The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supports a training program for junior faculty termed a Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA). The Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital has held this grant since 1997. The CHRCDA is K12 grant supporting research career development of pediatricians who have recently completed subspecialty training and who are commencing basic research training relevant to child health. The goal of this initiative is to advance research in child health and to support educational institutions in their ability to stimulate novel research initiatives and career development experiences for junior investigators.
A talented group of established investigators, with research funded by NIH or other sources through competitively awarded grants or contracts, combine to establish a center of research excellence in their institution. Individuals with a wide range of biomedical backgrounds, especially those with a basic science orientation, mentor newly trained pediatricians just embarking on a research career. The established investigators, as mentors, will make available their expertise, guidance, and laboratory facilities to be utilized by junior investigators for research projects that will enhance their basic science knowledge and skills.
The scholar position is a junior faculty position offered to a pediatrician who has successfully completed a pediatric residency, who is no more than four years beyond attaining subspecialty board eligibility, and who has not previously been the Principal Investigator of an NIH research grant or contract (including R, P, and U awards). Scholars can be eligible for up to four years following the last clinical training to attain board eligibility that led to a nationally recognized subspecialty board certification. Scholars must have an M.D. degree and have completed a pediatric residency and subspecialty training. This junior faculty appointment should be extended to candidates who committed to spending a minimum of 75 percent of full-time professional effort in research and research career development activities. During the award period, the scholars are encouraged and expected to seek independent grant support.
Interested junior faculty should contact:
John Barnard, M.D.
Child Health Research Center Program Director
700 Children’s Drive WA2011
Columbus, Ohio 43205
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