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Training & Education

The ICTR offers a wide array of training, both for investigators at all stages of their career development, as well as the broader research team. We developed a comprehensive, integrated program in clinical and translational research training, education and career development across Johns Hopkins University to produce researchers and research professionals who can successfully improve the health of the public. Our training and development programs facilitate our team science approach to train the workforce needed to thrive in the new research environment.  We strive to provide a set of training and career development opportunities, a toolbox of educational activities for … Continue reading

Patient Safety Collaborative

  The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is working with Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to establish an Engineering Collaborative for Patient Safety. Its purpose is to bring engineering talent together with to clinicians to solve patient safety issues. Potential benefit to clinician and patients: • Collaboration with Hopkins engineering master students with exceptional talent. Engaging students early represents an opportunity to engage exceptional intellects. • Students have time, energy, and ambition to research issues, identify needs, and pool together resources for solutions. • Direct and concentrated efforts to address patient safety issue(s). This collaborative is a combined … Continue reading


The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research: Pete Miller, Deputy Director for Clinical Research Training, Education, and Career Development Stacey Marks (sjmarks@jhu.edu), Academic Program Manager Greg Thornton (gthornton@jhmi.edu), Academic Program Manager Whiting School of Engineering: Bob Graham, Whiting School of Engineering Pamela Sheff, Director, MSEM Program Johns Hopkins Hospital Pete Doyle, Human Factors Engineer (Clinical Engineering) Renee Cover, Risk Manager (Claims and Litigation) Adrienne Dixon, Legal Counsel (Claims and Litigation) John M. Adamovich, Administrator of Innovation and Research (Home Care Group) Armstrong Institute (School of Medicine) Lori Paine, Director of Patient Safety Rhonda Wyskiel, Patient Safety Innovation Coordinator Eileen … Continue reading

Introduction to Drug Discovery Research

This course deals with various aspects of the drug discovery process including target identification, medicinal chemistry, in vitro and in vivo drug screening methods, pharmacokinetics, drug safety, and intellectual property management. While the main focus of the course is centered on small molecule-based drugs, one lecture covers the principles of biologics-based drugs given the increasing interests in this area. The last two lectures are devoted to case studies in which discovery of particular drugs will be discussed in detail to provide further insights into the process of drug discovery research. Each lecture is given by an expert on that respective subject with many years of drug … Continue reading

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 AWARD

The Johns Hopkins BIRCWH program (JH-BIRCWH) was established to develop highly qualified, independent investigators to conduct women’s health and sex and gender differences research. These independent investigators will be leaders now and in the future, developing innovative, interdisciplinary programs of research that will improve health and social outcomes for diverse women, and also men, across the lifespan. To achieve that goal, the JH-BIRCWH will: recruit promising and highly motivated junior faculty scholars from within Johns Hopkins University, with priority given to investigators from groups underrepresented in research use a learner-centered and competency-based approach to interdisciplinary career development under the guidance … Continue reading

Mentoring Programs

K-to-R Transition Program

The “K-to-R” Transition Program was implemented in response to the growing need to enhance the transition from mentored career development awards (K’s) to independent awards (R’s). The ICTR’s Training, Education, & Career Development Programs has partnered with the Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development and Career Office to provide oversight, support, resources, and networking opportunities for K-level mentored awardees.  To address some of the needs and overcome the barriers identified, this program links available resources for preparation of future R grant submissions, including individual or small group mentoring and an annual retreat for engaged mentored awardees. Please contact our program … Continue reading

Questions about the Clinical Research Scholars Program?

What career stage is appropriate for potential KL2 Scholars?

Junior faculty (within their first 5 years) who are interested in developing academic and research expertise and plan to conduct, or are conducting, clinical research. If you are currently in your last fellowship year and have a pending faculty appointment beginning on or prior to July 1, 2015, you may be eligible.

How long are appointments in the Clinical Research Scholars program?

Clinical Research Scholars is a three-year program with the KL2 award providing the first two years and the Scholars’ nominating department/division providing the third.

How may I find out if I’m eligible to apply?

Please see our eligibility requirements. To be eligible for the KL2 award, each of the listed criteria must be met. We are committed to a program that embraces racial, ethnic, gender and disciplinary diversity, and we encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and clinical disciplines.

Am I eligible if I have already had a K23 award or another award?

Individuals are not eligible if they have been PI on an R01 award, a subproject of a program project (P01) or center project (P50, P60, U54), a mentored career development (K) award, or other equivalent research grant. However, they are eligible if have had support from a NRSA (F or T) or NIH small grant (R03).

Am I eligible if I have a pending K application to NIH?

No, NIH policy does not permit multiple K applications under review simultaneously.

Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for this KL2 program?

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-citizen nationals are eligible, but not those on temporary or student visas. Proof of status will be required prior to official appointment.

How do I apply?

Application materials must be submitted via our online application system, located at http://jhcrs.jhmi.edu.

What is the timetable for applications and selection?

Applications are evaluated by a multidisciplinary selection committee based on prior training, research, and commitment to a clinical research career, as well as potential to excel. Reviews will take place in mid-to-late January, selected candidates will likely be interviewed in February and candidates will be notified of their status by mid-March. Applicants not selected to interview are removed from consideration and will not be waitlisted.

How many Clinical Research Scholars will be selected?

If we are funded, we anticipate appointing approximately 5 new scholars on July 1, 2015.

What is the success rate?

It varies from year to year but averages 33% for faculty that are eligible have completed all required components of the application.

Can I reapply to the program if I did not get in the first time?

