About OPSD

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The Office of Physician-Scientist Development was established in 2018 by Dean Mary E. Klotman to promote scientific engagement among physicians, trainees, and medical students.  It is led by Associate Dean of Physician-Scientist Development, Sallie Permar MD, PhD, and Faculty Director, Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS.  

The OPSD serves physician-scientist trainees at all levels, by providing services, coordinating the physician-scientist training efforts across departments, centers, institutes, and related offices within School of Medicine. The office also serves as a central resource for information and programming including training in grant writing, mentoring, leadership development, and funding opportunities.

The office encompasses programs supported by the School of Medicine, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and National Institutes of Health, to support physician-scientists.