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Type 2 Translational Research


Administrative Unit:Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
College/School: School of Medicine and Public Health
Minors and Certificates:Graduate Certificate

Overview

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the certificate in type 2 Translational Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements, application procedures, and student services coordinators is posted on the ICTR website.

The certificate addresses a well-documented gap in what should be a continuum between basic health and medical research discoveries and the application of those discoveries in clinical and public health practice. To bridge this gap new discoveries must move beyond efficacy studies (type 1 translational research) to research that tests effectiveness in real world settings.

What is Type 2 Translational Research?

Type 2 translational research (T2TR) builds on type 1 by focusing on the application of efficacious practices in typical community settings, exploring factors that facilitate or impede implementation. Type 2 translational research requires engagement among community members, organizations, clinicians and researchers as partners in the research process and draws on a distinct set of skills. This certificate focuses on the development of skills to engage successfully in T2TR.

Foundational knowledge to be acquired:

  • Evolution and history of T2TR
  • Significance and specific contributions of T2TR to health care system development and, more specifically, patient health
  • Research designs and methods appropriate for T2TR
  • Common obstacles faced by T2TR researchers and strategies to overcome them
  • Presenting T2TR to various audiences
  • Implications of organizational context of research
  • Developing community partnerships
  • Designing research that is compatible with identified organizational goals and values
  • Understanding communities and community partners

Application/performance skills to be acquired:

  • Framing a research question and designing a study that is consistent with T2TR
  • Distinguishing T2TR from other types of research
  • Determining appropriate research design and methods for identified T2TR questions
  • Formulating quasi-experimental and experimental field research designs
  • Devising data gathering methods for working in community organizations that are cognizant of organizational culture and values, staffing, and work flow
  • Implementing research and design methods that provide direct benefits for the community/organizational site

Human dimension (ethics and transdisciplinarity) skills to be acquired:

  • Committing to relationship accountability with community partners through the research process, which encompasses consent, recruitment, retention, compensation, data reporting, dissemination of results, and provision of sustainable resources and programming
  • Recognizing the value of collaborating with researchers in other disciplines
  • Identifying sources and resources for collaboration with researchers across disciplines

Interdisciplinarity:

An objective of this certificate program is to enroll students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and workforce sectors, including non-health fields such as education, public policy, anthropology, sociology, social work, and business. Course participation will be enriched by the perspectives of people who will have a variety of approaches to community health research questions.

Curriculum

The Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research curriculum consists of five courses and one project for a total of 14-to-15 credit hours. Depending on your course load, you may be able to complete course requirements within two years.

Introduction to Type 2 Translational Research, 3 credits
Course number: Pop Hlth 650-035 (Pop Hlth 650 section 35)

Electives, 8–9 credits
Students must take one course from each of three areas: (1) working with communities, (2) quantitative methods relevant to T2TR, and (3) qualitative methods relevant to T2TR. The certificate advisor can help students choose courses that qualify as fulfilling these requirements. At least one of the courses must be from outside the major. For important details and a list of suggested courses, see "Electives: Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research," under Certificate Programs on the program website.

Project: Type 2 Translational Research, 2 credits
See "Planning and Proposing Your Project" under Certificate Programs on the program website.

Seminar: Type 2 Translational Rearch, 1 credit

To fulfill the seminar requirement, students may choose from the following two seminars.

  1. The Patient Safety Research Seminar (ISyE 961), offered through the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
    Since ISyE961 is not offered on a regular basis, the alternative is for a student to sign up for a one-credit independent study with Professor Pascale Carayon (carayon@ engr.wisc.edu). The student will be required to watch all of the patient safety seminars (SEIPS—Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety) that have been videotaped over the years. The student will write two one-page summaries of two seminars that are due on the last day of class. The SEIPS seminars are available on the IME video library website > Series > Community Academic Partnership (CAP) Patient Safety.
  2. Procedures for Enrolling for Credit: Contact Professor Maureen Smith (maureensmith@wisc.edu) for permission to enroll. Then forward the email that states Professor Smith's permission and UW Student ID number to Quinn Fullenkamp at qhfullen@wisc.edu, who will save a slot for you in Pop Hlth 990-071.  As soon as the slot appears in the system, he will send the student an email, telling the student to go ahead and enroll in Pop Hlth 990-071. Students enrolling for credit will be required to present once during the semester.

