Coaching and Mentorship in Translational Medicine for Health Researchers is an accredited certificate (non-degree) aimed at those who seek support to enhance the impact of their research and further their careers in Translational Medicine.

This 13-week (3 hours/week) curriculum has three principal elements: (i) Before each session, participants will receive prompts to help them reflect on the upcoming topic in relation to their personal experiences and research; (ii) Guided by expert coaches and subject matter experts, during the first 2 hours of each week you will work as a team with a cohort of your peers, using your own research as case studies to learn from each other’s experiences and tackle your greatest challenges; (iii) During the 3rd hour each week, small group (3-5 people) sessions will create a safe environment for discussion workshops and to provide career mentorship. Together, this network of peers, coaches, subject matter experts and mentors can help you address your current and future translational and career challenges.

Learners will participate in coaching workshops, in class case-studies and small group mentorship sessions

Total Program Hours: 39
(Minimal additional time will be expected outside of class)

Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 pm ET


Final assessment will be pass/fail based on:

  1. Mid Term and Final Reflections that articulate the participant’s learning and outline how it will be integrated into their ongoing/future research;
  2. Contribution to group learning

Program Agenda

Each session consists of approximately 2 hours coaching, and 1 hour of mentorship. Program may be adjusted, with details provided closer to session dates

  1. 20-September
    Week 1

    The Road to Impact – You and Your Translational Goals

  2. 27-September
    Week 2

    The Power of Ethnography and Patient Advocacy

  3. 04-October
    Week 3

    Tools of Translational Medicine Part 1 – Identifying the Problem & Mapping the Journey

  4. 11-October
    Week 4

    Tools of Translational Medicine Part 2 – Translational Tools for Effective Solutions

  5. 18-October
    Week 5

    Navigating Large Institutions – Operationalizing Translation

  6. 25-October
    Week 6

    Communication – The Art of Storytelling

  7. 01-November
    Week 7

    Learning Creativity

  8. 08-November
    Week 8

    Complex Strategies 1 – Protecting your Intellectual Assets

  9. 15-November
    Week 9

    Complex Strategies 2 – Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

  10. 22-November
    Week 10

    Adapting to Funding Conditions – Research Priorities and the Art of the Spin

  11. 29-November
    Week 11

    Leading the Way – Leadership and Collaboration

  12. 06-December
    Week 12

    State of the Art 1 – The Next Generation of TM Tools (TBD by participant Interest)

  13. 13-December
    Week 13

    State of the Art 2 – The Next Generation of TM Tools (TBD by participant Interest)