The Rare Disease Clinical Research Training Program is recruiting for the 2022-2023 academic year. This year long course consists of both in-person and remote online sessions providing the tools and mentorship needed for a successful career in Rare Disease Clinical Research.
· Topics include: statistics in small populations, interactions with industry and pharmaceutical companies, grant writing success, working with patient and family groups, career design and planning, and publishing in rare diseases.
· The ideal applicant: clinical research assistants, fellows in their final year of training, postdoctoral fellows, early faculty with clinical research interests.
· The applicant must show a 10% time commitment from their program chair or department chair for focused research time.
· Program Timing:
o The program requires a two-day virtual session (October 23-24, 2022)
o A two 2 day trip to the Washington DC area (tentatively planned for Spring 2023)
o twice monthly web-based learning sessions
o completion of a mentored research project with culmination in a presentation
o Cost for all web-based activities are covered by the recruiting program.
o The cost of travel to the DC area and registration for the RDCRN meeting is at the expense of the trainee’s sponsor.
o Scholarships to cover travel costs are available, but limited.
o Applicants from underrepresented groups in medicine are encouraged to apply and will be given priority for funding to cover travel costs.
· Application Process:
o Rare Disease Scholars Application (https://redcap.link/RareDisease)
o at least one letter of recommendation from a research mentor or division chair
o Current CV.
o The application needs to be completed in one session and is expected to take about 30 minutes to complete.
· Rolling admissions will begin on 9/15/2022. Applicants from underrepresented groups in medicine are encouraged to apply and will be given priority for funding to cover travel costs.
Please contact Course Director, Dr. Debra Regier (email@example.com) or program coordinator, Tiffany Swaringer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions about the program.