K-to-R Transition Program

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS
Samsung Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation

The “K-to-R” Transition Program was implemented in response to the growing need to enhance the transition from mentored career development awards (K’s) to independent awards (R’s). The ICTR’s Training, Education, & Career Development Programs has partnered with the Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development and Career Office to provide oversight, support, resources, and networking opportunities for K-level mentored awardees.  To address some of the needs and overcome the barriers identified, this program links available resources for preparation of future R grant submissions, including individual or small group mentoring and an annual retreat for engaged mentored awardees.

Please contact our program staff, Mia Terkowitz, for more information, to be added to our mailing list, or to gain access to our SharePoint Resource Center.  We encourage all mentored level faculty to get in touch.  If we cannot direct you to the resource you desire, we will work with you to develop offerings to address that need.

We also offer a series of events and workshops during the academic year (September-May). These events are geared to provide peer-facilitated review, social support, and networking opportunities to discuss and share information on various topics as relevant, including, but not limited to: developing the research plan, responding to reviewers, writing progress reports, hiring Research Assistants, research resources, identifying other funding, building mentoring teams, work-life integration, preparing R applications, IRB, publications, specific aims reviews, and promotions.  The groups are encouraged and open to all mentored level faculty.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Transitioning from K to R (Discussion Panel)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. || Zoom

Richard Edden, MSc, PhD​, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science;

Irina Burd, MD, PhD, Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program, Director Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine, and Professor of Gyn/Ob and Neurology

Register (seminar will be online via Zoom)


Thursday, October 28, 2021: “Get that Paper Out the Door…”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. || Zoom

This seminar will be hosted by the SOM Office of Faculty Development.

Visit the K-to-R SharePoint for registration links and a complete seminar schedule.


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