Yale-Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Program Receives $6 Million NIH Grant

The National Center for Research Resources/National Institutes of Health awarded Yale University School of Medicine a $6.1 million grant to develop the Yale Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Program (K12) Award under the direction of Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., professor of medicine/geriatrics.

The goal of this award is to develop superbly trained physician-investigators who will pursue academic careers and emerge as leaders in patient-oriented research. The program includes a structured academic curriculum and mentored research experience in patient-oriented research, and requires a commitment of three to five years.

“This award recognizes the Yale School of Medicine as a center of excellence in patient-oriented research. It presents an extraordinary career development opportunity for at least 10 physician investigators,” said Inouye.

Prospective candidates include physicians who are fellows in any clinical department and have completed the clinical component of their training program; or junior faculty in the first one to three years of faculty appointment. Fellows accepted into the program are expected to matriculate in the Investigative Medicine Program (K30), and to commit three to five years in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. Junior faculty will attend academic courses through the Investigative Medicine Program and will dedicate 90 percent protected time to research.

Up to three trainees will be selected in each of the first two years of the program, and two trainees in subsequent years, based on a competitive application process. The award will provide stipends appropriate for the level of training up to $90,000 per year, and research and tuition costs up to $30,000 per year for a maximum of five years for each candidate.

The application deadline is January 5, 2004 for awards beginning July 1, 2004 or 2005. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator, Lupi Robinson at 203-688-1173 or lupi.robinson@yale.edu

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