This is a proposal from at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to establish the UIC-NEI K12/Independent Clinician Vision Scientist (ICVS) Development Program. The proposed program takes a needs-assessment approach to identify the barriers to achieving independence that confronts clinicians who have demonstrated the skills needed to become independent clinician scientists and designs a K12 training program to address those needs. The program recognizes that immersion in research under the guidance of excellent mentors is a key ingredient for investigator transition to independence. Therefore, the Department proposes the K-12 curriculum for mentoring scholars who have demonstrated readiness to be immersed in a research project. UIC-NEI K12/Independent Clinician Vision Scientist (ICVS) Development Program aims to provide an academically-rich and supportive environment to enable qualified early-stage clinician vision scientists to engage in a structured and mentored learning experience that will facilitate career advancement and enable trainees to become independent scientists. The program has two goals: Goal I is to establish a public university-public health agency partnership to train independent clinician vision scientists (ICVS);Goal II is to provide scientific development, authentic mentorship and professional development of the UIC-NEI K12/ICVS scholars and ensure their transition to independence. Achievement of these goals will enable UIC-NEI K12/ICVS Development Program scholars to transition to independence become national leaders in vision health research, and to become the educators, mentors, and role models for a new generation of vision health researchers.

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The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) proposes to establish the UIC-NEI K12/ICVS Development Program. The program aims to provide an academically-rich and supportive environment that will give early -stage clinician vision scientists a mentored learning experience that will facilitate their career advancement and to become independent scientists.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Type
Physician Scientist Award (Program) (PSA) (K12)
Project #
1K12EY021475-01
Application #
8085510
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZEY1-VSN (02))
Program Officer
Agarwal, Neeraj
Project Start
2011-09-01
Project End
2016-08-31
Budget Start
2011-09-01
Budget End
2012-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$459,577
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department
Ophthalmology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
098987217
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60612
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