Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation (GS-CT- 400)
The objective of this course is to train students to interpret the results of other clinical investigators and to use the knowledge for providing state-of-the-art care for their patients. The course includes three modules reflecting specific areas relevant to a clinical researcher. These modules are: principles of clinical research; statistical methods in clinical research; special topics. 
Credits: 3 
Term: 1 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

CICS I: Grant Development for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT- 403)
This course provides students with the skills to develop an important research question, formulate strong hypotheses and specific aims, and begin to draft the components of a career development grant proposal. 
Credits: 2
Terms: 1 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

CICS II: Clinical Trials for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT- 404)

This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of  conducting scientifically rigorous clinical trials.  Building on the work of the previous CICS I course and from knowledge gained from the Fundamentals in Clinical Investigation course, students will fully develop the hypothesis, specific aims, and experimental design of their projects. 
Credits: 3
Terms: 2
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Frederick Pereira
Prerequisites:  CICS I: Grant Development for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-403) and Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation (GS-CT-400)

CICS III: Translational Research for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT- 405)

This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of conducting bench-to-bedside translational research.  Building on the work of the previous term, students will continue the development of a K-type grant proposal, focusing on the career development plan and mentor’s letters. 
Credits: 3
Terms: 3 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Jesus Vallejo
Prerequisites:  CICS I: Grant Development for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-403) and Clinical Trials for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-404)

CICS IV: Health Services Research for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT- 406)
This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of health services research.  Building on the work of the previous term, students will continue the development of a K-type grant proposal.  
Credits: 3
Terms: 4
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Frederick Pereira 
Prerequisites:  CICS I: Grant Development for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-403) and Translational Research for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-405)

CICS V: Evaluating a Completed Career Development Grant (GS-CT- 407)
This course provides students with an appreciation of the NIH study section review process and a completed career development award. 
Credits: 2
Terms: 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam
Prerequisites:  CICS I: Grant Development for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-403) and CICS IV: Health Services Research for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT-406)

Development and Commercialization of Biomedical Innovations (GS-CT- 408)
This course provides a general overview of the steps required to move a biomedical innovation into the marketplace.  The course begins with an overview of the ecosystem and a framework to assess opportunities for product development and commercialization.  Other lectures take the students through the product development process, and provide insights into strategies for funding translational research projects through the “valley of death” gap that exists between basic research funding and commercial funding.  Other topics include an introduction to intellectual property basics, and options for commercialization of biomedical assets, licensing and new ventures. 
Credits: 1 
Term: 4 (Not offered in AY18)
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

Responsible Conduct of Research for Clinical Investigators (GS-CT- 409)
The RCRCI course is designed for the early career scientist/clinical or translational investigator, and will provide students with a fundamental competency and appreciation for the core topics within the ethical dimensions of biomedical research. During this one-week course, students will receive lectures from faculty with expertise in each of these core topics, to be followed by small group case study discussions illustrating ethics topics from the preceding lecture.
Credits: 1
Term: 1
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N
Director: Dr. Maria Gramatges

Special Projects (GS-CT- 435)
Faculty mentored research for MS students or PhD students that have selected their thesis advisor but have not been admitted to candidacy.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

Seminar in Clinical Sciences (GS-CT- 466)
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for students to improve their knowledge and skills in planning, preparing and effectively presenting their research to an inter-disciplinary audience. 
Credits: 1 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (not offered in AY18)
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

Reading – CSTP (GS-CT- 548)

Faculty directed literature reading projects that survey a specialized topic of interest to the student. 
Credits: 1 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

Research Rotation (GS-CT- 549)
Faculty mentored research for students who have not yet selected a faculty advisor
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam

Dissertation (GS-CT- 550)
Thesis research directed by a faculty mentor and thesis advisory committee.  Open only to candidates for the PhD degree. 
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam