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Partner Career Development

The Partner Career Development Program is administered by the Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) K12 Program’s co-directors, Drs. Murtaugh, Nygaard, and Varner. The Utah CTSI K12 Program works closely with the University of Utah’s Partner Career Development Program. Primary Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) and Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) provide support to four additional career development positions. Collaboratively, these partnerships provide scholars an environment that encourages team science, peer mentoring, and innovation.

Primary Children's Health Foundation (PCHF)

The competitive Primary Children’s Health Foundation program, which provides support for promising clinical and translational researchers with a clear focus in child health, attracts candidates throughout the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, and Utah Department of Health. The support provided is of high value to the Utah CTSI, University of Utah, and its partners. It supports increased collaborations and team science within the pediatric research community across the Intermountain West.

Intermountain Healthcare

The objective of the Intermountain Healthcare Mentored Career Development Award program is to provide tailored research and career development opportunities to fit the needs of each candidate while offering strong didactic education, mentored research, interdisciplinary works-in-progress seminars, and team-building experiences. The Award will provide salary and research support for a sustained period (up to 2 years) to ensure a future cadre of well-trained scientists who aim to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people in order to advance health. Early stage investigators with faculty appointments at Intermountain Healthcare are eligible to apply.  

Contact Us

Shaylee Scott
Program Assistant

Lyalya Sultanova
Grants & Contracts Officer

Jennifer Zitterkoph
Associate Director, Grants & Contracts
Phone: 801-213-1504