15 researchers join CTSI career development programs

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has accepted 15 student and faculty researchers into its research career development programs. Programs are designed to advance researchers through the career development continuum, from the undergraduate experience to an independent research career as a faculty member.

Congratulations to the new scholars!

KL2 Scholars Career Development Award 

(for assistant professors in rank ≤ six years)

Jazmin Camchong, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Primary mentor: Matt Kushner, MD
Mentoring team: Kelvin Lim, Angus W. MacDonald III, Kyle Rudser

Elizabeth Rogers, MD, MS
Department of General Internal Medicine
Primary mentor: Anne Joseph, MD, MPH
Mentoring team: Stuart Speedie, Victor Montori, John Connett

Elizabeth Swanson, DO
Department of Pediatrics
Primary mentor: Mark Schleiss, MD
Mentoring team: Mark Schleiss, Lou Mansky, Steven Rice, Michael Georgieff, John Connett

Advanced Pathways to Research Program 

(for professional health sciences students)

Rosemary Fister, School of Nursing
Project title: Identifying Homelessness in a Community Health Center
Mentor: John Song, MD, MPH, MAT

Luis Ortega, School of Medicine
Project title: Latino Parent-Child Relationships and Substance Use
Mentor: Michele Allen, MD, MS

Pathways to Research Program 

(for undergraduate students; scholars will be matched with University faculty mentors for the summer)

  • Hamdi Adam, Augsburg College, College of Liberal Arts
  • Medinat Akindele, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
  • Quoc Bui, Rochester Community and Technical College, College of Liberal Arts
  • Isatou Cham, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
  • Bridget Curtin, University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences
  • Kayla Ha, Saint Catherine University, School of Public Health
  • Karen Herrera, Saint Catherine University, College of Liberal Arts
  • Thao Hoang, Macalester College, School of Public Health
  • Vy Nguyen, University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences
  • Sierra Trost, University of Minnesota - Crookston, College of Biological Sciences