• Stimulating Pediatric Research

    The Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program is a K12 Program grant award. The CHRCDA program is supported by the National Institutes of Health and is designed to stimulate pediatric research over a variety of disciplines through training of productive physician scientists.

    The CHRCDA program enhances the capacity of pediatric research institutions to provide junior faculty investigators with cutting-edge training in an academic research setting and to foster translational research by more rapidly applying basic science findings to clinical problems. In turn, these forward the goal of the CHRCDA program − to promote the performance of research and transfer of findings that will benefit the health of children.

    Here at Cincinnati Children’s, established investigators including Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, and Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD, have worked to develop a CHRCDA program of research and mentoring excellence. Qualified junior faculty investigators are welcome to apply for the CHRCDA.

    CHRCDA Scholar Characteristics

    CHRCDA Scholar Characteristics 1991-August 2015Result
    Total Number of Scholars     50
    Women Scholars     15 (30%)
    Minority Scholars* 9 (18%)
    Underrepresented Minority Scholars* 4 (8%)
    Full Professors 18 (36%)
    Division/Department Chairs 12 (24.5%)
    Cumulative Number of Peer-Reviewed Publications of all Scholars>2,500
    Cumulative Number of R01 Grants of all Scholars 62
    Cumulative Direct Grant Dollars of all Scholars>$358,623,376

    *Minority and Underrepresented Minority status as defined by the National Institutes of Health and determined by CHRCDA Scholar self report. 

    Research at Cincinnati Children's

  • NIH's Child Health Research Centers K12 Program

    Physician scientists bring a valuable perspective to biomedical research because their clinical training enables them to bridge the gap between basic science investigation and treating disease.

    Learn more about the purpose and history of the NIH's Child Health Research Centers K12 Program in The Child Health Research Centers: Twenty-One Years of Promoting the Development of Pediatrician Scientists from 1990-2011.

  • Apply for the CHRCDA

    Learn more about applying for Cincinnati Children's CHRCDA. Applications are accepted annually on October 1st and as new openings arise.  Read More
  • Our CHRCDA Scholars

    Learn more about Cincinnati Children's present and past CHRCDA Scholars, such as Phillip Minar, MD, who researches biomarkers and therapeutic targets in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. 

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  • Our CHRCDA Mentors

    Learn more about the faculty mentors of Cincinnati Children's CHRCDA Program. Our mentors are dedicated researchers with expertise in a multitude of disciplines. 

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