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Research on Careers

The Research on Careers Committee focuses on the evaluation of the education, career development and success of trainees. Under the Office for Evaluation, the committee has created a sophisticated mechanism and rigorous follow-up structure to track the progress of trainees and scholars. It has also developed a theoretical model for the career trajectory of trainees and scholars and can help faculty members apply this model to their training programs.

The Research on Careers Committee has developed a theoretical model of career success based on data gathered from ICRE trainees over the past 4 years, published in Rubio et al., 2011.

Committee members have published broadly on the topics of education and career development for clinical and translational scientists:

  1. Rubio, DM, Schoenbaum, EE, Lee, LS, Schteingart, DE, Marantz, PR, Anderson, KE, Platt, LD, Baez, A, Esposito, K. (2010). Defining Translational Research: Implications for Training. Academic Medicine, 85(3): 470-475. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ccd618
  2. Dilmore TC, Rubio DM, Cohen E, et al. Psychometric properties of the mentor role instrument when used in an academic medicine setting. (2010) Clinical and Translational Science, 3(3):104-8.
  3. Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, et al. Burnout among early career clinical investigators. (2010) Clinical and Translational Science, 3(4):186-8.
  4. Kroenke, K, Kapoor, W, Helfand, M, Meltzer, DO, McDonald, MA and Selker, H. (2010), Training and Career Development for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development: CTSA Consortium Strategic Goal Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Workgroup on Workforce Development. Clinical and Translational Science, 3: 258–262. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00221.x
  5. Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor, WN. (2011) A comprehensive career-success model for physician scientists. Academic Medicine. 86(12):1571-6
  6. Moore, DW, Dilmore, TC and Robinson, GFWB. (2011), Advancing Knowledge and Research: Developing a Doctoral Program in Clinical and Translational Science. Clinical and Translational Science, 4: 359–362. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00288.x
  7. Segal, JB, Kapoor, W, Carey, T, Mitchell, PH, Murray, MD, Saag, KG, Schumock, G, Jonas, D, Steinman, M, Filart, R, Weinberger, M and Selker, H. (2012), Preliminary Competencies for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Clinical and Translational Science, 5: 476–479. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2012.00420.x
  8. Lee, LS, Pusek, SN, McCormack, WT, Helitzer, DL, Martina, CA, Dozier, AM, Ahluwalia, J S, Schwartz, LS, McManus, LM, Reynolds, BD, Haynes, EN and Rubio, DM. (2012), Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Success: Metrics for Evaluation. Clinical and Translational Science, 5: 400–407. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2012.00422.x
  9. Robinson, GFWB, Erlen, JA., Rubio, DM, Kapoor, WN and Poloyac, SM. (2013), Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Course in Translational Research. Clinical and Translational Science, 6: 50–56. doi: 10.1111/cts.12024
  10. Dilmore, TC, Moore, DW and Bjork, Z. (2013), Developing a Competency-Based Educational Structure within Clinical and Translational Science. Clinical and Translational Science, 6: 98–102. doi: 10.1111/cts.12030
  11. Switzer, GE, Robinson, GFWB, Rubio, DM, Fowler, NR, and Kapoor, WN. (2013) Doctoral Programs to Train Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Science. Academic Medicine, 88(9):1332-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829e7bce.
  12. Robinson, GFWB, Switzer, GE, Cohen, ED, Primack, BA, Kapoor, WN, Seltzer, DL, Bakken, LL, Rubio, DM. (2013) A Shortened Version of the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory: CRAI-12. Academic Medicine, 88(9):1340-5. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829e75e5.
  13. Fleming, M, House, S, Hanson, VS, Yu, L, Garbutt, J,McGee, R, Kroenke, K, Abedin, Z, Rubio, DM. (2013). The Mentoring Competency Assessment: Validation of a New Instrument to Evaluate Skills of Research Mentors. Academic Medicine, 88(7):1002-8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318295e298
  14. Robinson GFWB, Switzer GE, Cohen ED, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer DL, Rubio DM. (2014). Shortening the Work Preference Inventory for use with Physician Scientists: WPI-10. Clinical and Translational Science. 7(4):324-8. doi: 10.1111/cts.12132
  15. Primack BA, Colditz JB, Cohen E, Switzer GE, Robinson GFWB, Seltzer DL, Rubio DM, Kapoor WN. (2014) Measurement of Social Capital among Clinical Research Trainees. Clinical and Translational Science. 7(1):33-7. doi: 10.1111/cts.12112
  16. Rubio DM, Robinson GFWB, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. (2014). Characterization of investigators' approach to translational research: a qualitative study. Clinical and Translational Science. 7(6):441-6. doi: 10.1111/cts.12196
  17. Robinson GFWB, Schwartz L, DiMeglio L, Ahluwalia J, Gabrilove J. Understanding Career Success and Its Contributing Factors for Clinical and Translational Investigators. Acad Med. 2015 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]


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Committee Members

Doris Rubio, PhD
Wishwa Kapoor, MD, MPH
Galen Switzer, PhD
Brian Primack, MD, PhD, MS
Jason Colditz, MEd