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​Learn what it takes to innovate in healthcare

Gain a real-life, integrative, and comprehensive understanding of translational science applied to the discovery / design and development of biomedical products—encompassing everything from drugs and cell & gene therapy to medical technology, including diagnostics, devices, wearables, and digital health!


  • Ideal for individuals with the motivation and potential to become leaders, innovators, or entrepreneurs:
    • Biomedical and healthcare professionals
    • Postdoctoral scholars in a scientific, engineering, or business field
  • Maximal flexibility for the working professional:
    • Classes on weekday evenings 6 to 8 pm
    • Once a week, one course per quarter
    • Four courses total, each offered twice a year
    • Flexibility to complete the certificate within 1 to 5 years • No need to commit to the whole certificate at once, only one course at a time

    Our multidisciplinary faculty team constantly co-develops and updates course content, providing expertise on emerging knowledge and practices in their respective fields, thus ensuring that the certificate program remains up to date in the rapidly evolving discipline that is translational science.


    Hands-on learning approach taught by a faculty of experienced biomedical industry leaders and academic subject matter experts.

    Multiple Areas of Interest

    • Biomarkers
    • Omics
    • Precision medicine
    • Translational imaging
    • Intellectual property
    • Biotechnology
    • Drugs
    • Cell & gene therapy
    • Diagnostics
    • Medical devices
    • Digital health
    • Regenerative medicine

    Multiple Organizations Involved

    • Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
    • Moores Cancer Center
    • Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

     

    A Stepping Stone for In Demand Entrepreneurial
    R&D Professionals

    • Senior Scientist
    • Principal Scientist
    • Clinical Scientist
    • Principal Clinical Scientist
    • Clinical Operations Specialist
    • Clinical Safety Officer
    • Associate Director, Translational Science/ Translational Medicine
    • Director, Translational Science/ Translational Medicine
    • Associate Medical Director
    • Medical Director

    Now Accepting Applications: Deadline June 15, 2021

    • Summer 2021 start
    • GRE/GMAT Not Required
    • Ask us about our special prices for post-doctoral scholars!

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    Visit our Certificate FAQs or contact us directly:

    Robert Houghtaling, Program Manager
    Phone: 858-534-4041
    Email: rhoughtaling@ucsd.edu 

    Scholarship opportunity aimed at passionate individuals

    • Postdoctoral scholars without a fellowship to support the certificate course fees
    • Biomedical and healthcare professionals from companies not offering educational programs