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Training Future Generations of Mental Health Researchers: Devising Strategies for Tough Times

Reynolds, Charles F. III and Pilkpnis, Paul A. and Kupfer, David J. and Dunn, Leslie and Pincus, Harold A. (2007) Training Future Generations of Mental Health Researchers: Devising Strategies for Tough Times. Academic Psychiatry,, 31 (2). pp. 152-159.

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Objective: The authors describe a junior faculty scholars program in a large academic department of psychiatry, designed to reduce attrition during the high-risk period of transition from post-doctoral fellowship to receipt of the first extramural research award. Method: Scholars receive 25% salary support for two years to enable their participation in a research survival skills practicum, mentored collection of pilot data, preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, and submission of K23 and K01 proposals. Results: Of 22 junior faculty scholars appointed during the period of 1999–2004, 17 have submitted K award proposals. All were funded on either the first or second submission Conclusions: A program for junior faculty scholars can provide support for successfully navigating the critical and often difficult transition from post-doctoral fellowship to junior faculty. The program is expanding its efforts to assist K awardees in moving successfully along the developmental continuum (e.g., successful submission of R01, development of mentoring skills

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental Health Researchers, Junior faculty, Transition, Support, reduce attrition, Research Awards
Subjects: Research
Research > studies
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
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Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
Last Modified: 15 May 2011 16:55
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/608

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