Research Assistance

Innovative program helps physicians become researchers, extends studies to medically underserved communities

Faheem Guirgis, M.D., left, got a boost from Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., UF Health executive vice president for research and education, who urged him to apply to Pearson's ''K College.''
“Faheem is execeptional in that he gave of his own time to work his way out of the clinic. It doesn’t happen too often. It’s a wonderful story.”
— Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.


“Instead of a single investigator finding a mentor and developing a K award, we have these multidisciplinary teams linking around a disease area - fostering a great opportunity for productive pathway in training development.”
David R. Nelson, M.D.,