National Institutes of Health

NIH: Career Development Program in Omics of Lung Diseases (K12)

Program Summary

The long-term objectives of this program are to develop multidisciplinary career development programs that will equip new MD and PhD (or equivalent) investigators with the knowledge and skills to apply pan-omics and integrated approaches to elucidating genomic and molecular bases of lung disease, including heterogeneity, key regulatory networks, and relevant disease biomarkers, with the goal of advancing understanding of lung disease pathobiology and lung disease personalized medicine applications. The required expertise should include bioinformatics, experience in utilizing data from large cohorts and electronic medical records, techniques of integrative genomics and systems analysis, along with expertise, or at least familiarity, with clinical research and pulmonary medicine. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research training, proposing multiple PD(s)/PI(s) is encouraged.


Only one application per institution is allowed.


Applicants to a Scholar position should hold an M.D., a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree. Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.

Internal Selection Process

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, October 26, 2012.

Proposal Due to OVPRED08/29/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/19/2012
Date Due to Sponsor10/26/2012
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date09/26/2012
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