LA CaTS Cores & Resources

  • Roy Weiner, MD
    Core Director
    Tulane University
  • Paula Gregory, PhD
    Core Co-Director
    LSUHSC New Orleans
  • Pareen Shenoy, MPH
    Clinical Research Navigator
    (504) 988-6998
Phone: (504) 988-6061

Roadmap & Meritorious Scholar Programs

Roadmap Scholars Program
Each year the LA CaTS Clinical Research Education, Mentoring and Career Development Core selects eligible scholars into the Roadmap Scholars program. This program targets junior faculty who are just entering the field of clinical and translational research. The program supports 75% of the scholar’s salary for 2 years to provide protected time for research and training; it also covers the cost of tuition for a 40-credit Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree from Tulane University. This program provides the opportunity for junior faculty, together with their mentors, to design an individual Roadmap that includes didactic courses in clinical research methodology, molecular medicine, ethics, protocol design, grant writing as well as mentored research.  When they complete this training, we anticipate that the scholars will have competed successfully for an NIH Career Transition (K) award or its equivalent, permitting continued protected mentored career development.

Meritorious Post-doctoral Scholar Program
Each year the LA CaTS Clinical Research Education, Mentoring and Career Development Core selects senior post-doctoral scholar into the Meritorious Post-doctoral Scholar Program. Candidates should have at least two years of post-doctoral training and must be considered as potential faculty members. The program offers partial salary support for one year and tuition support for a 10-credit Certificate in Clinical Research (CCR). The CCR offers a limited formal curriculum introducing the basics of clinical research. The goal for these post-doctoral trainees is to submit an NIH K99 career transition award application upon completion.

Important Dates

Standard Date Roadmap Scholarship Meritorious Post-Doctoral Scholarship
RFA Announcement February 1 March 10
Applications Due April 1 April 15
Decision* April 28 April 28

*Decision dates subject to change

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