Training

Translational Research Program


Program Objective

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) are transforming health care into a system that focuses on keeping patients healthy and identifying opportunities to prevent and/or reverse disease. As part of that mission, the Translational Research Program provides unique opportunities for bench-to-bedside translational research with mentorship from experts in systems biology and clinical research.

This program offers two tracks:

Translational Research Trainee Program (TRTP):
The two-year training program is offered to recent PhDs who are seeking careers in translational research. This program parallels a traditional postdoctoral path, and trainees will be mentored by an ISB faculty member and a clinician at one of the PSJH institutes.

Translational Research Fellows Program (TRFP):
The three-year fellows program is fully funded, and offers outstanding researchers with up to two years of postdoc experience the opportunity to accelerate their development in the field of translational medicine. Fellows will be provided an environment complete with mentorship from an ISB faculty member and PSJH clinician, as well as the support, resources and freedom to build a successful translational research program.

These collaborative programs leverage key strengths from both institutions, combining ISB’s systems-driven and pioneering approaches to optimize wellness and predict disease with Providence’s patient-centric approach, network of 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and 7,500 clinicians, accessible clinical data from millions of patients, and long history of supporting clinical research.

Fellow Profile

Dr. James Yurkovich joined ISB this summer as a Translational Research Fellow. The three-year Translational Research Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for bench-to-bedside translational research with mentorship from experts in systems biology and clinical research. In this Q&A, Yurkovich delves into his research interests, future aspirations, hobbies, and more.

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