Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed)

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CTSI-Ed provides clinical translational science research training and education to advance researchers through the career development continuum, from the undergraduate experience to an independent faculty researcher.

CTSI-Ed’s mission is to train the next generation of diverse, multidisciplinary biomedical scientists and leaders, conducting clinical and translational research to improve the health of populations. With seven career development and training programs and two career enhancement programs, CTSI-Ed provides training, funding, and support throughout the career trajectory of translational investigators.

CTSI-Ed is led by David Ingbar, MD, with support from staff and program leads as well as guidance from the Internal Advisory Boards.

How we support Scholars



Each Scholar is supported by a multidisciplinary mentoring team, typically a primary mentor and a biostatistician. Some programs also pair Scholars with a community mentor.


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  • Pilot funds
  • Salary support
  • Stipends 
  • Travel funds
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Rigorous training teaches Scholars how to design and conduct high-quality translational research. We combine foundational components with individualized opportunities. 

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Career development plans

Custom plans give Scholars a roadmap for advancing their careers, with goals, educational and training activities, and a timeline. 

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Skills and experience

  • Communications
  • Community engagement
  • Leadership development
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Mentor training and development
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Scholars build a network of peers through structured program activities. For example, our weekly seminar series unites K Scholars across the University.

Training programs


CTSI-Ed Office
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David Ingbar, MD
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Michelle Lamere, MPA, ACC
Assistant Director
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Megan Larson
Operations Manager 
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Shelly Hubbling
Senior Program Associate
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Mary Maronde
Senior Program Associate
(primary contact for trainee programs)
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Seth Elis
Executive Administrative Assistant
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