CTSA Externship Consortium 

MUSC is the lead institution in the CTSA Externship Consortium, a group of seven hubs that have committed to providing reciprocal externship opportunities for K scholars at their institutions. Each hub offers training and mentoring opportunities in particular areas of strength, but externships in any field of interest can be facilitated by the KL2 programs at each institution.  

Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute

  • Externships with biotechnology companies
  • Drug discovery
  • Vaccinology
  • Metabolomics and Hercules Expansome Research Center
  • Community engagement and health disparities research

Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National

  • Device development and innovation
  • Diseases/disorders of infancy/childhood that impact adult health
  • Genomics/metabolomics of rare diseases
  • Health policy
  • Neurosciences, including imaging

Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Florida

  • Metabolomics
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Pain research and therapeutics
  • Pharmacodynamic modeling
  • Type 1 diabetes

Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

  • Community-based research
  • Human systems biology studies
  • Managing TL1 translational research
  • Minority health and health disparities
  • Multi-center clinical trials coordination

Medical University of South Carolina SCTR Institute

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Clinical trial design and implementation
  • Health technology solutions (i.e., mobile apps)
  • Medical informatics
  • Therapeutics translation

NC TraCS Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Biostatistics methodologies
  • Community engagement
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Practice-based research networks
  • Rare disease registries (with Research Triangle Institute)

VCU Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Bioinformatics
  • Regulatory sciences
  • Repurposing medicinal compounds
  • Responsible conduct of research and research ethics
  • Transparency in science


Diana Lee-Chavarria

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager