Overview of Clinical & Translational Science Programs

Clinical and translational science (CTS) spans basic biology, clinical medicine, and community health policy to understand and develop new approaches to improving human health. CTS investigators need to appreciate how biologic and non-biologic aspects of health care interact to influence individuals and populations.

The Education, Training, and Career Development Unit has created a novel and flexible plan to facilitate the training and career development of a robust clinical and translational research workforce and to give individuals with diverse backgrounds, working with faculty from many disciplines, an Educational and Career Development Program to prepare them for their roles as important and productive contributors to CTS. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining an innovative educational program in CTS
  • Enlarging and enhancing a cutting-edge career development program in CTS
  • Supporting the next generation of CTS investigators through a predoctoral training program in CTS
  • Enhancing inclusion of underserved populations in CTS programs

CTS Blog

This site hosts recent news-worthy announcement regarding our CTS faculty and students such as events, publications and grant awards in addition to hosting links to additional external resources. You can subscribe to the blog by visiting: http://uvmcts.blogspot.com/ 

Weekly Seminars

Our weekly, 75-minute, seminar series occur on Fridays at noon in Given Courtyard S359 during the academic year. Seminar presentations are designed to meet the needs of matriculated students and faculty, and include invited researchers discussing their current projects, faculty presentations of their work, student project updates, journal clubs, and sessions on career development. Our seminars are required for matriculated students, but open to anyone who is interested. Please email CTS@uvm.edu to join the weekly seminar mailing list. 

Clinical Research Outcomes Workshop (CROW)

CROW is a research support group for investigators. This weekly research club is hosted by Dr. Littenberg and is run by the participants. The venue is open to students and interested UVM faculty who wish to bring their new and developing ideas for discussion, education, and feedback. Please email CTS@uvm.edu if you are interested in participating in CROW.

Leadership and Administration

Benjamin Littenberg, MDDirectorGiven Courtyard, S459
 Program SpecialistCTS@uvm.edu
List of Additional CTS Faculty  



 Education and Training

Explore our graduate certificate, master's and doctoral programs in Clinical and Translational Sciences by visiting our program descriptions site.