Yes, of course you may reapply to the program. However, reapplying does not guarantee admittance.

If I am offered an award but cannot accept, may I defer my acceptance to a year later?

No, but you are welcome to reapply during the following year.

Will I be at a disadvantage coming from a division where a Scholar already was selected?

No, all applications are evaluated individually on their merit. Given the quality of the applicant pool, awardees will need to exhibit extraordinary capabilities and potential no matter their department/division/school.

Is tuition paid by the grant?

Yes, resources for tuition are available for scholars’ formal degree programs and approved courses that are in alignment with the scholars’ required curriculum, research training, and career development goals. Please be aware that tuition support paid on behalf of faculty is considered taxable income.

Are there exceptions to the 80% professional effort requirement?

Yes, but this is extremely rare. Exceptions to the 80% effort requirement may be made for limited specialties (e.g., surgical specialties requiring greater clinical effort to maintain surgical skills), but any exceptions must be sufficiently justified and approved by both the program and our Grants Management Specialist at NCATS.

Can KL2 Scholars use other federal grants to support the other 20% of their salary?

No, KL2 Scholars may not receive salary support from other US Public Health Service sources (NIH, CDC, FDA, etc). Non-federal grants can be used to support the remaining effort. Grants from private foundations, voluntary organizations (Heart Association, Cancer Society), and professional societies are all acceptable.

Does receiving a KL2 award make one ineligible to apply for a future K08 or K23?

No, appointed KL2 scholars may apply for K08 or K23 support. If successful, they move from one mechanism to the other. However, the total combined K award time can’t exceed 6 years depending upon the guidelines of individual institutes within NIH. The goal is to have KL2 awardees “graduate” as quickly as possible to NIH funding. Typically, this would be an NIH career development award in the K series.

May I apply if I do not have a faculty appointment yet?

No, a faculty appointment in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing or Engineering is required for the KL2 appointment. If you are currently in your last fellowship year but will be appointed to the faculty on or before July 1, 2015, you will need to submit a letter from the department/division indicating this pending appointment in your application.

Will KL2 Scholars be given office space?

There is limited office space available for KL2 scholars in the program office, based on need and availability.

If I accept a position at another institution, may I transfer my KL2 award there?

No, the KL2 is an institutional career development award granted to the Johns Hopkins Institute of Clinical and Translational Research. Awards are non-transferrable. Scholars who leave Johns Hopkins will have their award terminated and will not be able to continue to receive funding from the Clinical Research Scholars program.

Are KL2 scholars eligible to apply for the NIH Loan Repayment Program?

Absolutely, many KL2 Scholars have successfully applied for the Loan Repayment Program. More information about this program is available at http://www.lrp.nih.gov.

If I have additional questions that are not covered here, who can I contact?

You are hereby encouraged to contact Gregory Thornton, Program Manager, at gthornton@jhmi.edu or 410-614-3997.


Questions about the Research Coordinator Clinical Trainings?

Can I watch the presentation again?

Yes….log on to MyLearning and click the training link for the course.

If I am audited, what specific documentation am I required to have?

You should have copies of 1) statement of the content of the training with the date of training for each skill (this can be a written statement including the name of the training and the link), 2) copy of a completed competency checklist for each skill.

If we train a study assistant to collect blood samples, is that person allowed to collect blood for other studies?

Yes- remember to keep a statement of the training and skills checklist on file!

What kind of compliance training would a summer volunteer need to take to work on our study?

That would depend on the skills they were going to use as part of the study. If they were doing Blood pressures you would need to have them complete training and competency for that skill. Remember, any person working with study participants must also be named on your IRB application as a study team member and take the required IRB training content.

Where can I get information on the specific policies in the clinical space I use to conduct my research?

You should ask the clinical manager in the specific area that you are working in.

How do I know if a procedure is minimal risk?

You can consult with the IRB if you have a question about a specific procedure not listed in the training. 410-955-3008

How often does my research staff have to re-certify their training?

There are no specific requirements for retraining. A good rule of thumb is every two years. If a staff member is not performing the clinical task often (say hasn’t drawn blood for a year) you should consider retraining and/or an updated skills checklist.

Can the training be done online?

Links to online training are provided on the ICTR website. Skills should be practiced in a “hands on” manner and checklists require physically preforming the skill for a trainer to observe and check off.

Who will track the course completion?

Course completion for the brief module explaining the requirements will be tracked by the IRB through MyLearing. Specific skills training will be the responsibility of the PI and study teams.


Research Coordinator Clinical Trainings

The ICTR has secured training  modules for the most common training needs and provides competency checklists for each skill in the content below. If you have questions please review the FAQ on this page. If your research group does not have the resources to provide clinical skill training and skills check off, this is available on a first come first serve basis through the Clinical Research Units. (see contact information at the bottom of the page.) Height and Weight Download Competency Checklist Link for Online Height and Weight Training Specimen Collection: Midstream (Clean-Voided) Urine Download Competency Checklist Link for Online … Continue reading


Director Edgar R. Miller III, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Deputy Director for Clinical Research Education, Training, and Career Development Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 1-500M Baltimore, MD 21205 Phone: 410-502-6444 Fax: 410-502-6446 Email: ermiller@jhmi.edu Co-Director N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr., MD Professor of Medicine Director, Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2A-62A 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle Baltimore, MD 21224 Phone: 410-550-2051 Fax: 410-550-2055 Email: FAdkinso@jhmi.edu Associate Director Rosa M. Crum, MD, MHS Professor of Epidemiology, Mental Health and Psychiatry Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology … Continue reading