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Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) K12 Scholars Program

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Scholars Program

The Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Scholars Program was a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized career development program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through the K12 mechanism.

The main objectives of the CER Scholars Program were to:

Scholars worked in multidisciplinary teams within the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Mentoring was an integral component of the CER Scholars Program and was provided by a team of highly experienced, federally funded senior CER investigators.

The program provided scholars with 3 years of support, including partial salary, tuition, and pilot research funds. During that time, scholars became prepared to seek independent funding with another career development award or other mechanism (e.g., an R01 grant).

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