Clinical Trialist Training Program

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The Clinical Trialist Training Program (CTTP) is a joint initiative between SCTR, the MUSC College of Medicine, and the Hollings Cancer Center that provides 10% salary support (plus fringe) for one year of training to develop new site investigators for multicenter clinical trials. 

The goal of this program is to engage new clinical trialists who will develop a clinical trial portfolio and generate continued salary support beyond the year of training. This funding opportunity is open to College of Medicine & Hollings Cancer Center-affiliated faculty who are in departments that can support a clinical trial.


Eligible candidates are full-time clinical faculty (tenure or non-tenure track) in the College of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or lower. Participants must have a clinical doctoral degree and be board certified in a specialty. More details on eligibility requirements can be found in the RFA.

Program Training & Experience

The CTTP will provide didactic training and hands-on trial experience including:

  • Participation in a “Clinical Trials Bootcamp”

  • Quarterly “Meet the Expert” Didactic Sessions

  • Quarterly Progress Reviews and mentoring

  • Identification of multicenter trials in which to participate as the site PI

  • Feasibility and financial assessments; contract execution and IRB applications; and recruitment strategies, tools, and budgeting for the selected trials

  • Support of SCTR staff knowledge and resources


Not currently accepting applications. 

2023-2024 Awardees

College of Medicine

Parneet Grewal, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Lindsey Jennings, M.D.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Mariam Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Alexander Coltoff, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Diana Lee-Chavarria 

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA

Program Administrator