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Supporting the Next Generation of Clinical Research Scholars

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The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program (MCRCDP), funded by the NIH Roadmap Initiative,supports the early career development of Clinical Research Scholars in all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small and large-scale clinical investigation and trials and epidemiologic studies. It will prepare scientists from a broad range of disciplines, specialties and subspecialties for independent careers in clinical research.

The program brings together the collaborative efforts of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Dental, Pharmacy and Nursing Schools, the University of Maryland Institute for Human Virology, and The Institute for Genome Sciences. Every Scholar will have the opportunity to pursue educational offerings pertaining to best practices in clinical research, research ethics and regulations; working in multidisciplinary teams; and management and leadership skills.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore provides a large number of experienced well-funded primary and secondary mentors engaged in a broad range of disciplines, along with the strength of its existing K30 Clinical Research Curriculum for Scholars’ didactic training.  The Program receives robust institutional support from UMB and the University of Maryland General Clinical Research Center for the conduct of Scholars’ projects.

Within the context of diverse scientific and investigational disciplines, the Program instructs Scholars in the development and coordination of a multidisciplinary research team.

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