The UCLA Interdepartmental Clinical Pharmacology Training Program (ICPTP) is a thriving, highly structured mentored clinical scholar program in patient-oriented research that is broad, interdisciplinary and focused on the area of clinical pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. This field bridges molecular medicine and health care and covers all areas of clinical medicine.
Originally organized through interdepartmental institutional funds, the program has been supported by NIH grants, including a K12 award from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and currently, is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) T32 Clinical Pharmacology Postdoctoral Training Program grant. The ICPTP initiative was created to foster the development of patient-oriented investigators. The NIGMS award focuses also on the methodology and conduct of basic and clinical research, to qualify trainees to investigate the effects and mechanisms of drug actions in humans. Each trainee participant is provided salary and career development support for a period of two years.
Please see Background and Program Overview for further details.