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Clinical/Translational and Public Health Research Training Track

Congratulations to our 8 scholars for completing the Clinical/Translational and Public Health Research Training Track!

Graduation held June 5, 2024


This program provides training to UMB fellows and faculty in an early stage of their research career who are seeking foundational training in developing and executing a mentored clinical research project, including effectively communicating research to get published and funded.

This 7-month training program includes didactic instruction, experiential learning, grant writing training, and a capstone project. Upon completion of the didactic and experiential learning, scholars will have a research protocol for a clinical project that they are executing or will execute under the guidance of a mentor. Lastly, scholars will complete a capstone project which will consist of writing a grant application and participate in a mock study section review. CARTI scholars are required to complete each element of the training schedule. The 2023-2024 training schedule for CARTI scholars is as follows:

Timeline 2023


To participate in the CARTI Clinical/Translational & Public Health Research Training Track participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a senior fellow (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) or faculty member in an early to mid-stage of their research career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore with some prior research experience.
  • Have research mentor(s)* and existing clinical/translational and/or public health research project or an area of clinical/translational and/or public health research you are interested in pursuing.
  • Have a letter of support from your Department Chair guaranteeing at least 20% protected time (8 hours/week) to conduct training and research over a 7-month period.
  • Have NOT served as a Principal Investigator on an NIH or federally funded research or career development award.

* Interested 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 Dr. Marey Shriver (  


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UMSOM CARTI 2023 Scholars for the “Clinical/Translational and Public Health Research Training Track” Announced! Read the 2023 Scholar Announcement

Brittany Drazich, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health, UMSON 

Chengyan Chu, DrMed, Research Associate, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UMSOM

Dena Tran, MD, Fellow, Department of Pulmonary & Clinical Care Medicine, UMSOM

Edward Traver, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, IHV, UMSOM

J. David Gatz, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UMSOM

Jiachen Zhuo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UMSOM

Lauren Leigh Smith, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UMSOM

Rebecca Schwartz, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, UMSOM