The Ph.D. program in Clinical and Translational Science from Creighton University prepares graduates for work turning research advances into healthcare treatments.
This program - the only one at the doctoral level in the region - responds directly to the need for more scientists trained in this field, as stated by the National Institutes of Health. Healthcare's future depends on capable scientists who have the ability to conduct sound clinical or basic sciences research, while also understanding how to translate those findings to patient care.
Creighton University's Jesuit, Catholic values are key components of this program. You'll not only learn how to think critically and carry out disciplined inquiry, but also understand the importance of ethical considerations, civic responsibility and service to others. In addition, Creighton University is known for excellence in a range of health sciences fields, offering a uniquely interdisciplinary educational and research opportunity.
The field of translational research is somewhat new, but well-trained researchers are in great need. Clinical and translational research scientists may work in private or academic research institutes or private companies. Agencies such as the NIH support clinical/translational research through grants available to competitive, competent applicants, including graduates of this program.