The NCATS Education Branch provides national leadership to foster development of the field of translational science. To accomplish this, the Branch engaged in a range of activities as depicted in the figure below. Intramurally, through the Division of Preclinical Innovation, the Education Branch creates novel and holistic training opportunities for a diverse pool of early-career scientists to gain translational science skills through engagement in hands-on research, seminars, career talks and journal clubs.
Education Branch Publications and Events
- Advancing Translational Science Education — This article highlights new approaches for translational science education that aim to capitalize on decades of translational science advances and expand and diversify the translational science workforce. It shares an initial set of Translational Science Principles, developed by NCATS from case studies of highly successful translational science initiatives, which characterize effective approaches to accelerate progress along the translational pipeline. These principles are one approach to facilitate dissemination of experiential knowledge in translational science and engage broader audiences in translational science education and training.
- Teaching Principles of Translational Science to a Broad Scientific Audience Using a Case Study Approach: A Pilot Course from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences — This article describes the pedagogical rationale, design and implementation of a case-study based course in translational science. It offers strategies and lessons learned for developing educational opportunities in translational science for participants across training and career stages and professions.
- Evaluation of an Online Case Study-Based Course in Translational Science for a Broad Scientific Audience: Impacts on Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, Planned Scientific Activities, and Career Goals — This article shares evaluation methods and findings for an online case study-based course in translational science for a general scientific audience. It also reflects on needed directions in the evaluation of translational science education and training opportunities. Supplementary materials include the complete evaluation instruments.
- The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ Intramural Training Program and Fellow Career Outcomes — This article describes how the NCATS training program equips young scientists with translational science skills that lead to early research successes and prepares them for a broad range of science-based careers.
Translational Science Education Roundtable
March 10-11, 2022
1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
- Agenda and Participation List (PDF - 185KB)
- Presentation: Joni L Rutter, Ph.D. (PDF - 4.2MB)
- Presentation: Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., MPH (PDF - 2.3MB)
- Roundtable Summary (PDF - 258KB)
Members of the NCATS Education Branch
- Acting Branch Chief: Amanda L. Vogel, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Director of Intramural Translational Training: Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
- Lead for Intramural Trainee Development: Marcus G. Hodges, Ph.D.
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow: Emily J. Davis, Ph.D.
Contact the Education Branch at NCATSDPITrainEd@mail.nih.gov