IMPACT (IMplementation Science for Pulmonary And Cardiac Research Training) trains junior faculty in the science of improving the delivery of interventions proven to improve heart and lung health.  


  1. To recruit a diverse group of exceptionally well-qualified MD and PhD scholars who seek an independent research career using implementation science to improve care for heart and lung diseases
  2. To design, implement and monitor an individualized plan for each scholar that combines multidisciplinary, mentored, hands-on research experiences with didactics to address career development goals in the areas of cardio-pulmonary disease, implementation science, scientific communication skills, academic success skills and responsible conduct of research
  3. To establish an academic “incubator” to advance the careers of scholars pursuing implementation-science-based research related to heart and lung diseases

Program Components

The program has four main components:

Scholars will be appointed for a period of 12-15 months and receive $100,000-125,000 in salary support, $30,000 in research and career development support, and $3,800 for travel. The IMPACT K12 will end on June 30, 2022.


Candidates for the IMPACT K12 must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
  • Possess an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and complete postdoctoral training prior to appointment as a K12 Scholar. Qualified postdoctoral fellows from UCSF and other institutions are encouraged to apply if they will complete postdoctoral training before the K12 Scholar appointment date. Offer is contingent on obtaining a faculty appointment at UCSF.
  • Have a primary full-time paid appointment as a junior faculty member at UCSF in any series above the clinical instructor level (as of June 1, 2021) and be conducting research in cardio-pulmonary disease
  • Commit 75 percent of professional effort to the program
  • Not be or have been a principal investigator on an NIH R01, or project leader on a subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54), mentored career development grant (K12, K23, K08, K01, etc.) or equivalent non-PHS peer-reviewed research grant that is more than $100,000 in direct costs per year. May have had support on an NRSA grant (F or T) or have been PI of an NIH small grant (R03 or R21)
  • Not be a current or past recipient of a UCSF K12 award


IMPACT K12 Scholars choose a faculty member to serve as their primary mentor. In addition, they select up to three program faculty at a time to provide tutorials and one-on-one mentoring in order to develop skills and practical experience in disciplines important to their research and/or career development.



The following IMPACT-specific forms are required:


The program is jointly led by Adithya Cattamanchi, MD and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD.

Additional Resources

Training in Implementation Science at UCSF 

Research in Implementation Science for Equity at UCSF (RISE) 


Contact Program Manager Madeline Mann