Advancing Health and Health Care through Scholarship and Action

National Clinician Scholars Program at University of Pennsylvania

The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) aims to offer unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care. The goal of the program is to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, healthcare systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world.

NCSP Annual Meeting 2022
Penn NCSP cohort, November 2022 NCSP Annual Meeting 

Research Highlights

  • PCORI Grant Reauthorization Monday, July 1, 2019

    Penn CSP alumnus Mark Neuman's research was spotlighted in proceedings to reauthorize patient-centered outcomes research institute (PCORI) grant.

  • Penn NCSP Co-Director Raina Merchant named National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    The National Academy of Medicine selected Penn Medicine's Raina Merchant as a member of its newest class of Emerging Leaders of Health and Medicine Scholars. "These extraordinary individuals represent the next generation of leading scientists, health care providers, public health professionals, and policymakers, who are poised to shape the future...,” NAM president Victor J. Dzau said of Merchant and her fellow Emerging Leaders.