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Clinical and Translational Training Track

Clinical/Translational Research Training Track Pilot Program

Applications are now being accepted. Download the application instructions.

Application Deadline: May 27, 2022 by 5:00pm EDT

CARTI is launching a pilot for the Clinical/Translational Research Training Track. This program provides training to UMSOM senior fellows and early-stage faculty who are seeking foundational training in developing and executing a mentored clinical research project, including effectively communicating your research to get published and funded. This 6-month training program will include didactic instruction, scientific writing instruction, experiential learning, and a capstone project. CARTI scholars are required to complete each element of the training schedule. Upon completion of the training track, CARTI scholars will have a research protocol for a clinical project that they are executing under the guidance of a mentor. The proposed training schedule for CARTI scholars is as follows:


To participate in the CARTI Clinical/Translational Research Training Track Pilot Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a senior fellow (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) or faculty member in an early-stage of their research career with some prior research
  • Have research mentor(s)* and existing clinical research project or an area of clinical research you are interested in
  • Have a letter of support from their Department Chair guaranteeing at least 20% protected time (8 hours/week) to conduct training and research over a 6-month
  • Have NOT served as a Principal Investigator on an NIH or federally funded research or career development

* Interested senior fellows or faculty who have not identified a mentor should consider using CARTI mentor matching to identify a mentor prior to completing their application. For more information, contact Marey Shriver, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Executive Director for Faculty Development, CARTI at



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Information Session:

On Monday, May 9th from 11:30am – 12:00pm, CARTI will be holding an information session via Zoom to discuss and answer questions re: the Clinical/Translational Research Training Track Pilot Program and application process. To attend this information session, please register HERE