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JUNIOR FACULTY RESOURCES
PHYSICIAN-SCIENTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT
PhD & Postdocs
Residents & Fellows
Seed Grant Program
An effort to promote the assembly of new teams of scientists that are well-positioned to perform innovative, high-impact research and ultimately compete for large team science grants from federal agencies and private foundations. See more →
Keck Foundation Award
To develop a novel strategy for promoting and supporting high-impact biomedical research, the W. M. Keck Foundation made a gift to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) aimed at supporting junior faculty in the DGSOM and in other schools engaged in biomedical research at UCLA. See more →
Drown Foundation Award
Two years of research support to a promising MD (not MD-PhD) assistant professor who is within her or his first six years as a faculty member.
Training program for junior faculty (including clinical instructors) at UCLA and partner institutions. It also provides a K Bridge award for those who applied for a K award and received competitive scores. See more →
R Bridge Award
This is for new investigators who received a competitive score on their first R01 award. See more →
Dean’s Physician-Scientist Leadership Academy
DGSOM’s in-house program to develop holistic leadership competencies of the current and future generations of MD scientists.
Career coaching and counseling
As a junior faculty, you may schedule a 30-min counseling call to discuss your career plans and mentorship needs. For more information, please contact Dr. Pejman Azarmina at Pazarmina@Mednet.ucla.edu for office hours and appointment.