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The Department of Medicine cultivates early career development to build the foundation for continuous faculty research and is committed to the success of all research faculty. This page offers a listing of some of the many resources and opportunities available to support researchers.

Career Development Support

The Department of Medicine supports junior investigators pursuing an independent research career and the grant support that makes it possible.

K-level Writing Group

Interns, residents and subspecialty fellows who are doing research with an established mentor can gain coordinated access to funded research by working with our K-level Grant Writing Group, led by
Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH.

R-level Grant Writing Groups – Basic Science

R-level grant awards support researchers on the path to becoming principal investigators, who have enough data to merit a robust award. For candidates who are preparing their first R01, Janet Rubin, MD, and Alex Duncan, MD, PhD, lead the Department’s R-Level Grant Writing Group in basic science.

R-level Grant Writing Group – Patient and Population Health

Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, and Carol Golin, MD, lead the Department’s R-Level Grant Writing Group in patient and population health, fostering research related to etiologic epidemiology, health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and associated policies and interventions.

Physician-Scientist Training Program

The Department’s Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) recruits and trains young physicians who intend to pursue academic careers devoted to medical research. The program allows candidates with significant research experience (PhD, MPH, or equivalent research background) to complete Internal Medicine residency, fellowship, and postdoctoral research training via the ABIM Research Pathway.

Learn more about this program

Additional UNC Resources

Research at Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 12th largest research university in the US, ranking sixth in the nation for federal research expenditures, and first for federally funded social and behavioral sciences research and development. Read about research in the greater community.

Read about research in the greater community.

Research Offices, Protocols, and Funding Agencies
The UNC School of Medicine has compiled a list of resources commonly used by faculty members to write grant proposals, conduct research with multiple parties, and receive approval for a variety of protocols.
Review this list
Clinical Research Support Office
The Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) provides navigation, tools, and training to support the conduct of clinical research studies in which UNC serves as an investigative site. The CRSO serves as an advocate for the clinical research community, with focus on supporting the workforce, identifying best practices and standardizing processes, and developing tools and resources to support essential activities.
Learn more about CRSO
Partnership Opportunities
Federal, state, industry, and non-profit partnerships are crucial elements to the success of research activity at Carolina. Partners are attracted to the Department of Medicine’s global reputation, cutting-edge research, and culture of collaboration.
Explore these opportunities
Institutional Information Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
The NIH provides multiple opportunities to develop research careers and improve participation for individuals from groups with low representation in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The US Department of Health and Human Services offers a list of opportunities.
Network of Minority Health Research Investigators