About TREC

The Translational Research Education and Careers (TREC) component of NYU's Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides the resources for the education and career development of the next generation of investigators in translational research.  Trainees range from medical students and pre-doctoral graduate students through residents to post-doctoral trainees to fellows and junior faculty. TREC educational programs include degree-granting programs; grant mechanisms to support research trainees at various levels; classroom and on-line learning methods; mentoring and career development programs; and programs for common learning, interaction and support among trainees.

Michael Pillinger MD, Director

Claudia Galeano, Program Coordinator
Jessica Stangel, MPA, Program Coordinator

KL2 Program in Translational Research

A University-wide, post-doctoral training and career development opportunity for physicians, nurses, dentists, and other appropriate health professionals. This program is most appropriate for individuals in post-doctoral training who are on the path towards research independence and who will continue to develop as investigators under the guidance of an established mentor. Applicants to the program must be participating in full-time research and career development at NYU.

TL1 PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Research

This is a University-wide doctoral training opportunity for advanced PhD students. The program focuses on the support and development of doctoral candidates seeking careers in translational research. It provides opportunities for training in clinical and translational research for PhD students in NYU’s CTSI Partner Schools.

Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation for Board-Eligible Clinicians - Translational Research Track

A training program for clinician-scientists interested in applying scientific discoveries to the clinical setting. This degree is intended for physicians and other post-doctoral level clinicians interested in gaining the knowledge and research experience necessary for a career in population-based or translational research. Currently, physicians can pursue a concentration in Translational Medicine or Comparative Effectiveness Research.

MD/MS in Clinical Investigation

The dual MD/MSCI is designed for students interested in translational research who wish to develop skills needed to succeed in their future careers. Courses include: Research Design, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Drug Design, Grant Writing, and others. Most of the classes are offered in the first year of the program, with the second year reserved more intensive independent research.

New INTREPID: Summer Intensive Program in Translational Research Methodologies

This program provides a cohesive foundation in clinical research methods, biostatistics, medical bioinformatics, and ethics. The program will be most useful to participants with limited formal didactic training in research methodologies who wish to rapidly develop skills for more advanced study and for participation in new or ongoing research projects. Commitment to full-time attendance for the duration of the course is required. Faculty is drawn from NYU’s School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Individuals successfully completing the program will receive a Certificate in Translational Research, offered by NYU School of Medicine via TREC, and approved by the New York State Department of Education.

Physician Scientist Training Program

Physician Scientist Training Program was established to support and encourage the participation of physician-trainees in intensive experiences in translational research. The target trainees for this program are physicians in, or starting, either residency or fellowship. For the purposes of this program, trainees must be enrolled in training at the NYU School of Medicine.

Mentor Development Program

The CTSI aims to ensure success of translational research at NYU by developing a cadre of research and career mentors through the Mentor Development Program. This integrated state-of-the-art program will be piloted with a small cohort of Junior Faculty mentors, though ultimately the curriculum will be expanded to train Mentees and Senior Mentors as well.

Online Training Courses

Currently the CTSI Translational Research Education and Careers (TREC) Core offers two on-line courses:  

Introduction to Clinical Research and Introduction to Biostatistics 

We are in the process of developing additional modules for the future and we will alert the NYU/CTSI/HHC Community when they are available.   

TREC Newsletters

The TREC (Translational Research, Education, and Careers) newsletter collects information about resources and opportunities related to education and training. The newsletter, distributed biweekly, also highlights the achievements of TREC faculty and trainees.

TREC Grand Rounds

TREC Grand Rounds is a monthly interdisciplinary seminar series exclusively for TREC trainees devoted to professional development and methodologic issues relevant to early researchers.