Junior Faculty

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers several career-development fellowship opportunities for junior faculty.

IMPACT: Implementation Science for Pulmonary and Cardiac Research Training

IMPACT is a K12 program to train junior faculty in the science of improving the delivery of interventions proven to improve heart and lung health.

K Scholars

The K Scholars program, managed by CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Science Training (CTST) Hub, supports the career development of junior faculty building careers in clinical and translational research. The program provides an academically invigorating and supportive environment encompassing many of the top young faculty at UCSF and affiliated institutions. Participants can expect advice and support from an exceptional group of peers—junior faculty from a range of health-related disciplines—all at a similar stage in developing a path to an independent academic research career. Support also includes mentorship and guidance from outstanding program faculty, all of whom are successful clinical and translational researchers with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, implementation sciences, scientific writing and career mentoring.

Learning Health Systems K12 Career Development Program

The Learning Health System (LHS) K12 supports the career development of scientists at UCSF and affiliates who conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) within learning health systems in order to help accelerate the translation of research and evidence into practice. In a LHS, knowledge generation is embedded in the daily practice of health care delivery, and serves to catalyze continuous improvement to enhance patient well-being and health outcomes. es, genetics and early biomarker research, observational cohort studies, clinical trials, quality improvement research, and studies of health policy.

Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

RISE is an all-expenses-paid training opportunity for junior faculty designed to train competitive scientists and enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The program involves a two-week RISE Summer Institute, focused on implementation science and career mentoring, which is hosted by UCSF’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in July in San Francisco.