Clinical Faculty Scholars Program celebrates milestone
More than 55 faculty members trained
(from left) Drs. Cicutto, Sokol, Lakin and Libby
The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program (CFSP) is a two year intensive mentoring and research training program to launch faculty to success in clinical and outcomes research. The program is one of CCTSI’s mentoring and research training offerings. This February, CFSP celebrated a milestone: “I’m proud to say our program has trained more than 55 faculty members through 13 different cohorts!” says CFSP Director Anne Libby, PhD.
Libby organized an inaugural CFSP reception to honor past and present scholars, mentors and sponsors—and to provide a formal networking opportunity for the faculty who have trained and supported early career investigators of clinical and outcomes research. “We also treated it as a recruiting event where potential scholars could come and talk to scholars about the program,” she said.
During the program, each faculty scholar submits an individual career development plan and receives regular individual mentorship from four experienced senior researchers in clinical epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics and health economics.
Last year, Libby published a study in Academic Health that illustrated a dramatic difference in grant success for early career faculty who participated in this mentored research program vs. those who did not. The study found that junior medical-research faculty who participated in CFSP landed twice as many grants as similar faculty who did not participate in the program.
Though the program
just closed its submission process for this year, you may contact Anne Libby
with any questions about CFSP or next year’s application process.