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SCTR TL1 (T32) Predoctoral Clinical & Translational Research Training Program


The NIH-funded predoctoral training program is designed to increase the number of well-trained translational researchers who also will assume leadership roles. The program is designed for PhD and dual degree candidates with strong interest in clinical & translational research careers. The training program will provide early exposure and appropriate training in clinical research methodology, the application of cutting edge technology to clinical research, and address pipeline issues by stimulating interest from doctoral students in health- and disease-related disciplines. The program combines rigorous research experiences with a complementary didactic curriculum with a team science approach.


Degrees: Students in their second or third year in a PhD or PhD-dual degree program are eligible (PhD, MD/PhD, DMD/PhD, PharmD/PhD) - including those in basic science, nursing, pharmacy, allied health (PhD in Health & Rehab Sciences).  The TL1 is not designed for individuals completing a professional clinical degree only (e.g., MD, DMD, DPT, PharmD, DNP).

Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Employment: Trainees must be able to commit fulltime effort in the program at the time of appointment

Support: Trainees are provided stipend support, tuition coverage, project funds and health insurance for the length of their TL1 appointment (up to 2 years). Please note: No trainee may have more than 5 years of support, including NRSA Fellowships (i.e. F30, F32).

Deadlines & Application Info

Applications are no longer being accepted.

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Perry V. Halushka, PhD, MD
Program Director

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD
Associate Program Director

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Program Manager




John Barrows


  • Clemson University, BS, 2016

Research Project
Personalized therapy for BRCA1-mutant tumors


Raymond Boaz


  • University of South Carolina, BS, 2010

Research Project
Multivariate Air Pollutant Exposure Prediction and Characterization

Mary Bridges, MS


  • College of Charleston, MS, 2014
  • University of Georgia, BS, 2011

Research Project
The Adherens Junctions Suppress Pro-Tumorigenic Colon Cell Transformation Via Long Non-Coding RNAs

Jennifer Hunnicutt, MS


  • University of Colorado, MS in Sports Medicine, 2014
  • College of Charleston, BS in Athletic Training and Exercise Science, 2012

Research Project
Central and Peripheral Neuromuscular Adaptations as Indicators of Functional Recovery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Xinh Xinh Nguyen


  • University of Vermont, BS in Biological Science, BA in English, 2013

Research Project
The Role of Lysyl Oxidase in Systemic Sclerosis

Steven Schutt


  • Furman University, BS, 2012

Research Project
Identifying the Role and Immunobiological Mechanisms of Fli-1 Mediated Pathogenicity in Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease

Myroslawa Soloshchenko


  • College of Charleston, BS, Biology, 2009

Research Project
Age-related Changes in B Cells Impact Immune Responses to Pneumococcal Vaccination in Aging HIV+ Individuals

Danielle Stevens


  • Furman University, BS in Health Science, 2013

Research Project
Prenatal and early life exposures and subsequent cardiometabolic risk

Ravyn Thompson


  • Maryville College, BA in Biology, 2015

Research Project
Enhancing Anti-Myeloma T Cell Activity by Inhibiting FOXP3 Function

Caroline Vrana


  • Davidson College, BS in Biology, 2014

Research Project
Gender Equity and HIV Self-Testing in Kenya and Uganda


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