Addressing Health Disparities Among Oklahoma Minority and Rural Communities Through Clinical Research Education and Career Development
Phase I Application deadline: May 17, 2021
Principal Investigators: Stavros Stavrakis, MD and Courtney Houchen, MD
Facilitate the education of participants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research to pursue clinical research, translational and/or patient-oriented research, or population health research particularly on diseases that disproportionately impact minority, rural, and health disparity populations.
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Eligible Program Participants
Program Training PhasesPhase I
Phase I trainees will receive 50% salary support to complete the MS in Clinical and Translational Science degree program, including completion of a thesis research project. Trainees will be mentored by an interdisciplinary team of faculty researchers.Phase II
Scholars will receive 75% salary support. A three-year plan will be developed with guidance from a mentoring team that will include training in scientific writing and grant writing as well as training in Responsible Conduct of Research. The development plan will include a series of research projects that will result in research products necessary to support a career development award or R series award application in the second or third year of the appointment.
Funding (annual funding for two years)Phase II
Funding (annual funding for up to three years) • 75% protected time (salary+fringe)Up to two Phase II trainees will be funded at any one time in the program.
Application MaterialsPhase I
The application will include an official transcript from all prior universities attended, a completed OUHSC Graduate College application, three letters of recommendation, one-page statement of career goals indicating how the MS in CTS will advance the career of the applicant, a two-page research proposal for the thesis project, the primary mentor’s NIH biosketch, and a current CV for the applicant.
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The application will include a summary of career goals and research interests along with a research proposal and planned timeline for a career development or R-series award application. In addition, a letter of support must be included from the proposed primary mentor and the department chair or section chief agreeing to the time commitment required for the CRECD program.
The applications will be reviewed by the CRECD Advisory Committee. The top four applicants will be invited to deliver a 30-minute oral presentation of their research goals, interests, and career development plans.
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For additional information, please contact:
Stavros Stavrakis, MD Program Co-Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Shackelford Program Coordinator 405-271-8001 Ext. 48833 (Direct Line) Email: email@example.com
Acknowledgement: This education and career development program is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers R25MD011564 and 1 U54GM104938. The content is solely the responsibility of the program directors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.