At the University of Chicago, faculty members have several opportunities to advance their careers and expand their research and clinical interests. Faculty career development and education programs are listed below.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) administer these prestigious K12 awards for advanced postdoctoral scholars and faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers. The awards provide financial support, mentoring in translational research, participation in the ITM's Monthly Clinical Scholar seminars and various opportunities to create collaborations around translational research. Dr. Funmi Olopade serves as the PI of the National Cancer Institute grant supporting the program (5K12CA139160).
Request for Applications (PDF): Applications for 2019-20 are due on September 27, 2019.
The Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) is a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium that helps convert biomedical research into health improvement.
The Chicago ITM is a partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem that’s fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the NIH. One pillar of the ITM’s mission is to provide training and mentoring resources, and the ITM is proud to offer educational opportunities to Chicago ITM investigators.
The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics is internationally recognized as a leading program for research and training in medical ethics. Established in 1984 with support from the family of Dorothy J. MacLean, the Center offers both a 2-year master’s degree and a 1-year part-time fellowship program.
The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance Certificate. This post-baccalaureate program provides comprehensive training in clinical practices, drug development, statistical concepts for clinical research, and clinical site management and monitoring.
The BSD Office of Faculty Affairs has several programs and opportunities for faculty career development specifically in the area of enhancing grant and research writing skills. Click here for a current calendar of scheduled events and programs.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant Writers’ Group hosts an informal 8-week long session for faculty grant writers and mentors to foster discussion and provide feedback about cancer-focused grant applications.
Faculty at all levels that are interested in serving as grant writers or mentors should contact Kathy Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center holds a quarterly “Lunch and Learn” educational series to provide its members with the opportunity to develop their communication and outreach skills, as well as being informed about various institutional resources to enhance their research efforts. Lunch and Learn invitations are sent to faculty via email throughout the year.