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The TRANSFORM KL2 Scholars Mentored Career Development program serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence. It is open to junior faculty with professorial titles (clinical- or tenure-track).

To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively on interdisciplinary research teams, KL2 Scholars will complete a rigorous training program that guarantees exposure to a wide range of clinical and translational research methods in both classroom and experiential settings. The key features of the training program include

  • a research Master's degree (the MS/POR,) with traditional classroom training;
  • varied research rotations;
  • a mentored research project; and
  • participation in multidisciplinary seminars and colloquia.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIOR FACULTY
With funding from the NIH CTSA award, the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research seeks to promote high-quality research, enhance the integration of clinical and translational science, advance the latest proven health care approaches and deliver them more quickly to the patient community. An integral part of this effort is the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program. The KL2 program serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence in multidisciplinary research settings.

Timeline
Phase I Applications due: November 1, 2013
Phase I selection: December 6, 2013
Phase II due (invitation only): January 6, 2014
Award Start Date: July 1, 2014

Phase I Application Instructions

Application Form

Statement of Commitment

KL2 Information

If you have any questions regarding the KL2 program, please send an e-mail to Sophia Li Ferry.


TRANSFORM KL2 Scholars Program Director


Melissa D. Begg

Melissa D. Begg, ScD,
Professor of Clinical Biostatistics
Vice Dean for Education, Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

For more information please contact Sophia Li Ferry , TRANSFORM Administrative Manager.

KL2/TRANSFORM Activity/Event

2013-2014 Date(s)

POR Colloquium (2013 - 2014) Tuesdays, 3pm-4pm
Sept. 3 – Dec 17, 2013, Jan 21- May 13, 2014
KL2 Meetings and Presentations (2013 - 2014) Third Tuesday of every month (with exceptions) - 4:00PM-5:30PM
KL2 Mentor/Trainee Evaluations Due December 13, 2013
KL2 Individual Progress Reports Due February 14, 2014
Annual ACRT/SCTS CTSA Conference in Washington, DC Wednesday, April 9 – Friday, April 11, 2014
Research Poster Day April 15, 2014
KL2 Exit Surveys/Evaluations Due July 15, 2014

 

Current Awardees

Matthew Baldwin, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Improving Critical Illness Survivorship for Older Adults

Jemima Frimpong, PhD, MPH
Workplace Diversity in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs and Disparities in Patient Outcomes

Ragy Girgis, MD
Antipsychotic Binding to the D3 and D2 Receptors in Schizophrenia: a PET study using 11<-(+)-PHNO

Quan Hoang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Pathologic Myopia: Natural History and Novel Approaches in Therapy

Guillermo Horga, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Neural mechanisms of sensory predictions in schizophrenia with hallucinations

Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Monitoring Neoadjuvant Anti-Angiogenics in Breast Cancer with Optical Tomography

Gabrielle Page-Wilson, MD
Utilization of Proopiomelanocortin and Agouti-related Protein ELISAs for the Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of ACTH-dependent Cushing’s syndrome.

Rebecca Schnall, RN, PhD
Using Queuing Theory to Improve HIV Testing in the Emergency Department

Aviva Sopher, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Effect of Metformin on IR, NAFLD and Body Composition in adolescents with PCOS

Past Awardees

Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology
The Role of Glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson Disease

Neeraj Badjatia, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Metabolic Impact of Therapeutic Normothermia after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Allegra Broft, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Bulimia Nervosa and Dopamine – A link to addictions?

Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
A prospective study to improve epilepsy management utilizing decision analysis

Catherine Clelland, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology
Association of GCH1 with schizophrenia: Genetic and functional analysis and novel treatment strategies

Katherine Crew, MD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Risk and Survival

Thuy-Tien Dam, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hormonal Mediators of Body Composition and Frailty Transitions

Peter Dayan, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Multicenter ED study of children with apparently unprovoked seizures

Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Estimating and Reducing Radiation Risk in Cardiac Imaging

Kathleen Friel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Mechanisms of cerebral palsy recovery induced by balancing motor cortex activity

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Preventing Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Doxorubicin Treatment

Vaidehi Jobanputra, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
High Resolution Genomic Microarrays for Genotype-Phenotype Correlations of Constitutional Chromosome Abnormalities

Kiryluk Krzysztof, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Genetic determinants of IgA1 glycosylation defects in IgA Nephropathy (IgAN)

Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Quality Issues in the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

David Lederer, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Pulmonology
Explaining racial and ethnic disparities in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Deborah Levy, MD, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Neurocognitive function in childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (cSLE)

Jonathan Lu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Measurement of Cardiac Repolarization Reserve Using Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Matthew Maurer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tensirolimus, erlotinib, and cisplatin combined to treat triple negative breast cancer patients

Thomas Nickolas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bone Quality and Mechanical Competence in Chronic Kidney Disease

Christopher Ochner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Changes in Brain Activation and Appetite-Related Hormones following Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

Sameer Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Improving Vancomycin Use in Hospitalized Children

J. Michael Schmidt, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurology
Prediction of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage using Multivariate Time Series Classification Models

Scott Schobel, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Analytical Psychopharmacology
Testing novel mechanisms of antipsychotic therapy withhigh-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans and mouse models of disease

Rachel Shelton PhD, MPH
Treatment Decision-Making among Stage II Colorectal Cancer Patients

Abby Siegel, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
NASH, metabolic syndrome, and HCC outcomes

Alexandra Sporn, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Neurocircuitry of autism spectrum disorders: fMRI and TMS studies

Elizabeth Verna, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Serum Lipopolysaccharide Measurement to Predict Hepatic Fibrosis in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis

Ismee Williams, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Prenatal effects of congenital heart disease on neurodevelopmental outcome

Hannah Wunsch, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Evaluation of the utility of head CTs in general medical and surgical intensive care patients

Angela Yoon, DDS, MPH, Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology
Biomarkers for non-invasive oral cancer screening

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