2021 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholar Program application

The Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program is a holistic, two-year competitive mentoring program designed to offer intensive mentorship and support to early-stage faculty members engaged in clinical and translational research in transitioning to accomplished, funded principal investigators. VPCAT leverages the resources of our institution to augment departmental resources in support of junior faculty investigators using a multi-level Matrix Mentoring Model that includes self, scientific, peer, senior, and staff mentorship. The program incorporates formal and informal mentoring; a structured curriculum focused on leadership competencies, essential knowledge, and practical skills to be an effective clinical or translational researcher; and access to resources to facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data, and preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.

This program is open to junior faculty from all University of Utah Health colleges and schools and the College of Social and Behavioral Science, as well as nominated researchers from Intermountain Healthcare.

For those who meet the specified criteria and are interested in applying, there will be a VPCAT Application Workshop held on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 pm via Zoom to review the application and answer questions. Additional details are attached in Competition Space and available on the VPCAT Research Scholars Program’s website, including examples of accepted applications. Applications are reviewed and candidates selected by VPCAT Senior mentors and members of the VPCAT Alumni Advisory Committee. The program begins January 1, 2021 and concludes December 31, 2022.

For questions about the VPCAT Research Scholars Program and/or faculty eligibility, please contact Ms. Jenny Cochrane, (801) 585-9354.