FAMEPRO is a mentored short clinical research project competition open to early career faculty in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. This funding and mentorship mechanism will provide assistance to faculty members to conduct and complete pilot research projects and to prepare and disseminate results through clinical scholarship.


Projects must be patient-oriented, clinical or translational. For example, the project could involve patient care, clinical teaching, quality improvement, or innovation. Proposals must be able to be completed within 9 months and abstracts will be due May 31, 2019. Collaboration within or outside the department is highly encouraged and will make your application more competitive.

FAMEPRO Program Requirements

Faculty with the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in a College of Medicine department. Past FAMEPRO participants are not eligible.

Selection Process:
The FAMEPRO subcommittee will evaluate the proposals based on their potential for clinical scholarship, scope, ability to be completed within the timeframe, collaboration, innovation and departmental support. Up to 12 proposals will be selected.

The selected applicants will be required to attend the ‘Tools of the Trade: Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research’ workshop. All other applicants are also encouraged to attend the workshop to prepare for a future submission to FAMEPRO.

Accepted projects will receive the following:

  1. Funding (up to $1,250 based on project need) with department matching funds.
  2. Additional $2,000 CCTS vouchers for specific research cores such as Biostatistics & Clinical Research Center.
  3. Dedicated mentorship support from a senior faculty member with experience in clinical research and scholarship
  4. Technical assistance as needed, e.g. IRB applications, IHIS data access
  5. Facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration
  6. Skill development courses and progress meetings facilitated by experts within the College of Medicine and CCTS
  7. Abstract and manuscript preparation assistance and guidance
  8. Certificates will be awarded for all completed projects
  9. The top three projects will be presented during FAMEPRO Grand Rounds. All three finalists will be awarded prizes and will receive recognition. The FAME Clinical Project Champion Award will be given to the winning project.

How to Apply

Due to COVID-19, we are suspending this program until the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

FAME Clinical Scholarship Committee members

  • Daniel Bachmann, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Lanla Conteh, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Daniel Eiferman, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Courtney Hebert, MD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • John Larry, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Zaibo Li, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Shraddha Mainali, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Tanya Matthew, BDS, MD, Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies Program Administrator, CCTS
  • Jose Moreno, PhD, Assistant Professor for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Mona Natwa, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Anjali Satoskar, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology

Ex-officio Members

  • Debbie Pond, Program Director, Center for FAME
  • Emma Tippett, Project Manager, Center for FAME

FAMEPRO Projects

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