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

Two 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 two Scholars to the KL2 Scholars Career Development Program.

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]