UAHS Career Development Award Program Seeking Scholars; Apply by Dec. 10

University of Arizona Health Sciences logoThe University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking applicants for its UAHS Career Development Award (CDA) training program.

Career Development Awards illustrative imageThe CDA training program was established by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences (SVPHS) at the University of Arizona in 2014. It is designed to provide research training and funding opportunities for junior UAHS faculty members at the UA to foster academic careers in clinical and translational research. Personalized didactic coursework, mentored research, and multidisciplinary interactions and collaborations will be offered to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to build a well-funded collaborative research career for the awardees.

Drs. Christian Bime, Pavani Chalasani, Jarrod Mosier and Olga RafikovaAmong current faculty who have been prior winners of the award are Christian Bime, MD; Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPHJarrod Mosier, MD; and Olga Rafikova, MD, PhD.

Scholars will be selected by the UAHS-CDA Advisory Committee which is composed of established investigators and physician-scientists with excellent track records and well-funded research programs. The UAHS-CDA scholars will receive 75 percent assigned effort of their current total base salary support up to $75,000 per year for two years, plus fringe benefits. In addition, as much as $5,000 per year will be available to defray costs associated with the scholar’s research-related activities, including lab supplies, tuition, and fees for enrolling in courses of interest related to his/her research. The CDA will also provide $1,500 per year for the scholar to travel to one or more academic conferences and $5,000 per year to contribute toward the mentor’s research program. The program is intended to provide support for 2 years. The second-year funding is contingent upon a satisfactory progress report of the first-year of support, a required research and career progress report, and a presentation to the UAHS-CDA Advisory Committee. In the event that the scholar is successful in securing extramural grant funding, continuation of the remaining support from UAHS-CDA program will be determined based upon type and amount of extramural funding and a review of programmatic overlap, in order to determine the suitability and amount of continued UAHS-CDA support.

For information on how to apply for this important funding opportunity, please open attachment below.

Award Start Date: Jan. 1, 2019

Submission Deadline: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

For inquiries, please contact: 

Lauren Zajac
Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
University of Arizona Health Sciences
(520) 621-0724 Lauren Zajac and Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD 
Professor, Department of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, UA Health Sciences
Medical Director, Center for Sleep Disorders, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
(520) 626-8309

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