The Clinical Investigation Training Program (CITP) is committed to addressing the critical need for formal training and advancement in clinical research, as well as increasing the quantity, and more importantly, quality of well trained clinical investigators. The ultimate goal is to provide clinical research education, guided by a patient-centered philosophy, which will have a significant impact on cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
City of Hope's Clinical Investigation Training Program (CITP) is dedicated to a core group of objectives. Among these are:
Faculty and Mentors
- Provide high-quality, multidisciplinary services to our scholars
- Address the critical need for formal training and advancement in clinical investigation as well as increase the quantity and, more importantly, quality of well-trained clinical investigators.
- Facilitate, through intensive mentoring, the transition from scholar to independent clinical investigator
- Bring City of Hope scientists and clinicians closer together to facilitate the bench-to-bedside continuum
The CITP faculty members are nationally-renowned scholars and researchers who are experts in the clinical research arena.
The Clinical Investigation Training Program's Core Curriculum offers a comprehensive education in the principles and practices of clinical investigation. The program places heavy emphasis on methodology such as experimental design, biostatistical methods, and other important principles and practices of clinical research. The curriculum also stresses the importance of scientific writing, which is vital to protocol and manuscript development as well as writing LOI's and grant applications.