The ICTR provides a comprehensive set of career development and educational programs, designed to help our faculty successfully pursue careers as clinical and translational scientists in academic and other settings. We providing funding, oversight, and support through two junior-faculty research career development awards, sponsored by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH and by the Einstein-Montefiore ICTR. The first program provides funding for junior faculty (Instructor or Assistant Professor) with doctoral degrees who will devote 75%-90% FTE in clinical or translational research and training for 2 to 4 years (Track I) in conjunction with our CTSA-funded KL2 program, which provides support similar to that of an independent K-type NIH grant. The second track involves more advanced junior investigators presently at Einstein for whom the College is requested to provide supplemental funding and other support. Dr. Paul Marantz, Associate Dean for Clinical Research Education, oversees these programs.
In addition to these funding programs, we have developed a career development network that we call the Career Development Awardees in Clinical And Translational Science (CDA-CATS). The CDA-CATS include all Einstein faculty engaged in clinical/translational research who have federal, foundation, or institutional career development awards. They meet bimonthly for presentations and discussions designed to support their transition to independent research careers, in order to complement their individual and departmental career development support with a broad and diverse support network. Dr. Marla Keller, Associate Professor of Medicine, directs this program.
These resources are supported by a robust educational program, which includes short-term and degree-granting programs. Those programs are described under the “Training and Education” link above.
Information on some of the investigators who have pursued these research career tracks can be found in the following materials: