V-STTaR K12 in Implementation Research

Program Overview

The Vanderbilt Scholars in T4 Translational Research (V-STTaR) K12 Program is supported by NIH/NHLBI. This mentored research training program is dedicated to developing independent investigators capable of addressing major gaps that exist in the widespread implementation of proven interventions into practice. Scholars will receive up to 3 years of individualized training with 75% protected research time to focus on “real-world” implementation of interventions to improve patient care in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.


More information about the program

Program Leadership

Mentorship Structure


At the time of the award, candidates must hold an MD or PhD in the health sciences (e.g., nursing, psychology, social work, biomedical informatics) or equivalent AND have completed any postgraduate training normally expected for a faculty appointment in their field (including clinical or postdoctoral fellowship training if applicable).

At the time of application, Scholars cannot have more than six years of research training experience beyond their last doctoral degree. The candidate must also be able to devote at least 75% professional effort to research and career development. 


For more information please contact Dr. Sunil Kripalani (Principal Investigator) or Dr. Christianne Roumie (Program Director).