Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH)

CCTS Professional Development Scholars Program

Program Director: Dr. Luisa A. DiPietro

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Professional Development Scholars Award supports the research efforts and career development of junior faculty dedicated to patient-orientated research. Awards will support career development for individuals in clinical disciplines and professions. The CCTS Professional Development Scholars Program seeks to develop well-structured and well-recognized career development pathways that lead to the exploration of new approaches in patient-oriented, epidemiological, behavioral, health services, and outcomes research. Professional Development Scholars are provided protected time to conduct research and pursue career development opportunities as well as research funding to support these efforts for two years.

The following Scholars have been or are currently being supported in further developing careers in clinical and translational research:

Rachel Jacobs, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine

Jesica Herrick, MD, MS
Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Immunology & International Medicine
College of Medicine

Gye Young Park, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
College of Medicine

Anantha Harijith, MD
Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine

Heather Prendergast, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
College of Medicine

David Gavin, MD
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine