Mentored Scholars Program


The CTR-MSP (K12 Program) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center started in 2007 as the premiere program to develop scientists or health professionals who are at the junior faculty stage into productive and independent clinical and translational researchers. The overall aim of the program is to provide multidisciplinary didactic education and practical research grant training to junior faculty, who intend to develop a career in CTR, so they may acquire the skills to design, implement, and report ethically sound, extramurally funded CTR. The program is intended to serve as a pathway to accelerate the career development of these junior faculty members into independent CTR investigators. Scholars usually complete the curriculum leading to an MS or PhD degree in CTR within 3 years.

Scholars are provided $25,000 to support pilot projects that will support collection of vital data needed to submit extramural funding.

For more information contact Dr. Zimmerman

Chi Chi Zimmerman

Lani (Chi Chi) Zimmerman, RN, PhD
CTR-MSP Program Director
Professor, College of Nursing

Become A Mentored Scholar
Application Guidelines

CTR Mentored Scholars program is administered through the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) graduate program at UNMC.