Clinical Faculty Scholars Program

To help emerging investigators obtain a career development award (K08, K23 or foundation equivalent), or a first independent, extramural project award (R21, R01 or equivalent) through guided project development, educational seminars, grant writing classes, and mentorship participants. Each Faculty Scholar will submit an individual career development plan and receive regular individual mentorship from four experienced senior researchers in clinical epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, and health economics.

Enrolls 4-6 junior faculty members per year.

Faculty members from affiliated institutions (i.e., Denver VA, Denver Health, National Jewish, Kaiser Permanente) are eligible.

Prospective applicants must have tuition support from their home department/ division and obtain at least 50% protected time for research during the two years of enrollment.

Program Expectations

  • Attend weekly "Work-In-Progress" sessions Tuesdays 7:30am-9:00am at Anschutz Medical Campus. Each participant will present and receive feedback six or seven times during the year.
  • Attend monthly special topic sessions on the 4th Tuesday of each month 9:00am-11:00am. Topics include: Technical Writing, Mock Grant Review, How Translational Informatics can Jump Start your Career, How to Revise a Grant for Funding, and Tips on Running a Research Enterprise.
  • Regular, individual mentor meetings.

You must be a CCTSI member to utilize ETCD resources, apply for funding opportunities, and attend events.

Read about Grant Success for Early-Career Faculty in Patient-Oriented Research

CFSP Mentors
Anne Libby, PhD
Emergency Medicine
Hillary Lum, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Allan Prochazka, MD, MSc
Sarah Schmiege, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
James Feinstein, MD MPH
CFSP Pediatrics
Former CFSP Directors
Brian Berman, MD, MS
CFSP Director Emeritus
Diane Fairclough, DrPH
CFSP Director Emerita
Adit Ginde, MD, MPH
CFSP Director Emeritus
Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH
CFSP Director Emerita
Steve Ross, MD
CFSP Director Emeritus
John Steiner, MD, MPH
CFSP Director Emeritus
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