The Minnesota Learning Health System (MN-LHS) Mentored Career Development Program is excited to announce an extension to the deadline for the LHS Scholar call for applications – now open through 5pm on December 16! Through this extension we are committed to the inclusion of prospective applicants and their requests for additional time to compose competitive applications.

One UMN assistant professor will have the chance to receive dedicated time, mentorship and resources for research that focuses on fighting health inequities, including interests in dismantling structural racism. Scholars participating in the two-year program learn how to create and use data quickly and effectively to improve healthcare delivery and receive salary coverage (75%) and support for research costs.

Applicants should describe proposed research that demonstrates a commitment to health equity. Scholars are also asked to discuss their professional background and propose up to two mentors.

Past MN-LHS scholars have been able to conduct groundbreaking research thanks to the program. Recently, MN-LHS scholar Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH, found that a commonly used diabetes drug reduces the chance of COVID-19 related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and death. She credits the CTSI’s training program for giving her the time and support to conduct this study.

To apply to the program, visit