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NCS Announces Second Neurocritical Care Research Training Fellowship By J. Claude Hemphill III, MD, MAS, FNCS The NCS announced the first recipient of Award the Neurocritical Care Research Training The fellowship will be awarded to one applicant for one post- Fellowship at the Annual Meeting in graduate year. Although applicants in training may apply, the Scottsdale. Congratulations to David Hwang, award year is not to be used during years of training. $70,000 of MD from Yale School of Medicine who was support for the applicant, including salary and research +10% the recipient of the inaugural fellowship indirect cost to the institution, will be awarded. The award is award (see accompanying Q&A in this edition not intended to cover all the costs for the fellowship year. It is of Currents). expected that the sponsoring institution contributes time and additional research/salary support. The NCS would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Research Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the Training Fellowship with letters of intent due by January 1, 2016. sponsoring institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept Please see below for more specific details regarding eligibility, other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of submission requirements, and dates. support for more than 50% of their salary. The stipend cannot be used to support clinical fellowship, graduate school, or residency This training fellowship is open to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, training. Funding initiation is flexible to begin from January 1, and other neurocritical care providers. The program was 2016 to July 1, 2016 depending on the applicant’s situation. envisioned due to the high demand for clinical services, struggle for departmental support, and difficulty establishing mentorship The requirements for the fellowship include: relationships for young practitioners that make the pursuit • An identified mentor who is an established investigator with of research careers difficult. The direct goal of this program is independent funding. to foster the development of close mentorship ties, protection • Protected research time by the applicant’s department of at of research time, pursuit of research training, and generation least 75%. of preliminary data necessary to apply for additional scientist • Career training/development program with specific goals development training grants. • Identified research project • Clear evidence of institutional support to cover salary gap This program is aimed at promising applicants who are seeking and research costs. a career in clinical or translational research in neurocritical care and ultimately wish to become independent investigators. Unlike Application Process longer training programs, this program is focused on identifying Applicants are asked to submit a two-page letter of intent a single year that will allow the time and support to compete by January 1, 2016. The letter should include: effectively for longer training opportunities. It is expected that 1. A description of the applicant’s goals for a research career at the end of the project, the trainee will be in the process of and their qualifications for beginning training submitting applications for national, peer-reviewed funding in research. mechanisms to continue research training. 2. A concise description of the project and a strategy for completing the proposed project. The NCS has the stated mission to foster clinical, experimental, 3. Identification of a mentor(s) including mention of and outcomes research focused on developing innovative the mentor’s qualifications and area of expertise. A and cost-effective medical and surgical interventions for acute description of how the mentor’s expertise will tie into neurological disorders. Although any research pertaining to acute the project should be included if the mentor’s area central nervous system injuries or critical care will be considered, of research is dissimilar from the project. Mentors can be special weight will be given to projects that relate directly to issues located at any institution as along as a clear mentorship important to patients with neurological critical illness. plan is outlined. 4. A strategy for transitioning this work to a longer training Eligibility grant opportunity. 1) For the purpose of this fellowship, research is defined as A letter of support (one page) from the applicant’s department patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or chair expressing support for the terms of fellowship should translational research specifically designed to develop treatments accompany the applicant’s letter-of-intent. or enhance diagnosis of neurocritical care illnesses. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical Evaluation and Selection trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new Letters of intent will be reviewed by the Research Task Force to technologies, and health services and outcomes research. select applicants who will be invited to submit a full proposal. 2) The applicant must be an NCS member in good standing Deadline and Address (regardless of nationality or country of residency) interested in an Letters of intent and supporting letters must be received academic career with independent research funding. The award by midnight (CST) on January 1, 2016. Notification to prospective is available for members in all disciplines (physicians, nurses, applicants to submit a full proposal will be on or before February pharmacists, PhD researchers, etc.) but is meant for early career 1, 2016. Final funding decisions and notifications will be individuals (within five years of completion of terminal degree or announced at the 2016 Neurocritical Care Annual Meeting. All training). For physicians, this is best suited to add a supplemental letters must be submitted to the NCS via webform or by mail at year to fellowship training before entering the first academic 5841 Cedar Lake Road S, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416. position. For other applicants, this award may be used to remove clinical responsibilities for an existing position. Questions? Contact members of NCS›s Research Task Force: Jose Suarez, MD (jisuarez@bcm.edu), J. Javier Provencio, MD (jp3b@ virginia.edu), Michael Diringer, MD (diringerm@neuro.wustl. edu), Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH (Susanne@muehlsch. de), or J. Claude Hemphill III, MD (chemphill@sfgh.ucsf.edu). 9


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