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Clinical and Translational Research Training Track

Clinical/Translational Research Training Track Pilot Program Overview

CARTI recently launched 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


Please email questions to Stacie Mendoza at

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Six (6) scholars were selected to participate in this 6-month training program. Read the full 2022 Scholar Announcement.

Congratulations to our 6 scholars for completing the Clinical/Translational Research Training Track!

Graduation held May 5, 2023

Alexis Salerno

Alexis Salerno, MD, Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine
Read Dr. Salerno's testimonial

Liz Powell

Elizabeth Powell, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Nicole Putnam

Nicole Putnam, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Nikhil Pandey

Nikhil Pandey, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery
Read Dr. Pandey's testimonial

Yohance Allette

Yohance Allette, MD, PhD, Fellow, Department of Neurology

Zaker Rana

Zaker Rana, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology