Clinician Vision Scholars
The UCSF-Proctor Clinician Vision Scholars K12 program welcomes applicants to its competitive clinician-scientist training program aimed at mentoring and training talented and diverse faculty scholars in high quality, reproducible scientific research, and the development of successful academic careers in ophthalmology and vision sciences. UCSF is one of the world’s leading health sciences institution. This program will build on existing strengths and collaborations in clinical and translational sciences, bioengineering, and career development in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Proctor Foundation. The objectives of the program are to 1) mentor and train exceptional and diverse junior faculty in developing methodological expertise and impactful research programs and 2) transition the K12 Scholars to become independent investigators and build successful academic careers. An accomplished group of mentors with broad expertise and strong records of mentorship and collaboration will provide the scholars with structured mentorship across three tracks. Track 1 is focused on epidemiology/randomized clinical trials/global health; Track 2 on basic and translational discovery science, specifically around the themes of ocular genetics & therapeutics, visual system injury, plasticity, regeneration, and neurodegeneration; and Track 3 on bioengineering and innovation investigations. The intended outcomes for scholars are engagement in rigorous, reproducible research; the development of funded, independent ophthalmology, and vision science research programs with a lasting impact on the field and a focus on improving human health and alleviating blindness; and the advancement of successful academic careers as leaders and mentors in the field.
Additional information and application information can be found at this website: https://ophthalmology.ucsf.edu/k12-program/.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Two positions are available starting July 1, 2020.
Any inquiries about the program and potential Mentors can be directed to the Program Directors, Tom Lietman (Thomas.Lietman@ucsf.edu) or Yvonne Ou (Yvonne.Ou@ucsf.edu). All other inquiries should be directed to Program Coordinator, Nico Henderson (Nicole.Henderson@ucsf.edu).
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