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Emerging Physician Scientists

The Emerging Physician Scientists program supports faculty with exceptional promise to enhance their research skill and develop pilot data to jump start their research careers.

About the Program

The USC School of Medicine Research Center for Transforming Health supports new faculty, with exceptional promise, to enhance their research skills and projects to jump start their research careers.

The Research Center for Transforming Health Emerging Physician Scientist Faculty Fellowship (EPS) program is an exciting opportunity for early career or transitioning physician scientists to gain experience and mentorship in translational research.

The EPS Faculty Fellowship is a 15-month program that will include education, training and pilot project funding, intended to inform a successful extramural grant application and submission. The EPS program aims to facilitate new and innovative, interdisciplinary, translational research with emphasis on diseases and conditions of importance to South Carolina’s future.  


For more information on the Emerging Physician Scientists program or the Research Center for Transforming Health, email us at or call 803-216-3376.



2019-2020 Emerging Physician Scientist Faculty Fellows

Miroslav Cuturic

Miroslav Cuturic, MD  

 PH USC Medical Group, Department of Neurology


“Modeling the Effects of Chronic Alcohol Exposure in a Parkinson’s Disease Transgenic Strain of Caenorhabditis Elegans."

Roy Mathew

Roy Mathew, MD  

Columbia VA Health Care System, Department of Nephrology


“Effect of changes in renal function on modification of guideline-directed medical therapy during acute decompensated heart failure. "

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Kristl Tomlin, MD  

PH USC Medical Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Pharmacologic management of breakthrough bleeding associated with the etonogestrel-releasing contraceptive implant in adolescents."

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