Supporting Programs

Emory+Children’s Pediatric K-Club

This program is designed to encourage and support the research related goals of junior faculty. Meeting monthly, the K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty prepare research career development award applications. The information is also applicable to other types of research grant applications. Examples of topics discussed in the meetings are conception, development and submission of grant applications, and post-award processes related to career development and research NIH grants. The format typically includes an introductory presentation, a panel or group discussion, and encourages input and participation by attendees. Lively discussions are encouraged. To learn more about the Emory+Children’s K-Club, contact


The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) and the Research Education, Training & Career Development program (RETCD) focuses on long-term didactic and mentored clinical and translational research training through a variety of initiatives. These include an institutional Mentored Clinical Research Scholar award, a Medical Scientist Training award and scholarships for the Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree. See their website for additional details -

The Atlanta Pediatric Scholars Program

The Emory Department of Pediatrics is a new recipient of the NICHD Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) K12 application. Our award titled “The Atlanta Pediatric Scholars Program,” is one of only about 22 in the nation, and affords us an outstanding opportunity to provide a dedicated mechanism by which we will train the future generation of pediatric physician scientists in basic and translational research.

This valuable program supports mentored research career development for up to three pediatricians per year who are commencing basic and translational science research relevant to the field of pediatrics. A full two year period of support is provided for career development including didactic coursework and mentored research training with 75% protected research time. Eligible candidates must have an MD degree and must be committed to a basic science/translational research career in a field relevant to pediatrics. Awardees are appointed through a competitive grant review process.

For more information and a link to the application guidelines, see

Emory School of Medicine Faculty Development Programs

Lecture Series - The Faculty Development Lecture Series, presented throughout the year by senior faculty within the medical center, covers practical topics aimed at assisting faculty in their career development. See for more information and complete lecture series schedule.

Leadership Courses – See the following link to find out about courses offered in leadership

Junior Faculty Development Course - The School of Medicine offers a five-month career development course designed especially for junior faculty. Featuring a diverse faculty selected from throughout the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School, this course presents information necessary for academic success in a variety of formats including didactic presentations, panel discussions, group and individual exercises, and case-based problem solving. Participation is by nomination only. For complete details and the nomination form, see