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2019 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Announced

Dec 04, 2018




The University of Utah Health is pleased to announce the 2019 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) research scholars. The 22 scholars represent departments from across the university including School of Medicine, College of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and College of Social and Behavioral Science.


"I'm excited to announce our new cohort of young investigators beginning the program starting in January,” said Michael Rubin, MD, PhD, MS, Director of VPCAT Program. “The VPCAT program continues its tradition of investing in strong, up-and-coming junior faculty who are ready to take their research to the next level and become independent clinical and translational investigators."


The scholars were selected after a rigorous and competitive application process. They will participate in a two-year program designed to develop essential research, leadership, and practical skills that can be applied in clinical and translational research setting. In addition, a team of mentors will help the scholars develop leadership skills.


Scholars will have access to biostatisticians in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and grant submission specialists to facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data, and the preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.

VPCAT scholars are junior faculty who have a defined research interest, are in their second or third year at U of U Health, have a science mentor, published a minimum of two papers, and plan to apply for extramural funding during the program.