, Puddington, and Tannebaum

Assistant Professors

Baker, Drazinic, and Lalla

The M.S. program in Clinical and Translational Research is designed to prepare health care professionals with the academic and research skills needed to be competitive for independent research. The program focuses on the preparation of individuals with established, terminal degrees in a health related field (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S. or D.M.D.) to conduct independent research in translation of information from the basic sciences to the community as researchers, teachers, public health administrators, clinicians, and industry employees competent to carry out the broad health mission of the State of Connecticut.

The M.S. Program

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Clinical and Translational Research is administered in the Department of Medicine. The program stresses clinical research methods and research practicum. The program is offered to individuals with a health related terminal degree (M.D., D.M.D. or Ph.D.) to provide practical research training to be prepared for independent research. The master program is based on both course work and research experience, but no research thesis is required. Students will be required to sit for a final examination, which may entail the oral defense of a grant application and a manuscript.

Entering students should have a terminal degree (M.D., D.M.D. or Ph.D. in a health-related field) or be involved in an M.D., D.M.D. or Ph.D. program in a health-related field and in good standing. A complete description of the program with recommended preparation and instructions for applying may be obtained from Ms. Lisa Godin, General Clinical Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030-3805; (860) 679-4145; e-mail <>.

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