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Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical and Translational Science Center

K12 Program

CTSC K12 Mentored Career Development Program

The NIH-funded CTSC supports highly qualified junior faculty to conduct mentored, multidisciplinary, patient-oriented clinical research.  Clinical research is defined as (a) patient oriented research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin) that includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trails, and/or development of new technologies; (b) epidemiologic and behavioral studies; (c) health services and outcomes research.  The period of support may extend for up to 3 years, with an extension of 1-2 additional years in exceptional cases.

The goal of the program is to accelerate the career development of promising junior faculty, promoting their development as independent clinical multidisciplinary research investigators.  The program will provide select scholars with a salary of $75,000 plus benefits, as well as $25,000 for travel and research expenses each year.  Scholars in the K12 program will:

  • Obtain additional research training through participation in coursework, workshops, and/or individualized programs of study.
  • Conduct a rigorous multidisciplinary clinical/patient-oriented research investigation relevant to their research interests.
  • Be mentored by senior investigators from diverse backgrounds and with a demonstrated track record of successfully developing the career of junior colleagues.
  • Draw from, and participate in, the activities and resources of the UC Davis CTSC, as well as a nation-wide consortium of 60 other NIH-funded CTSA sites.  This will include a commitment to presenting their work in seminars and assisting in the recruitment of trainees into CTSC-supported educational and training programs.

K12 Mentored Career Development Program 
 Call for Applications