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Center for Education & Career Development

The Center for Education and Career Development (CECD) is the home of Northwestern University’s education and career development activities and collaborates across Northwestern and our clinical partners to train the entire spectrum of the translational research workforce. Since 2008, CECD has developed and implemented over 14 programs to train a highly skilled research workforce, including early career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, scholars, trainees and clinical research professionals.

The Center includes the Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Program (KL2), a multi-disciplinary post-doctoral training program (TL1), two graduate programs, a robust Mentor Development Program, workshops and seminars for early career faculty at Northwestern and training programs for clinical research coordinators and study site staff. Visit our Education and Career Development section to learn more.

CECD is committed to accelerating the translation of research discoveries to improve human health through education and career development. We provide programs to all members of multidisciplinary research teams with the knowledge and skills to perform high-quality research in an efficient and effective manner. We’ve made significant strides in enhancing our programs and courses to better fit the education and career development needs of an evolving translational research workforce and I am confident we can help advance your research career.”

Michael Fleming, MD, MPH, associate director of the CECD, vice chair for Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Community Medicine

Contact Us

For questions, contact Michael Fleming, MD, MPH, at 312-503-3769. 

Michael Fleming, MD, MPH

  • Director

Kenzie A. Cameron, PhD, MPH

  • Director, Mentoring Consultation Service

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

  • Director, FSM Mentor Development Academy and NUCATS Mentor Development Program

Brian Hitsman, PhD

  • Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Ravi Kalhan, MD

  • Co-Director and Student Advisor, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program

Richard McGee, Jr., PhD

  • Director, Navigating the Research Enterprise (First Mondays) Program and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Richard Pope, MD

  • Director, KL2 Program

Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD

  • Director, Succeeding with your K Award (Third Mondays) Program

Sharon Rosenberg, MD

  • Director, Good Clinical Practice and Research Staff Training

Bill Schnaper, MD

  • Director, Succeeding with your K Award (Third Mondays) Program
  • Director, TL1 Program


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