CTSI Resident Research Program appoints new Co-directors

The CTSI-sponsored Resident Research Program is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Co-directors. Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics and on the Steering Committee of the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. She leads a large research program focusing on patient preference and health-related quality-of-life measurement and informed patient decision making in women's health. Dr. Jeff Kohlwes is an Associate Professor of Medicine and serves as the Department of Medicine Associate Program Director for Academic Development and the Program Director for the PRIME Internal Medicine Resident Program. He has extensive experience and expertise in medical education. Drs. Kuppermann and Kohlwes join Co-director Emily Von Scheven, MD (Pediatrics) and Director Doug Bauer, MD (Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics) in leading campus-wide efforts to promote clinical and translational research careers among residents.

The Resident Research Program provides opportunities for all residents to gain a foundation of understanding in clinical and translational research methods and evidence-based medicine skills, in addition to opportunities for career development. Ongoing programs include a 4 week didactic elective (Epi 150.03, Designing Clinical Research for Residents), funding for research projects, longitudinal seminars, and a yearly symposium that highlights resident research. Since the program began in 2006 over 60 UCSF residents have completed the research elective and 27 have received research funding. Learn more