Two additional new members have been accepted into the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's research career development programs. These programs provide a career development infrastructure that supports junior investigators as they build independent research careers and pursue federal grants.
Drs. Lucie Turcotte and Alexa Pragman will start their respective programs on Sept. 1, along with several other recent awardees.
The New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program provides mentorship, training, and funds to new investigators interested in clinical and translational research. The program is designed to prepare investigators to successfully compete for NIH K career development awards.
Lucie Turcotte, MD, Department of Pediatric
Project title: The Role of the Immune System in Development of Cardiometabolic Syndrome Among Survivors of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Primary mentor: Michael Verneris, MD
The KL2 Scholars Career Development Program is designed to develop the next generation of clinical investigators through a structured training program with a mentored, multidisciplinary clinical research emphasis, salary support, and research funds. This three-year program aims to place junior investigators on the path to be competitive for NIH K- or R-series awards.
Alexa Pragman, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
Project title: Evaluation of the Lung Microbiota and Inflammation in the Progression of COPD
Primary mentor: Christine H. Wendt, MD