Program Objectives

Vanderbilt University's MSCI Program will:

Train investigators in the techniques and processes utilized in clinical and translational research.

Provide trainees, through didactic courses and a mentored experience in clinical investigation, a strong foundation in the core skills and methods necessary for success in clinical and translational research. Such skills include the following:

  • Biostatistics and experimental design
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Issues in the drug discovery process
  • Assay methods
  • Grantsmanship and grants management, and
  • Scientific communication skills

Strengthen Vanderbilt's pre-eminent leadership role in the development of future leaders in clinical and translational research.

Benefit society by training and nurturing biomedical scientists whose efforts will improve human health.