Clinical Trialist Training Program

Clinical Trials conduct

Now Accepting Applications

Learn more about the Clinical Trialist Training Program eligibility requirements and application process.

2023-2024 CTTP RFA (PDF)

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


RFA Release Date: December 15, 2022
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Interviews of Shortlisted Candidates: Late March 2023
Scholar Notification: End of March 2023
Appointment Term: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

2022-2023 Awardees

College of Medicine

Ashley Waring, M.D.

Ashley Waring, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiology

Neena Champaigne, M.D.

Neena Champaigne, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics


 Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, M.D.

Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Interests: breast prostate malignancy

Charlotte Rivers, M.D.

Charlotte Rivers, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Interests: central nervous system malignancy

Department Funded CTTP Awardees

Ronald Teufel, M.D., MSCR

Ronald Teufel, M.D., MSCR
Professor of Pediatrics

M. Frampton Gwynette, M.D.

M. Frampton Gwynette, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences




Diana Lee-Chavarria

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager