K to R01 Transition to Independence Program
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The K to R01 Transition to Independence Program is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ 7 years) conducting clinical or translation research. It provides $50,000 in research funds over two years. Applicants must have an active K award at the time of application.
The program is not currently accepting applications.
- $50,000 research funds to be expended over 2 years
- Assistant Professor (in rank ≤ 7 years), primary mentor and biostatistician
- Must have active K award (KL2, BIRCWH, K12, CHRCDA K12, Independent K award (K23, K07, etc.)) at the time of application
The program is not currently accepting applications. View the RFA (previous cycle).
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) provides funds for K awardees interested in clinical and translational research. Some K Scholars may need additional support to be competitive for R01-grant awards. The K to R01 Transition to Independence program is designed to support faculty by providing mentorship, oversight, and pilot funds. This two-year program aims to place junior investigators, who have K awards, further on the path to be competitive for R01 awards. This RFA will be issued annually. Success of this program will be judged by the number of awardees who move forward to secure NIH R01 grants, and R01 equivalent funding for clinical and translational research.
Applications from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged.
Jason Baker, MD, MS
Primary Mentor: James Neaton, PhD
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Melena Bellin, MD
Primary Mentor: Antoinette Moran, MD
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Maneesh Bhargava, MD
Primary Mentor: Chris H. Wendt, MD
Project Title: Biomarkers to predict outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Cari Clark, ScD
Primary Mentor: Mary Jo Kreitzer
Project Title: Impact of Yoga on Violence Survivor's Mental and Cardio Metabolic Health: A Feasibility Study of a Cluster Randomized Trial
Kathryn Cullen, MD
Primary Mentor: Kelvin O. Lim, MD
Project Title: Intravenous Ketamine in Adolescent Treatment-Resistant Depression: Efficacy and Brain Mechanisms
Paul Drawz, MD
Primary Mentor: Hassan Ibrahim, MD, MS
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Theresa Laguna, MD, MSCS
Primary Mentor: Chris Wendt / Toni Moran
Project Title: Biomarkers of Injury and Destruction in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung
Julie Ostrander, PhD
Primary Mentor: Douglas Yee, MD
Project Title: PELP1 Localization as a Biomarker for Early Mammary Carcinogenesis and Response to Chemoprevention
Lynda Polgreen, MD, MS
Primary Mentor: Chester Whitley, MD, PhD
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Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
Primary Mentor: Jean F. Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA
Project Title: Preventing Toileting Disability in Frail Older Women