Cory McGee, Hai Dang Nguyen, and Dori Cross, CTSI KL2 Scholars
Corey McGee, PhD, Hai Dang Nguyen, PhD, and Dori Cross, PhD, join CTSI this summer as KL2 Scholars

Three KL2 Scholars join CTSI in Summer 2021

July 9, 2021

CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development Core (CTSI-Ed) is pleased to welcome three Scholars to the KL2 Scholars Career Development Program.

Dori Cross, PhD

School of Public Health
Primary Mentor: Genevieve Melton-Meaux
Additional Mentors: Joseph E. Gaugler, Haitao Chu
Project Title: Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data to Optimize Team-based Care

Hai Dang Nguyen, PhD

Department of Pharmacology
Primary Mentor: David Largaespada
Additional Mentors: Gregory Vercellotti, Lin Zhang
Project Title: Establishing a genetic-driven discovery platform for targeted cancer therapies

Corey McGee, PhD, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Program in Occupational Therapy
Primary Mentors: Erin Krebs and Paula Ludewig
Additional Mentors: Ann Van Heest, Ann Brearley
Project Title: Mechanisms of a Dynamic Stability Protocol for Persons with Thumb Osteoarthritis

Features of the KL2 program

  • 75% salary support on salaries (up to $120,000 inclusive of fringe), $35,000 in research funds and $2,000 travel funds a year, for the first 3 years. This award is funded by the NIH CTSI grant for 24 months and the Medical School Dean’s Office for 12 months.
  • A multidisciplinary mentor team, including primary senior accomplished mentor, secondary mentor and biostatistician representing different areas of expertise
  • Weekly K Scholar Multidisciplinary Seminar Series with BIRCWH (Women’s Health K12), MN-LHS, CTSI Pre-K Discovery Scholars, and Individual K awardees
  • Bi-annual Translational Research Retreats
  • Individualized educational and training plan
  • Bi-annual Scholar progress reviews with senior leadership and advisory board members designed to support career development
  • Support from a multidisciplinary community of Scholars

To learn more, contact Megan Larson, Senior Program Associate, at [email protected]