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Faculty Mentoring and Career Development

K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and The University of Florida (UF) have developed a Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) program in collaboration with a network of NCMRR Research Infrastructure Cores, VA Centers of Excellence, rehabilitation research institutes, and physical and occupational therapy departments nationwide. The RRCD Program will recruit and train rehabilitation scientists who are occupational and physical therapists. Program activities will provide trainees with the skills necessary to become independent investigators and future leaders and mentors in rehabilitation. UTMB and UF will function as a consortium to provide an integrated research and educational infrastructure to assure the success of the proposed program. The RRCD program will take advantage of existing resources at UTMB and UF including K30 Clinical Research Curriculum Awards, General Clinical Research Centers, and Older American Independence (Pepper) Centers (P30). The career development opportunities associated with these centers and grants will be integrated into the RRCD program. The RRCD program will provide up to three years of NIH support for physical and occupational therapists.

PHHP Grant Design Studio

This studio presents an exciting opportunity for faculty to receive tailored feedback on grants, present research ideas and questions in an informal and supportive setting, and learn from faculty reviews of colleagues’ grants. The Grant Design Studio will be held once a month in HPNP 4102 at various times to accommodate faculty members’ schedules. The schedule for Fall 2014 is as follows:

Thursday, September 11, 12:00-1:00. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, October 7, 8:00-9:00. Breakfast provided.

Thursday, November 6, 4:00-5:00. Coffee and snacks provided.

Tuesday, December 9, 12:00-1:00. Lunch provided

Thursday, January 8, 8:00-9:00. Breakfast provided.

Monday, February 9, 4:00-5:00. Coffee and snack provided.

Tuesday, March 10, 12:00-1:00. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, April 15, 8:00-9:00. Breakfast provided.

Thursday, May 7, 4:00-5:00. Coffee and snack provided.

Attendance at each session is open to all faculty members, but will be limited to 12 faculty (not including the moderator or the reviewer) on a first come, first served basis. To register for a session, please RSVP with Brigit Dermott, bdermott@phhp.ufl.edu or 273-6171. Registration will be accepted until the session is full.