Overview: As part of the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program, the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) is a summer service-learning externship designed to expose talented medical students (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD) of diverse backgrounds to clinical research in community-based clinical research settings.
Description: The Winn CIPP offers a distinctive approach to increasing diversity in clinical trials by offering UIM medical students a 6-week intensive and immersive summer service-learning experience in underserved communities where underrepresented patients receive care. Pathway students gain exposures to clinical research, acquire community engagement and leadership skills, and are mentored by early-stage clinical investigators participating in the Winn CDA.
In 2023, Winn CIPP Site Partners were located in the following cities:
Group 1 (June 5 - July 14) Group 2 (June 19 - July 28)
Chicago, IL Atlanta, GA
Louisville, KY Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA San Antonio, TX
New York, NY Seattle, WA
Objectives: To transform the clinical research landscape by providing training and resources to build a network of new community-oriented clinical investigators. The Winn CDA and Winn CIPP both (1) provide emerging investigators with community engagement and research skills to increase diversity in clinical trials, and (2) expand the number of community-based sites with the capacity to conduct clinical and translational research.