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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
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KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar Program

KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar Program
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The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Research Education, Training and Career Development Core is transforming the approach to education and training that is required to accelerate the pace of discoveries in the life sciences and the rapid translation of these discoveries into clinical practice that results in improved patient outcomes. The Research Education, Training and Career Development Core is designed to enhance the development of future faculty members and to reengineer the training of future investigators in each step of clinical research, from the laboratory bench or basic population science research to the bedside and finally to practice in the community. The Training Core brings together faculty and trainees from basic science and clinical departments, the graduate and medical schools, academia, health care delivery, and the biopharmaceutical industry.

 



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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree program provides classroom and mentored research experience in clinical research, preparing its trainees for careers in clinical investigation, in academic medicine and the allied health sciences. The curriculum of the MSCI focuses on the theories, models, methods, and tools used by investigators who conduct bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-community translational research.

The KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar Program prepares trainees to be competitive investigators capable of gaining extramural funding for their clinical research projects. The program is designed to support a mentored research experience for fellows and junior faculty members at the University of Utah School of Medicine and other health science departments.


Congratulations Graduates!

We are proud of our talented students completing the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation spring semester 2013. We would like to individually recognize these graduates and their research.

Rahul Anand, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project: Modifiable risk factors for periprosthetic joint infection in diabetic Veterans
Mentor: Sankar Swaminathan, M.D.

 Jeanette R. Chin, M.D., Division of Maternal-Fetal Medisine, Department of Phstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah and Physician Intermountain Healthcare
Project: Maternal phenotypic clusters, gestational weight gain, and infant birthweight
Mentor: Maureen Murtaugh, Ph.D.

Jong Hun Kim, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Utah and Physician and the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System
Project: Impact of a change in antibacterial prophylaxis in outpatient autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma
Mentor: Kimberly E.  Hanson, M.D., M.H.S.

 Michael J. Lanspa, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Utah and Physician, Intermountain Healthcare
Project: Intensive insulin therapy:  The effect of glucose target and glucose variability on mortality in the ICU
Mentor: Alan H. Morris, M.D.

Carrie McAdam Marx, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
Project: Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with a Pharmacist-Coordinated Diabetes Chronic Care Management Program
Mentor: Maureen Murtaugh, Ph.D.

Jessica K. Roberts, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Anthea Letsou, Ph.D.

Catherine Sampert, D.O., Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Project: Risk Factors for Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Children with Intestinal Failure
Mentor: W. Daniel Jackson, M.D.

Emily Thorell, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Utah and Physician Intermountain Healthcare
Project: Evaluation of a Prospective-Audit with Feedback Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Pediatric Hospital
Mentor: Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

David Woessner, Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
Mentor: Carol Lim, Ph.D.