Our goals are to enhance clinical and translational science educational opportunities to give current and future clinical research staff professionals the foundational knowledge to engage in high quality and high impact research. We strive to diversify the translational research workforce by developing new pathway and mentoring programs, while also supporting career development and retention of current clinical and translational research professionals by offering training in communication, mentoring, and leadership skills.
Education and Training Programs
Open to all faculty and research staff, we offer training in effective communication led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. This program encourages learners to develop strategies to engage audiences in ways that build trust and inspire through effective communication. This is accomplished through active listening and close attention to non-verbal communication.
The Montefiore Learning Network offers a variety of courses on categories such as clinical education, leadership and professional development, compliance, and technology. Courses are offered on-demand, ‘live’ virtual instructor-led, or in-person.
Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method
- identify strategies to make a message memorable
- recognize and begin to avoid using complex terminology and jargon
- Use a three-step process (Alda Method) to design a message strategically, 4) Develop a personable and engaging online presence.
Alda Center’s The Link provides articles and upcoming events aimed to connect science communication research with practice.
Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops and events by signing up for our ICTR newsletter here.
Research Coordinator and Research Nurse Training
Our coordinators and research nurses play a critical role in the efficient execution of our research projects. We offer educational opportunities that aim to demystify the complexities of clinical and translational research.
Available courses include:
Keep an eye out for upcoming webinars, workshops and round tables on the Research Project Navigation Page, “Upcoming Events”.
You can also sign up for the clinical research coordinator listserv by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to stay in the know.
- Strengthening Partnerships
- Building and Sustaining Trust
- Understanding Unconscious Bias (2 Modules)
- Building Collaborative Relationships
- Interaction Essentials for Leaders
- Instilling a Culture of Innovation
Login to Montefiore’s eLearning System (intranet) to review all course offerings and sign up.
The Resource Hub also contains curated resources for Montefiore-Einstein leaders and professionals. Have questions? Contact LearningNetwork@montefiore.org or 718-920-8787.
We are offering a new program to promote diversity and inclusion, and encourage students to explore a career path in clinical and translational science.
The Lehman-Einstein Pathway Program is open to students enrolled in CUNY Lehman’s Master of Arts in Biological Science program. This unique program is a collaboration between the ICTR, Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center and CUNY Lehman, and offers students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree by completing 1 year of coursework at Lehman followed by 1 year of laboratory work at Einstein. Laboratory work provide the research foundation for each student’s Master’s thesis.
The program includes laboratory experience, participation in workshops, seminars, mentorship, and access to a self-study toolkit to support their learning at all stages of the program.
Have questions? Contact Zoe Tsagaris, ICTR Program Lead at Zoe.Tsagaris@einsteinmed.edu or Kristina Ames, Cancer Center Program Lead at Kristina.Ames@einsteinmed.edu
Bronx Health Opportunities Partnership-Einstein (Bronx HOPE) promotes the educational advancement of underserved, economically and educationally disadvantaged students to pursue and succeed in rigorous academic programs in the health professions. Bronx HOPE formally links Albert Einstein College of Medicine to regional and national programs dedicated to developing and nurturing typically underrepresented students at the middle school, high school, community college, college, and post-baccalaureate levels.
Each year, Bronx HOPE's pipeline model supports over 330 students' progress to higher academic levels through partner programs that encourage:
- academic enrichment and achievement
- motivation through service learning
- leadership development
- experiential learning
- career and financial aid guidance for students and their families
View program brochure here
Mentor training is offered through the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). This training is open to faculty with graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or mentees in any other ICTR programs.
The ‘Entering Mentoring’ course is an evidence-based, interactive series intended to improve the quality of mentorship. This training is built on a foundation of acknowledging that mentorship occurs within a cultural context and is influenced by the cultural diversity and social identities of the individuals engaged in the activities.
Topics covered include: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan, cultivating ethical behavior, assessing understanding, enhancing work-life integration and more.
Learn more or get involved by contacting Einsteinemail@example.com.
For Medical Students:
The Boosting Mentoring Effectiveness in Training of Research Scientists (MENTORS) program is open to first year medical students and their mentors. The goal of this program is to diversify the pool of physician-scientists through developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative, effective approaches to research training and mentoring.
Participants complete 90-minute virtual training, consisting of 9 modules.
Medical students can learn more or enroll here.
Entrepreneurship Training Program
The Innovation Biodesign Training Program is open to physicians. This one-year program trains the next generation of physician-innovators by encouraging the development and validation of digital health technologies through real-world innovation. This program involves a comprehensive ‘biodesign’ approach covering identification, invention, implementation, and launch processes.
The program curriculum includes:
- health technology-oriented didactic coursework
- a ‘clinical immersion’ experience to help program participants learn more about clinical challenges and areas for improvement
- a scholarly project conducted through the biodesign framework
- mentoring from Montefiore-Einstein faculty and external experts.
Meet the 2020-2021 Biodesign Training Program Participants
Learn more about the program here.
Director, Clinical Research Training Program