Application Guidelines

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements, application procedures, and student services coordinators is posted on the ICTR website

There are T2TR certificates for graduate, professional and Capstone students. The course requirements are the same for all, but the application procedures differ.

Graduate Certificate Prerequisites and Application and Enrollment Procedures

To be admitted into the graduate certificate program, current graduate students must complete the following application requirements.

  1. Print and complete the certificate application form available online.
  2. Mail your completed application to Sharon Schumacher, Box 2455 Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792; scschumache2@wisc.edu
  3. Graduate Certificate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the T2TR Certificate Advisory Committee and the ICTR Faculty Governance Committee.
  4. NOTE: International students are required to enroll as full-time students, i.e., a minimum of eight credits. Please contact Sharon Schumacher to discuss a course plan meeting the eight-credit requirement before applying to the program.
  5. Notification of admission to the Graduate Certificate program: If you have completed the application procedures described above, you will receive notification of the admission decision within six weeks. If you have any questions about the status of your application, feel free to contact Sharon Schumacher scschumache2@wisc.edu.
  6. After you have been admitted, the Certificate Advisors will review your stated research interests and recommend an advisor for you. Soon after that you will be notified with the name and contact information of your advisor. Schedule a meeting with your Certificate Advisor within the first month of your Certificate program to identify learning and career objectives and to discuss your program in relation to your goals.

Professional Certificate Enrollment Procedures

The professional certificate is for students enrolled in professional programs: doctor of medicine (MD), doctor of pharmacy (PharmD), doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), juris doctorate (JD), master of public health (MPH), and doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Application procedures may differ among the various professional programs. If you are a professional student and would like to earn the Professional Certificate in T2TR, contact Sharon Schumacher at scschumache2@wisc.edu.

Capstone Certificate Prerequisites, Application and Enrollment Procedures, Tuition

  1. Prerequisites:
    a. Students not currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program may enroll in the Capstone certificate program as a Capstone student through the Division of Continuing Studies.
    b. An earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university is required for enrollment in the Capstone certificate.
    c. Every applicant to the Capstone certificate program whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). An admitted Capstone applicant must have a TOEFL (paper-based) test score above 580; TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) score above 237; or MELAB score above 82.
    d. NOTE: International students are required to enroll as full-time students, i.e., a minimum of eight credits. Please contact Sharon Schumacher to discuss a course plan meeting the eight-credit requirement before applying to the program.
  2. Application process for Capstone certificate students:
    Step 1: Apply online as a Capstone student (UNCS) at Capstone Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research. After the online application is complete, the student will receive notification from the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) about Capstone student admission status. For additional information about applying as a Capstone student, contact Mary Quass, Division of Continuing Studies, mquass@dcs.wisc.edu; 608-262-2862, 608-263-6960
    Step 2: After admitted as a Capstone student, you will receive additional application materials and procedures from the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). ICTR will ask you to complete and submit an application for admission for the Capstone certificate in T2TR, along with the following materials: a photocopy of your official transcript from each college you have attended; your CV/resume; two letters of recommendation.
  3. Timeline: Certificate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the T2TR Certificate Advisory Committee and the ICTR Faculty Governance Committee.
  4. Notification of admission to the Capstone Certificate program: If you have completed the application procedures described above, you will receive notification of the admission decision soon after the next meeting of the ICTR Faculty Governance Committee, which meets once a month except during the summer. If you have any questions about the status of your application, feel free to contact Sharon Schumacher at scschumache2@wisc.edu.
  5. Tuition: The fee structure for the Capstone certificate will be the same as that of credit-based graduate tuition. See Tuition & Fees on the registrar's website.

Advising: After you have been admitted, the Certificate Advisors will review your stated research interests and recommend an advisor for you. Soon after that you will be notified with the name and contact information of your advisor. Schedule a meeting with your Certificate Advisor within the first month of your Certificate program to identify learning and career objectives and to discuss your program in relation to your goals.

For more information: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, P.O. Box 2455, Clinical Science Center University of Wisconsin,Madison, WI 53792; 608-262-1415; scschumache2@wisc.edu; www.uwictr.wisc.edu/node/26