BIRCWH K12 Program
In 2010, the CCTST was awarded $2.48 million over 5 years from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) to continue the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program at the UC Academic Health Center.
Designed to provide a mentored research and career development experience leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women, this K12 program currently funds 4 junior faculty trainees, listed below. Principal investigator is CCTST co-director Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, associate dean for clinical and translational research.
Eligible faculty trainees may be based at UC, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program provides each trainee up to $100,000 in total costs per year in salary and research/career development support for up to a 2 year period. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, have 75% protected time, and identify at least 2 mentors from different disciplines and training background for interdisciplinary research and career development. Faculty who have been PIs on an R01 or another K award, a project leader on a P01 or P50, or who have another K award application pending review are not eligible to apply. CCHMC Procter Scholars and Trustee Grant awardees are not eligible. BIRCWH applicants may not apply concurrently for the KL2 Research Scholars award. Additional restrictions apply.
- Abbigail Tissot, PhD, assistant professor, adolescent medicine, CCHMC
- Neera Goyal, MD, MSHP, assistant professor, neonatology, CCHMC
- Lisa Privette Vinnedge, PhD, instructor, oncology, CCHMC
- Beena Kamath, MD, MPH, assistant professor, clinical pediatrics, CCHMC
Letters of Intent (LOI) for the next funding round are due Friday, August 10, 2012 by 5 PM. Invited applicants will be notified by August 14, 2012, with full proposals due September 11, 2012 by 5 PM. One award will be made this cycle. Funding start date is October 1, 2012.
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