Three early-career faculty have received the ICTR KL2 Career Development Award, starting July 1, 2021. These early-stage investigators join seven continuing scholars participating in the NIH-funded program that provides training, mentoring, and dedicated research time. Scholars are appointed for an initial two years, with the possibility of an additional two years. Please join us in welcoming the 2021 cohort:
- Gabriel Zayas-Caban, PhD, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
The Average Effect of Emergency Department Admission Decisions for Older Adults with Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, or Syncope
- Hilary Faust, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Contribution of Mitochondrial DNA and Toll-Like Receptor 9 To ARDS Risk in Critically Ill Patients
- Matthew Harer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Investigating renal tissue oxygenation monitoring in preterm neonates for the early detection of AKI
Profiles of ICTR KL2 scholars can be found on the Career Development Awards page.
KL2 Scholars come from across the UW and Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and are diverse in degree, school, discipline, research topic, career development goals, and position on the translational spectrum.
The KL2 program employs a precision training approach, providing common training components and additional elective components. Corrine Voils, PhD, co-Director of the KL2 Program notes,
Our precision training approach carefully tailors the KL2 experience to each scholar’s needs. We ensure that scholars gain knowledge and skills to achieve personal, scientific, and career goals in an inclusive learning environment
The common component is delivered in the Mentored Scholars Seminar Series with cohort-specific sessions corresponding to year in the program. This training series targets 11 research competencies critical to scholars’ success as independent scientists, while also creating a cohort structure for peer support and collaboration. Manish Shah, MD, MPH, co-Director of the KL2 Program, adds,
Our training curriculum is open to other career development award recipients at UW, both those with independent awards and others in institutional programs across campus. This provides additional peer support for our scholars and allows ICTR to ‘give back’ to the larger UW ecosystem of research training.