Teaching Precision Medicine

The Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences understands that for precision medicine to be successfully integrated into the medical mindset, we must teach and train the next generation of researchers and medical professionals. We regularly look for opportunities to provide mentorship and training for students and researchers in various disciplines that would benefit from a precision medicine approach.

Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors (ARC-MD) Program

Students participating in academic research training programThe inaugural cohort of the Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors (ARC-MD) Program

Dr. Meyers serves as the Director of the Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors (ARC-MD) program. The goal of the ARC-MD program is to provide medical students with the foundational skills and professional development that promote a successful career as a physician scientist. The five-year program provides students with research and career mentorship, special experiences, a unique curriculum, and community engagement within a supportive longitudinal learning community.

ARC-MD provides:

  • A mentorship community of key teaching faculty who are also physician researchers
  • Research and community service opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities and advising
  • Scholarship support, contingent upon student’s continued participation in program activities
  • A stipend to undertake a research-intensive year in a UC Davis faculty laboratory between year 3 and 4

Learn more about research opportunities for medical students

Training and Mentorship

Dr. Luis Carvajal-Carmona and lab studentDr. Luis-Carvajal-Carmona, Precision Medicine Dean's Fellow, works with lab student

In addition to being a clinician and educator, Dr. Meyers highly values mentorship and training opportunities for junior faculty and researchers. Recruitment and retainment of diverse and talented early career investigators is important for our Center as well as UC Davis Health. Here we highlight a few of the early stage investigators and staff we have mentored and trained:

Luis Carvajal-Carmona, Ph.D. is associate vice chancellor for the Office of Academic Diversity and Professor and Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science. Dr. Carvajal-Carmona is a national voice in diversity education and training. In 2018 he was named one of two Dean's Fellows for Precision Health Equity.

Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D. was named one of two Dean's Fellows for Precision Health in 2018. Her research on, “Mechanistic Models of Cardiac Dynamic and Machine Learning for Sex-Specific Classification of Drug-Induced Arrhythmia” is an elegant model of sex differences in heart rhythms that can be used to make improvements when treating patients in heart clinics. 

Kristin Grimsrud, D.V.M, Ph.D. is an assistant clinical professor and Associate Director of the Vivaria and Veterinary Care Mouse Biology Program. Our Center has provided institutional support for a K01 in Precision Pharmacogenomics in pediatric pain management.

Enkhmaa Byambaa, M.A.S., M.D., Ph.D. is an assistant adjunct professor in internal medicine with an interest in inflammation, metabolic syndrome and precision nutrition.

Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)

UC Davis hosts one of the inaugural Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSC) supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Dr. Meyers currently serves as the director of the CTSC Research Education and Training Program and is a member of the CTSC Oversight and Governance Committee.

Learn more about the research education, training and career development program

Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS)

Dr. Frederick Meyers serves as immediate past president of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). The association fosters research, education, advocacy and mentoring in translational science – a broad area of scientific inquiry that ranges from basic discoveries with implications for human health to community-based epidemiologic and health services studies.

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