- October 05, 2021Guizhi “Julian” Zhu, Ph.D., a Virginia Commonwealth University Wright Center KL2 Scholar alum and assistant professor in the VCU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutics, was awarded a five-year grant totaling $1.9 million to study a molecule with implications for the treatment of cancer, genetic diseases and more. The award, which started on Sept. 18, will fund Zhu and his team’s work on
- September 29, 2021
We sat down (virtually!) with Dr. Nhu Tran, a recipient of the SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science award. We hear about her new K23 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, within the National Institutes of Health, and what she hopes to learn. Congratulations to Dr. Tran on this great accomplishment! 1. In layperson’s terms, tell us a little
- September 16, 2021Three Virginia Commonwealth University researchers were awarded funding that will support the expansion of their health research and translation of that research into improved care for patients. Wendy Bottinor, M.D., and Mathula Thangarajh, M.D., Ph.D., both from the VCU School of Medicine, and Jiong Li, Ph.D., from the VCU School of Pharmacy, are VCU’s 2021 KL2 scholars. The KL2 Mentored Career
- September 02, 2021
We sat down (virtually!) with Dr. Frank Attenello, a recipient of the SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science award. We hear about his new K08 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health, and what he hopes to learn. Congratulations to Dr. Attenello on this great accomplishment! 1. In layperson’s
- August 24, 2021More than a decade ago, the VCU Wright Center inaugurated its first class of KL2 Scholars, a cohort of talented junior faculty members looking to advance the world’s knowledge of health through clinical and translational research. Since then, 14 researchers have enjoyed the mentorship, protected research time and general support of their research careers that KL2 Program affords them. Funded by
- August 17, 2021Poor sleep impacts the risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanic/Latino middle-aged and older adults differently than it does in non-Hispanic adults, according to research led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine neurology faculty and the largest long-term study of U.S. Hispanic/Latinos to date.
- August 05, 2021
We sat down (virtually!) with Dr. Roy Poblete, a recipient of the SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science and recipient of multiple SC CTSI funding awards. We hear from him about his new role as junior editor with the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS), the official journal of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, and the
- July 30, 2021
Former KL2 Scholar Dr. Javier López is an associate professor at the University of California Davis and the medical director of the university’s Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation Program. He researches biological processes that put patients who had a heart attack and received treatments for it at risk of having another. He also works in a student-run clinic to provide free care to patients
- June 01, 2021Heather Siefkes, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, has received the 2021 Eli Gold Prize. Siefkes works in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of Project ADAM Sacramento, which helps schools prepare for a sudden cardiac emergency through AED and CPR training. The prize was named for Eli Gold, former
- May 28, 2021May is National Cancer Research Month, and Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hubs are on the forefront of cancer research. From genetic counseling to mining electronic health records, the CTSA Program is approaching cancer research from multiple directions, with the goal of getting treatments to patients more quickly. Click through the map below to see the contributions hubs
- May 14, 2021The University of Florida CTSI is examining long-standing and unspoken issues of racial injustice, equality and diversity within the working environment of the clinical research professional workforce. Dressed in black, Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda stood on a stage and spoke about her experience as a Black research professional working to eliminate personal biases in scientists. “Most of the
- May 10, 2021
Dr. Vanita R. Aroda, current Director of the Diabetes Clinical Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and former GHUCCTS KL2 scholar, is featured in the piece "Vanita Aroda: the accidental role model… by no accident" published by The Lancet. Article abstract: Clinical academia is still male-dominated in many fields, including diabetes and endocrinology. This makes the achievements of
- -Johns Hopkins University
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD, MPH, visiting KL2 scholar from Vanderbilt University, will be hosted by the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars (KL2) Program. Dr. Wilson will be presenting her work on "Disentangling Acute Brain Dysfunction in the ICU: Current Progress and Future Direction".
- -University Of California San Diego
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Sarah E. Lutz, PhD from the University of Chicago, hosted by the University of California San Diego will present her research on Blood-Brain Barrier Caveolin-1 Promotes Leukocyte Vascular Extravasation in CNS Autoimmunity.
