Core Competency Workshop Series


One of the major aims of the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute is to train our workforce in clinical and translational science with state-of-the-art educational tools.

The goal of our educational programs is to increase the clinical and translational knowledge base of trainees across the entire spectrum from undergraduates to faculty.

Workshops to train a 21st century workforce

Core Competency Workshops provide researchers and trainees with an efficient approach to developing and enhancing research skills. The UB CTSI offers workshops in 14 subject areas deemed essential to researchers in clinical and translational science by NCATS.

Each workshop series summarizes the contents of approximately half of a semester worth of information in order to provide the audience with the most critical elements to their research.

The workshops are tailored to meet the needs of a variety of researchers from diverse disciplines including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and public health.

The 14 essential core competencies

1. Research Questions
2. Literature Critique
3. Research Implementation
4. Study Design
5. Sources of Error
6. Statistical Approaches
7. Biomedical Informatics 

8. Clinical Research Interactions
9. Scientific Communication
10. Cultural Diversity
11. Translational Teamwork
12. Leadership
13. Cross-Disciplinary Training
14. Community Engagement

CTSI Certificate of Completion

Workshops are self-contained modules and are free of charge to everyone in the Buffalo Translational Consortium. You have the option to attend the entire series or individual sessions. Participants who attend all of the workshops in a series are eligible to receive a CTSI Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation/CME credit

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Physicians who attend any or all of the Core Competency workshops in a series may be eligible for CME credit. Check the announcement for each workshop or contact the CTSI educational workforce specialist to see if you are eligible.

Core Competencies in Clinical and Translational Research: 2020 - 2021 *All Fall Workshop Series to be held Virtually via Zoom*

  FALL 2020 Core Competency Workshop Series  




Effective Teaching

Jennifer A. Meka, PhD

Fall 2020

November - December 2020

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM

Online via Zoom

BERD Research Bootcamp in Statistics 

Greg Wilding, PhD

September 2020 - November 2020

Tuesdays, 4:00- 6:00 PM

Online via Zoom

Implementation  Science- Journal Club

Ranjit Singh, MB, BChir, MBA

Katia Noyes, PhD 

September 25- December 18,2020

Fridays, 9:00- 10:00 AM

Online via Zoom

  SPRING 2021 Core Competency Workshop Series  

Good Clinical Practice

Sanjay Sethi, MD

Spring 2021



Scientific Communication Diane Schwartz, MLS

Spring 2021


Responsible Conduct of Research

Steven Fliesler, PhD

Spring 2021


  Core Competencies to be Scheduled  
Biomedical Informatics Peter Elkin, MD TBD


Community-University Collaborations in Research

Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN


Translational Teamwork

Katia Noyes, PhD 


Leadership Molly Anderson


Come back to this page for updates as they become available.