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Leadership Team

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Eric D. Austin, MD, MSCI

Program Director, MSCI
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The Case Studies I course is designed to utilize a studio process to enrich trainee research. Studios are structured, dynamic sessions which bring together relevant research experts with the purpose of enhancing research quality, improving funding success, fostering advances in clinical practice and improvements in patient health, increasing publications and generating new hypotheses. Participants include 2-6 experienced faculty, your mentor, your MSCI peers, and the MSCI program directors. You choose the most appropriate studio depending on the stage of your research: hypothesis generation, aims, study design, implementation, analysis and interpretation, translation, manuscript development, or grant development. Presentations should be conducted as if presenting at a research conference. Attendance at peers’ studios is expected as it will foster critical thinking from an interdisciplinary approach, collegiality, and collaboration.

Fall, Spring, Summer [1]

This seminar series, conducted in conjunction with the office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development, features two pathways based on the trainee’s current career stage: Translational Bridge – Post-doctoral MD and PhD investigators completing training and establishing careers in clinical and translational research; Newman Society – Junior faculty members pursuing a career as a physician-scientist or as a clinical educator with significant clinical research involvement. Topics of discussion will include academic ‘rules of the road’, time management, promotion/tenure issues, publication compliance, independence, scientific branding, grants management, and overall program evaluation. Trainees will also submit a poster abstract to the annual Clinical and Translational Research Forum hosted in the fall. The seminars occur throughout the MSCI matriculation.

Fall, Spring [1]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [2-3]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [3]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [3]

The Case Studies II course provides an opportunity to present and discuss the progress and results of the trainees’ primary MSCI project. In accomplishing this goal, the course utilizes a studio process and/or presentation format. You choose the most appropriate format depending on the stage of your research: presentation, manuscript studio, data analysis studio, or grant review studio. Studios will be conducted in the same manner as in Case Studies I. Presentations should be conducted as if presenting at a research conference. Attendance at peers’ studios is expected as it will foster critical thinking from an interdisciplinary approach, collegiality, and collaboration.

Fall, Spring, Summer [1]


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T. Alp Ikizler, MD

Professor, Medicine
Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Chair, Vascular Biology
Division Chief, Nephrology
Past Program Director, MSCI

The Case Studies I course is designed to utilize a studio process to enrich trainee research. Studios are structured, dynamic sessions which bring together relevant research experts with the purpose of enhancing research quality, improving funding success, fostering advances in clinical practice and improvements in patient health, increasing publications and generating new hypotheses. Participants include 2-6 experienced faculty, your mentor, your MSCI peers, and the MSCI program directors. You choose the most appropriate studio depending on the stage of your research: hypothesis generation, aims, study design, implementation, analysis and interpretation, translation, manuscript development, or grant development. Presentations should be conducted as if presenting at a research conference. Attendance at peers’ studios is expected as it will foster critical thinking from an interdisciplinary approach, collegiality, and collaboration.

Fall, Spring, Summer [1]

This seminar series, conducted in conjunction with the Office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development, features two pathways based on the trainee’s current career stage: Translational Bridge – Post-doctoral MD and PhD investigators completing training and establishing careers in clinical and translational research; Newman Society – Junior faculty members pursuing a career as a physician-scientist or as a clinical educator with significant clinical research involvement. Topics of discussion will include academic ‘rules of the road’, time management, promotion/tenure issues, publication compliance, independence, scientific branding, grants management, and overall program evaluation. Trainees will also submit a poster abstract to the annual Clinical and Translational Research Forum hosted in the fall. The seminars occur throughout the MSCI matriculation.

Fall, Spring [1]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final Project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [2-3]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final Project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [3]

Trainees will participate in this course throughout the first and second years of the MSCI program. The Master’s Research course, along with the Case Studies series, is designed to guide trainees to the successful completion of the Master’s Final Project. All trainees are required to spend a minimum of 80% time in research activities, which include didactic coursework and activities within the mentor’s lab.

Fall, Spring, Summer [3]

The Case Studies II course provides an opportunity to present and discuss the progress and results of the trainees’ primary MSCI project. In accomplishing this goal, the course utilizes a studio process and/or presentation format. You choose the most appropriate format depending on the stage of your research: presentation, manuscript studio, data analysis studio, or grant review studio. Studios will be conducted in the same manner as in Case Studies I. Presentations should be conducted as if presenting at a research conference. Attendance at peers’ studios is expected as it will foster critical thinking from an interdisciplinary approach, collegiality, and collaboration.

Fall, Spring, Summer [1]


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Arnita L. King, MEd

Program Manager, MSCI