Eureka Institute For Translational Medicine

MCHRI APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM
EUREKA APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 18, 2020

A key goal of the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) is to provide early-career development and enhance the Stanford translational medicine community.  We have partnered with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine to provide our maternal and child health community additional professional development.

2020 Eureka Virtual Course in Translational Medicine Certificate

This year, in partnership with Eureka, MCHRI is offering up to 6 slots for eligible attendees to participate in Eureka Virtual Course in Translational Medicine scheduled for October 26  to 30, 2020. This course is open to late Master students, PhD students, early Post-docs and Fellows and is free of charge for candidates selected by MCHRI. 

This course will cover topics on translational approaches to addressing health care challenges (such as COVID-19), your understanding of scientific and health systems, and important skills for translational scientists, including collaboration, critical thinking, reflection, creative problem solving and communication. The course aims to inspire, train and challenge you to become part of a new generation of translational scientists needed to identify and tackle the most urgent problems in medicine.

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Online Info Session

MCHRI is offering a webinar on Thursday, September 10 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, hosted by our Eureka Alumni, to provide interested individuals more information on the training opportunity and also learn more about the benefits of being included in our alumni community. Register for the webinar to learn how you can be part of this community.

Application Requirements

Applications are due to MCHRI by September 15. Candidates selected by MCHRI will be required their materials to Eureka by September 18.

Please submit the following items to Grant Wells via email at by September 15: 

  1. Personal Statement describing why you believe that the course would be useful for the development of your career in translational medicine (max one page)
  2. Nomination letter from the department chair and/or division chief (max one page)*
  3. Current curriculum vitae or NIH Biosketch

Course Period

The virtual course will be offered October 26 to 30, 2020 (North America)

General Eligibility

This course is open to late Master students, PhD students, early Post-docs and Fellows and is free of charge for candidates selected by MCHRI. 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1.  Articulate how a translational approach to scientific research can expedite the movement of knowledge to improvements in health
  2. Describe the critical role of patients in translational research and list ways of engaging them in the process
  3. Define and the basic knowledge and skills required in translational research
  4. Grow their professional international network of translational researchers

About Eureka Institute

The mission of the Eureka Institute is to develop a community of translational medicine professionals equipped to catalyze the application of discoveries for the benefit of human health.  

The Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine was established in 2008 by leaders in the field and incorporated in Italy with the legal status of a not-for-profit organization.  In 2009, Eureka initiated an annual intense innovative 8-day certificate course on translational medicine with the goals of exposing talented young people to the challenges and opportunities of Translational Medicine in an international setting. 

The course is offered to a maximum of 30 translational medicine professionals at various stages of career development in both Academia and Industry.  The curriculum is delivered by experts from academia, industry, government-supported regulatory agencies (FDA, EMEA), venture capital and intellectual property law, as well as patient organizations.

The program is designed to build skills to foster innovative teams, critical thinking, and problem solving. The ultimate goal of this endeavor is to produce multidimensional, interdisciplinary professionals who are prepared for a wide range of careers focusing on improving human health.

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Please contact Grant Wells at with any questions.