Career & Professional Development

Professional Development

The Office of Faculty Development and the Peer Group Mentoring Program for Mid-Career Faculty hosted a panel discussion on November 19, 2020 on “Making Career Transitions: New Roles, Viewpoints, & Paradigms”.

Panelists included:
Amanda Cashen, MD , Professor, Division of Oncology, Executive Chair, Internal Review Board
Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine,
Chief – Division of Nephrology
Peggy Kendall, MD, Associate Professor, Chief – Division of Allergy and Immunology
Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Professor, Division of Bone & Mineral Diseases,
Andrew Odden, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine,
Vice Chair of Patient Safety

Making Career Transitions: New Roles, Viewpoints, & Paradigms – Audio-recording

Funding and career development awards

The KL2 Career Development Awards Program at Washington University provides high-quality, multidisciplinary training in clinical and translational research to promote the career development of future clinical investigators. This program provides financial support and benefits that allow scholars to focus on mentored, multidisciplinary research, supplemented by applicable coursework.


The K12 Career Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology trains a new generation of highly skilled investigators with specialized expertise who will be well prepared to lead cancer research. The K12 Clinical Oncology program supports the development of postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty through patient oriented cancer research training, curricula, and mentored projects. Applications for the K12 Career Development Awards are accepted annually from May 15th – August 15th.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Medical Alumni & Development Programs provides a list of all private funding opportunities along with the 2015-2016 deadlines for Biomedical Career Development grants from Private foundations.


The Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs fund significant peer reviewed biomedical research across broad thematic domains pertinent to many of the Divisions within the Department of Medicine. These include basic, clinical and translational research domains.


Professional organizations

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) is composed of academic institutions that strive to achieve equitable health and well-being for our Hispanic community.