The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Mentored Career Development Program (MCDP, also known as KL-2) was initiated in June 2006 with a call for applications from junior faculty from the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of Nursing. Based on a NIH-style competitive application process, three scholars were selected in 2006 by a scientific review panel to receive 75% salary support for up to 5 years to dedicate time to developing their research portfolios.
The KL-2 program supports the research career development of clinical researchers who have recently completed professional training and who are commencing basic, translational and/or clinical research. The goal of this program is to foster the discipline of clinical research and, by increasing clinical research capacity, to expedite clinical and translational research.
The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) continues to accept applications from highly qualified candidates from across the country each year.
Here you will find online training which will allow faculty members to learn about different aspects of mentoring. The training is presented in modules, each of which offers cases that document individual scenarios, solutions, and tools, which are discussed in detail.