‘Fundamentals of Clinical Research opened many doors for my future’

Student working on one of her clinical studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) seeks to transform medical research into real-world improvements in human health. In ICTR’s certificate program Fundamentals of Clinical Research, professionals in health care, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry gain essential skills in conducting clinical studies.

The program offers training in research design and statistical analysis to people like Doctor of Pharmacy Kalynn Rohde, who says, “The experiences I gained through the certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research opened many doors for my future.”

Rohde appreciated the chance to work closely with other health professionals and faculty. “The program placed me in a great position to pursue pharmacy residencies and fellowships, as well as future careers as a clinical investigator,” she says.

Mary Sesto, a physical therapist and associate professor in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, considers the certificate program a key to her professional development.

“The certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research, along with other training and mentoring through ICTR, provided the support and resources I needed to collect preliminary data that led to a funded grant from the National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research,” she says.

For more information, visit ICTR’s website.

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