- -Johns Hopkins University
Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, visiting KL2 scholar from Duke University, will be hosted by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center in the lead up to World Immunization Week. Dr. Vasudevan will be presenting her work on "Addressing Global Vaccine Hesitancy - Challenges & Opportunities".
- -Wake Forest University Health Sciences
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Kirsten M. Wright, ND, MCR, MS from Oregon Health and Science University hosted by Wake Forest School of Medicine will present her research on "Using a Home-Based Monitoring Platform to Explore Real-World Routines and Nutrition Behavior in Older Adults at Risk
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Mathew Cherian MD, from Ohio State University, hosted by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will present his research on "Tolerable Strategies to Overcome Treatment Resistance in Breast Cancer" Resistance to first-line endocrine and cyclin
- March 24, 2021Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast discussing research into sexually transmitted infection testing in young people. Winnie Adebayo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nursing at Penn State College of Nursing, discusses her work into how to encourage young people to take the initiative to be tested for sexually transmitted
- -University Of Pittsburgh At Pittsburgh
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar program. Alex Bokov, PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his research on "Mining EHR Data for Improved Outcomes Prediction".
- -University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a hereditary multisystem vascular disease of abnormal angiogenesis and the second most common hereditary bleeding disorder in the world. Harvard KL2 Scholar Hanny Al-Samkari, MD will describe the revolutionary potential of anti-angiogenic therapy in HHT and the evidence to date for systemic bevacizumab as a treatment for bleeding and anemia in HHT.
- -Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai
Diane Chan, MD, PhD, visiting KL2 scholar from Harvard Medical School will be presenting her research on "Gamma Frequency Neural Oscillations Using Sensory Stimulation to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease".
- -University of Virginia
Jonathan Brammer, MD will present "Targeting Interleukin-15 (IL-15) in T-cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia" for his CTSA Visiting Scholar Lecture.
- -University Of California San Diego
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Marina Walther-Antonio, PhD from the Mayo Clinic Rochester, hosted by the University of California San Diego will present her research on "The Microbiome Side of Endometrial Cancer.
- -University Of California Los Angeles
Dr. Hwang is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, Director of Neonatal Imaging, and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her KL2 project is on the validation of quantitative brain contrast enhanced ultrasound for evaluation of brain health in porcine model and infants of brain injury. Required registration at https://uclahs.fyi/Hwang to
- -Duke University
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Duke University will host Ankit Shah, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Rutgers University. Dr. Shah will present "Glycerol as a Direct and Indirect Contributor to Glucose Production." Despite current
- -Harvard Medical SchoolLecture: CTSA Visiting Scholars KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholars series. Rupal Mehta, MD, of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, will present his research on "Pathogenesis of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Chronic Kidney Disease." This event is free and open to the
- March 08, 2021OCTRI Scholar Dr. David Sheridan (left) and Dr. Matthew Hansen (right), both OHSU Emergency Medicine physicians, were awarded OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) funding and project support in 2018 to develop a new bedside technology for quickly detecting sepsis using an accurate and objective measure of capillary refill time (CRT). In the last 3 years, Drs. Sheridan and Hansen leveraged
- -University Of Washington
University of Washington’s Institute of Translational Health Sciences is hosting Travis Kinder from the NCATS Intramural Research Program through the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Visiting Scholars Program on April 16 at 12pm PST. This program is designed to connect individuals with institutional KL2 awards from outside the UW with established UW faculty in their field as
- -Duke University
KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Duke University will host Rochelle Maxwell, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow from Rockefeller University. Dr. Maxwell will present "Fanconi Anemia: Diverse Approaches to the Study of a Multi-Faceted Disease." Dr. Maxwell's presentation will describe
- -University Of Washington
The CTSA Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) program has created the new NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Visiting Scholars Program to help promote networking among KL2 Scholars. During the pandemic, KL2 Scholars are unable to visit other institutions or conferences to give presentations and network as they have in the past. This new program provides scholars