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. Defining Translational Research: Implications for Training. Academic Medicine. 2010 Mar;85(3):470-475. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ccd618
  2. Dilmore TC, Rubio DM, Cohen E, Seltzer D, Switzer GE, Bryce C, Primack B, Fine MJ, Kapoor WN. Psychometric properties of the mentor role instrument when used in an academic medicine setting. Clinical and Translational Science. 2010 Jun;3(3):104-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00196.x
  3. Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li J, Landsittel DP, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early career clinical investigators. Clinical and Translational Science. 2010 Aug;3(4):186-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00202.x
  4. Kroenke, K, Kapoor, W, Helfand, M, Meltzer, DO, McDonald, MA Selker, H. 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. 2010 Oct;3(5):258–262. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00221.x
  5. Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. A comprehensive career-success model for physician scientists. Academic Medicine. 2011 Dec;86(12):1571-6. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31823592fd
  6. Moore DW, Dilmore TC, Robinson GFWB. Advancing Knowledge and Research: Developing a Doctoral Program in Clinical and Translational Science. Clinical and Translational Science. 2011 Oct;4(5):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, Selker H. Preliminary Competencies for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012 Dec;5(6):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 JS, Schwartz LS, McManus LM, Reynolds BD, Haynes EN, Rubio DM. Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Success: Metrics for Evaluation. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012 Oct;5(5):400–407. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2012.00422.x
  9. Robinson GFWB, Erlen JA., Rubio DM, Kapoor WN, Poloyac SM. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Course in Translational Research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2013 Feb;6(1):50–56. doi: 10.1111/cts.12024
  10. Dilmore TC, Moore DW, Bjork Z. Developing a Competency-Based Educational Structure within Clinical and Translational Science. Clinical and Translational Science. 2013 Apr;6(2):98–102. doi: 10.1111/cts.12030
  11. Switzer GE, Robinson GFWB, Rubio DM, Fowler NR, Kapoor WN. Doctoral Programs to Train Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Science. Academic Medicine. 2013 Sep;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. A Shortened Version of the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory: CRAI-12. Academic Medicine. 2013 Sep;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. The Mentoring Competency Assessment: Validation of a New Instrument to Evaluate Skills of Research Mentors. Academic Medicine. 2013 Jul;88(7):1002-8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318295e298
  14. Robinson GFWB, Switzer GE, Cohen ED, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer DL, Rubio DM. Shortening the Work Preference Inventory for use with Physician Scientists: WPI-10. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014 Aug;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. Measurement of Social Capital among Clinical Research Trainees. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014 Feb;7(1):33-7. doi: 10.1111/cts.12112
  16. Rubio DM, Robinson GFWB, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. Characterization of investigators' approach to translational research: a qualitative study. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014 Dec;7(6):441-6. doi: 10.1111/cts.12196
  17. Rubio DM, Blank AE, Dozier A, Hites L, Gilliam VA, Hunt J, Rainwater J, Trochim WM. Developing Common Metrics for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs): Lessons Learned. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Oct;8(5):451-9. doi: 10.1111/cts.12296
  18. Manson SM, Martinez DF, Buchwald DS, Rubio DM, Moss M. Vision, Identity, and Career in the Clinical and Translational Sciences: Building upon the Formative Years. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Oct;8(5):568-72. doi: 10.1111/cts.12316
  19. Robinson GF, Moore CG, McTigue KM, Rubio DM, Kapoor WN. Assessing Competencies in a Master of Science in Clinical Research Program: The Comprehensive Competency Review. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Dec;8(6):770-5. doi: 10.1111/cts.12322
  20. Robinson GFWB, Schwartz L, DiMeglio L, Ahluwalia J, Gabrilove J. Understanding Career Success and Its Contributing Factors for Clinical and Translational Investigators. Academic Medicine. 2016 Apr;91(4):570-582. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000979
  21. Rubio DM, Robinson GFWB, Gabrilove J, Meagher EA. Creating effective career development programs. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2017 Apr;1(2):83-87. doi: 10.1017/cts.2016.30
  22. Norman MK, Mayowski CA, Rubio DM. Lowering the barriers to teaching online. Medical Education. 2018 May;52(5):569-570. doi: 10.1111/medu.13538
  23. Rubio DM, Mayowski CA, Norman MK. A Multi-Pronged Approach to Diversifying the Workforce. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018 Oct 11;15(10). pii: E2219. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102219
  24. Mayowski CA, Rubio DM, Norman MK. Encouraging Faculty to Teach Online: Leveraging Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Academic Medicine. 2018 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002519
  25. Rubio DM, Hamm ME, Mayowski CA, Nouraie SM, Quarshie A, Seto T, Shaheen M, de Laurido LES, Norman MK. Developing a Training Program to Diversify the Biomedical Research Workforce. Academic Medicine. 2019 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002654
  26. Abebe KZ, Morone NE, Mayowski CA, Rubio DM, Kapoor WK. Sowing the “CEED”s of a more diverse biomedical workforce: The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) program at the University of Pittsburgh. Journal of clinical and translational science. 2019 Feb;3(1):21-6


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