Initiatives

Multidisciplinary Value Program (MVP) Initiative

The College of Medicine with support from the Office of the Vice President for Research and in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science has launched a Multidisciplinary Value Program (MVP) initiative. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to provide a new opportunity and resources to support innovative, collaborative research projects with investigator initiated clinical studies that are developed by multi-disciplinary teams, inclusive of colleges and centers across UK.

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Our first round of MVP submissions has led to an initial 31 proposals. Eight proposals were selected to go to final review by a steering committee in late August 2016. Our second round requesting new proposals, which can be inclusive of proposals not selected on the first round, will be launched mid-July 2016 with final funding decisions made in December 2016.

Research Enhancement And Coordination Hub (REACH) Initiative

REACH is a research development initiative focused on faculty development, support, mentoring and additional infrastructure to help enhance the academic success of our faculty. It will be overseen by Dr. Michael Rowland, Associate Dean in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development. Dr. Rowland will work with a dedicated steering committee composed of accomplished University research leadership, as well as select individuals who will serve as Distinguished Research Mentors. The group will work with College faculty to encourage and promote research efforts and provide support and guidance. Please contact Dr. Rowland if you are interested in connecting with a mentor.

Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)

The PMI is a partnership with the College of Medicine inclusive of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Radiology, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, the Markey Cancer Center, UK HealthCare, and other faculty across the campus to bridge diagnostic technology such as next-generation sequencing to patient care through research efforts.

Women in Medicine & Science (WIMS) Initiative

WIMS is a vibrant organization led by female faculty, trainees and students across the COM. Its missions are grounded in networking and mentorship, and supported by relevant, focused program planning. A primary goal is facilitating opportunities for career advancement. The major annual event in November features a nationally-renown Visiting Professor who delivers lectures and hosts workshops throughout the day.

The Executive Committee has representation from each Department and targeted constituencies (medical/graduate students, fellows/residents). Its seven Subcommittees and Task Forces have Members-at-Large from across the COM; men are most welcome to participate. WIMS has an established cross-campus relationship with the Women’s Executive Leadership Development (WELD) Program.

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