Clinical Trialist Training Program

Clinical Trials conduct

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 101 Bootcamp” (Date TBD – Summer 2022)

  • 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


We are not currently accepting applications.

2021-2022 Awardees

College of Medicine

Kelli Williams
Kelli Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
College of Medicine
Department, Pediatrics

Sanford Zeigler
Sanford Zeigler, M.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
Department, Surgery


Whitney Graybill
Whitney S. Graybill, M.D., MS

Associate Professor
College of Medicine
Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Brian Orr
Brian Orr M.D. 

Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology




Diana Lee-Chavarria

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager