Sian Durward-Akhurst and Saydra Wilson
Sian Durward-Akhurst and Saydra Wilson

CTSI welcomes two new Pre-K Scholars

Two new University of Minnesota assistant professors recently joined CTSI’s Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program, a two-year career development program for University of Minnesota junior faculty who are underrepresented in medicine.

The program helps early-career research faculty position themselves for NIH K awards by providing research funding, mentorship, training, networking opportunities, and an individualized educational and training plan.

Sian Durward-Akhurst, BVMS, MS, PhD

Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Mentors: Molly McCue, Aaron Rendahl
Project Title: Genetic mechanisms of sudden cardiac death in racehorses as a model for sudden arrhythmic death syndrome in human athletes

Saydra Wilson, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mentors: Alik Wedge, John Connett
Project Title: Feasibility of Closed-loop Phase-locked TMS