The CAAP program is the first of its kind that provides mentorship and resources to facilitate clinical research academic endeavors.

Primary mission of the Clinician Academic Achievement Program (CAAP):

  • generate academic achievements by the clinical faculty defined as publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts in indexed journals,
  • present research findings at national/international meetings, and
  • invited reviews (including book chapters).

Secondary missions of CAAP include:

  • establish a mentorship, strategic, and an operational infrastructure to facilitate research conducted by junior faculty,
  • provide mentorship to trainees in the residency and fellowship programs of the department,
  • promote collaborative projects amongst clinical and basic science faculty.

CAAP provides resources that facilitate its missions such as:

  • direct mentorship to junior faculty and trainees by experienced, well-published faculty,
  • funding for projects,
  • staff support (research assistants, IRB administrative support, statistical support, IT support, and the assistance of a librarian)
  • protected time for faculty to conduct research.


Tim Ness sqcr

Timothy Ness, M.D., Ph.D
Director, CAAP/RMRET

Ayesha Bryant lowres

Ayesha Bryant, M.S.P.H., M.D.
Associate Director, CAAP/RMRET