/School of Medicine//Medicinesite://Medicine/faculty-devFaculty DevelopmentFaculty Development/faculty-devMedicinesite://Medicine/faculty-dev_archive-10-2016Faculty DevelopmentFaculty Development/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016Medicinesite://Medicine/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016programsFaculty Development ProgramsPrograms/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programsMedicinesite://Medicine/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programsvpcatVice President's Clinical & Translational Research Scholar ProgramVice President's Clinical & Translational Research Scholar Program/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programs/vpcatMedicinesite://Medicine/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programs/vpcatindexVice President's Clinical & Translational Research Scholars ProgramIntended for junior faculty members, the VPCAT is a two-year program that trains scholars in clinical and translational research skills through mentor meetings and monthly seminars.Vice President's Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Program/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programs/vpcat/indexMedicinesite://Medicine/faculty-dev/_archive-10-2016/programs/vpcat/index

Vice President's Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Program

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The Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program has been designed to offer intensive mentorship and support to junior faculty in the University of Utah Health Sciences committed to careers in clinical or translational research.

VPCAT Research Scholars are selected through a competitive application process each fall; accepted scholars participate in a two-year program designed to provide leadership competencies and develop the essential research knowledge and practical skills to be an effective clinical or translational researcher.

The two-year competitive program incorporates:

  • Formal and informal mentoring
  • Structured curriculum focused on leadership competencies and essential knowledge and practical skills to be an effective clinical or translational researcher
  • Access to resources to facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data and preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.

A mentoring team consisting of a Scientific mentor, a VPCAT Senior mentor, Peer mentors and Staff mentors support each VPCAT Scholar. Scholars have access to biostatisticians in the Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) and grant submission specialists. These resources facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data and the preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.

blueVPCAT Links///dark_greenResources///dark_greenContact UsBecky Childs
Director, Office of the AVP for Faculty 
& Academic Affairs, Health Sciences 
Phone: (801) 587-8587
Email: rebecca.childs@hsc.utah.edu
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