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K Club Program

Program Overview

The K Club Program is designed to help recipients of career development (K) awards attain their research goals. This program consists of a monthly seminar or interactive session focused on a subject relevant to the interests/research goals of recipients of K awards.

The purpose of the K Club is twofold: 1) to help support the transition of K recipients to independent funding (eg R-level award) and 2) to provide a forum for recipients of K awards to meet their colleagues in other departments.

The K Club was founded in 2014 by Wendy Sanders MA, Associate Dean of the Research Career Development Program and Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Research Career Development Program. The K Club includes approximately 50 junior faculty/senior fellows from the School of Medicine and meets for 1-hour a month.

Examples of topics covered, but not limited to:

  • Tips for transitioning from a K to R
  • Tips and Strategies to get the mentoring you need
  • Developing a research question for your R01
  • Knowing When to Say “Yes” and When (and How) to Say “No”
  • Time Management
  • Conflict resolution
  • How to give an elevator talk
  • K Club Participants Present: Specific Aims (discussion)
  • K Club Participants Present: Central Research Question/Hypothesis
  • How to participate

    If you are a recent recipient of a career development award and would like to participate in this program, please send an email to Marey Shriver, PhD or Stacie Mendoza