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Opportunity for USA Medical Students from Underrepresented Populations to Participate in an Externship

Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP)

GrantWatch ID# 207747
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Gilead Sciences, Inc, Amgen
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/12/23 Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for USA medical students from underrepresented populations to participate in an externship. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with training in the following three categories: leadership development, clinical research, and community engagement.

The mission of the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) is to build a pathway of community-oriented clinical trialists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to increasing inclusion, equity, and diversity in the conduct of clinical and translational research. 

The program envisions a future workforce of community-oriented clinical trial researchers that reflects the diversity of the US population. 
Winn CIPP Goals:
  • To expose medical students to career pathways in clinical research.
  • To facilitate an approach to clinical and translational research that is community-informed, designed, and conducted.

Winn CIPP students will learn the basics of clinical trials and work in community-based clinical research organizations to provide outreach, education, and engagement on clinical trials. Students will receive training in three areas:

  • Clinical Research - Students gain clinical research exposure through engagement with clinical investigators in community-based clinical research organizations and academic medical centers. 
  • Community Engagement - Students develop team-based service-learning projects, in which they conduct short-term capacity building interventions, such as community needs assessments or implement patient initiatives (education, outreach, and/or informational programs). Students will design and conduct their projects in collaboration with site supervisors.
  • Leadership Development - Students are introduced to clinical research career development pathways and receive mentoring from Winn CDA scholars that supports their development of community-oriented clinical research leadership skills.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
In determining eligible candidates for the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Clinical Investigator Pathway Program Award (Winn CIPP), the following racial/ethnic groups are designated as "underrepresented in medicine”:
- African American or Black
- Hispanic or Latine
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Southeast Asian

Eligible candidates may need to provide proof of US citizenship, US permanent residency or DACA approval.

Eligible candidates will be medical students in MD or DO programs in accredited medical schools in the US.

Pre-Application Information
Application Opens: Nov 7, 2022

Application Closes
- Early Decision: Jan 8, 2023
- Regular Decision: Feb 12, 2023

Applications submitted before Sunday, January 8th at 11:59 pm ET will be considered for early decision.

Award Notifications
- Early Decision: Feb 10, 2023
- Regular Decision: Mar 17, 2023

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Estimated Size of Grant
A $7,500 stipend for the 6-week externship.

Term of Contract
The 2023 Winn CIPP will take place during two 6-week program periods:
- Group 1: June 5th - July 14th, 2023
- Group 2: June 19th - July 28th, 2023

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