Postdoctoral Fellows/Junior Faculty

SCTR offers two mentored career development programs for junior faculty to enhance the development and retention of early career investigators: an NIH-funded KL2 program and a College of Medicine–funded K12 program. Both aim to increase clinical research capacity and to transition early-stage investigators to an independent research career through a guided, mentored program.

KL2/K12 Impact By the Numbers

18

Alumni

95 %

Hold Academic Positions

82 %

Associate Professor or Professor

94 %

Research Funded Independently

SCTR KL2 (K12) Multidisciplinary Scholars Program in Clinical and Translational Science

The SCTR KL2 program equips scholars with a supportive environment, start-up research funds, and access to program faculty to provide expertise and guidance in conducting a clinical research project. This program is intended to train a multidisciplinary workforce of both clinical and non-clinical research scientists.

For more information about the KL2, including program requirements and timeline, please review the KL2 Program FAQs (PDF).

Toros Dincman
Toros Dincman, M.D., Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

Christine Cooper
Christine Cooper, M.D.
, Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
College of Medicine

DeAnna Baker-Frost
DeAnna Baker Frost, M.D.
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

Past Scholars (PDF)

College of Medicine Clinician Scientist K12 Scholars Program

The College of Medicine Clinician Scientist K12 program provides mentored, protected research experiences to enhance the development and retention of early career physician scientist investigators. The goal of the COM K12 program is to increase clinical and translational research capacity through the training of junior faculty to help drive research independence. This funding opportunity is only open to junior faculty in the College of Medicine who hold an MD, DO, or MD/PhD (or foreign equivalent).

Now accepting applications!

SCTR College of Medicine Clinician Scientist K12 Program

Eligible candidates are junior faculty in the College of Medicine with an MD, DO, or MD/PhD (or foreign equivalent) who are committed to a career in clinical and translational research. The position requires 40% full-time professional effort.

Key Dates

  • RFA Release Date: October 1, 2020
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Scholar Notification: Late January 2021
  • Proposed Appointment Term: February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2023

COM K12 RFA

COM K12 Program FAQs

COM K12 Application FAQs

COM K12 Application

COM K12 Scholar Needs Assessment

How to Obtain a Study ID - (required to submit an application)

Bryan Garcia
Bryan Garcia, M.D.
, Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine

Elizabeth Kirkland
Elizabeth Kirkland, M.D.
, Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

Past Scholars (PDF)

   

Scholar Resources

Leadership

Contact

Diana Lee-Chavarria

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager
843-792-8205
leeachar@musc.edu