Washington University ICTS makes an impact in investigator’s research journey

Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI
Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI
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Washington University ICTS

Life doesn’t move in a straight line and neither does a career in clinical and translational research. Such is the truth for ICTS investigator Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a research clinician working to improve health equity among medically underserved populations, Kuroki’s trajectory to scientific independence is more than just a career path. It is a journey with bends and curves and a testament of perseverance as she pursues her long-term career goal of building a research program that identifies and tests strategies that reduce cancer disparities by addressing unmet social needs among individuals who are at risk or who are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Supported throughout by the ICTS, Kuroki has navigated training opportunities, resources, services, and funding programs to enhance and develop her research career as a gynecologic oncologist looking to make an impact in health equity and cancer prevention.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce
Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process
Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan