Clinical Research Scholars Program (Cohort 11)
The Medical College of Wisconsin has a tradition of excellence in research. In keeping with this tradition and to address the need for expanding medical knowledge, the Medical College of Wisconsin has identified the training of new clinical investigators as a priority. The Clinical Research Scholars Program was developed to address this goal.
The mission of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Clinical Research Scholars Program is to provide didactic training and individual mentoring in career development and clinical research to junior faculty who are committed to pursuing careers in academic medicine as independently funded, clinical and translational investigators. The program faculty is dedicated to ensuring the success of its Clinical Research Scholars by providing protected research time, a supportive research environment, research-related resources, individual mentoring and skills in clinical research methodology.
The Clinical Research Scholars Program is made up of a diverse group of researchers, educators, physicians and junior faculty. All of these individuals work together to promote an environment which facilitates research and learning while fostering collaborative investigation. The Program is made up of the primary faculty, the selection committee, and the clinical scholars.
- Junior Faculty
The goal of the program is to enable each Clinical Research Scholar to successfully compete for clinical research funding. The specific objectives for the program are to:
- Provide Scholars with an enriched academic environment that will enhance the development of their clinical research.
- Provide instruction to Clinical Research Scholars in practical research skills.
- Assist Scholars in identifying and accessing research-related resources.
- Ensure the development of a research proposal which is submitted to an appropriate funding agency.
Scholars are expected to participate fully in the program by attending program sessions, contributing to discussions, and completing assignments. Scholars will be asked to give presentations and regular updates on their research projects. They will also be asked to provide appropriate suggestions, constructive criticism, and feedback to other Scholars. Scholars will be asked to meet regularly with their research mentors or advisors.
The program faculty is dedicated to ensuring the success of its Clinical Research Scholars by providing protected research time, a supportive research environment, research-related resources, individual mentoring and skills in clinical research methodology.
David Gutterman, MD
Professor and Senior Associate Director
Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Assistant Provost, Director, Professor
Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 66.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 66.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 66.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 66.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
How to Apply
The Clinical Research Scholars Program is a major initiative in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to assist junior faculty in developing their research careers. With over ten years of experience in training junior faculty in critical competencies for successful research careers, our graduates have achieved external funding, established strong publication records and received national recognition. Our program emphasizes the following skills: grantsmanship, ethical conduct in research, research study design, grant management, research career development, and effective scientific communication via abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.
Clinical Research Scholars are required to:
- Attend seminars twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Attendance is required.
- Demonstrate research-related core competencies in research methods
- Attend and participate in the Research Methods Workshop Course, if not already completed (This course is offered each fall semester of the academic school year)
- Complete the MCW Human Research Protection Certification Program (CITI or equivalent), if not already completed
- Submit manuscripts for publication
- Complete additional individualized curriculum components
- Meet regularly with program advisors and research mentors
- Develop a clinical research proposal and submit the proposal to a funding agency by the end of the 2-year curriculum
- Participate/present at the CTSI’s Translational Research Seminars