Now Accepting Applications for Mentored Career Award in Sickle Cell Disease and Nonmalignant Hematology

Now Accepting Applications for Mentored Career Award in Sickle Cell Disease and Nonmalignant Hematology

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a critical area for both research and clinical investment as emphasized by the NIH’s effort to form Centers of Excellence in nonmalignant hematology and the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) focus on the research need. However, the opportunity to train translational researchers in adult nonmalignant hematology is quite limited, with very few applicants and equally few adult Centers in place for research mentoring and focused comprehensive care in nonmalignant hematology.

The overall goal of the Mentored Career Award in SCD and Nonmalignant Hematology is to train an adult hematologist with a focused clinical and research interest in SCD and nonmalignant hematology and to be competitive at obtaining a peer reviewed award in nonmalignant hematology, bridged by the award.

The program will be located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a joint venture between BCW, MCW/FH and the CTSI. This program in SCD/nonmalignant hematology is a unique expansion of the CTSI Awards Program and will only be offered once, as described below.

This position will be supported for 3 years with an evaluation benchmark after the first year. During these 3 years, the candidate will have 75% protected time for research and 25% effort in clinical care/service in SCD and nonmalignant hematology.

The candidate will enter this program as an Instructor or Assistant Professor in Medicine (based upon experience and salary commensurate) within the Division of Hematology/Oncology (research/clinical effort as described above) with appropriate mentoring and evaluation. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to be appointed as an Assistant Investigator, Blood Research Institute (BRI), BCW.

If not previously awarded a Master’s degree, the applicant will enroll (tuition supported by the program) in the Master of Science Program in Clinical and Translational Science within the CTSI during their first year. Additionally, they will interact with the KL2 faculty as well as with those in the Clinical Research Scholars Program.

Up to $75,000 in non-salary research support ($25K per year) will be provided over the 3 years. This award is fully funded by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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