Postdoctoral fellows will devote at least 75% effort to mentored research, supplemented by conferences, seminars, and coursework based on individual needs. Each trainee will develop an individual development plan, and progress is to be continuously monitored and formally evaluated. PREMIER includes:

  • Mentored research - PREMIER fellows will be mentored by one primary established mentor associated with the core of central interest to the fellow and 1-2 secondary mentors from the other cores to enhance the fellow’s experience.
  • Didactic training may lead to a master’s degree, such asMaster of Science in Clinical and Translation Science (MS-CTS). Elective courses are listed in the table below. Explore other master's programs, such as Master of Public Health or Master of Science Programs. 
  • UIC offers a variety of research, academic and clinical seminars, journal clubs, and lectures to engage in current research and practices. Attendance recommendations will be tailored depending on scope and relevance to the fellow’s research interests.
  • Grant writing workshops and courses for credit are offered to advance grant-writing skills to learn the mechanics of the NIH grant application and provide consultation and grant reviews to junior investigators.
  • All trainees will be required to attend at least one annual national meeting related to their research area of interest. As PREMIER encompasses a wide range of multidisciplinary, a number of national organizations may provide suitable venues for attendance as well as presentation.
  • Professional and Career development - PREMIER fellows will also receive training on communication skills, professionalism, and leadership and management skills, which are essential to increase their competitiveness in the next stage of their career.


INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it's exactly "additionalAnchor").
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a "#" in front of it. (Example, we have a "chief" section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to "#chief")
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor's HYPERLINK WITHOUT the "#", i.e. "chief".
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there's a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.