KL2 Scholar awards announced

The CTSI KL2 Scholars Program supports new clinical and translational research investigators through a three-year mentored training program. CTSI recently announced new recipients, beginning in fall 2011 and early spring 2012.

Scholars include:

Tetyana Shippee, PhD - Health Policy and Management
Cari Clark, ScD, MPH - Medicine
Terrence Adam, MD, PhD -- Pharmacy Care and Health Systems (March 2012)
Silvia Mangia, PhD - Radiology/CMRR (March 2012)
Maneesh Bhargava, MD - Medicine
Samir Khariwala, MD - Otolaryngology
Sarah Cusick, PhD - Pediatrics

Scholars continuing on the KL2 until February 2012 from a previous K12 program include:

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD - Neurosurgery
Jason Baker, MD, MS - Medicine - Infectious Disease

The program offers:

  • 75% salary support, up to $100,000 (inclusive of fringe benefits) for protected time for clinical/translational research career development
  • $25,000 per year for technical assistance or supplies to assist in obtaining data
  • Mentoring team support- $2,500 per year for primary mentor
  • Travel funds of $1,000 per year

The program is representative of the diversity of disciplines at the University of Minnesota, and spans the full spectrum of the clinical and translational research enterprise. "With this roster of outstanding scholars, the KL2 program is gaining great momentum and energy," says program director Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS. "We look forward to building a strong scholar community in the upcoming year."

For more information contact Michelle Lamere, MPA, EdTRCD Program coordinator, at [email protected].