Three Scholars join CTSI’s K-R01 Transition to Independence research career development program

Published by CTSI on November 1, 2018

CTSI is pleased to announce the addition of three University of Minnesota Assistant Professors conducting clinical or translational research into its two-year K-R01 Transition to Independence research career development program.

CTSI Scholar Allyson Hart with her poster at 2018 Poster Session
CTSI Scholar Allyson Hart, MD, MS, discusses her research poster at CTSI's 2018 Poster Session Scholars receive pilot funds, specialized career development programming, mentoring, and dedicated support all designed to place junior investigators who have K awards further on the path to being competitive for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) awards and R01 equivalent funding for clinical and translational research.

Congratulations to the 2018 cohort whose awards officially begin Nov. 1!

Allyson Hart, MD, MS
Hennepin Healthcare, and the University of Minnesota’s Medical School, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Ajay Israni, John Connett
Project title: Decision support needs for African American kidney transplant candidates

Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Mentors: David Largaespada, Karen Sachs
Project title: Immunoproteasome inhibition to target AML stem cells

Deanna Teoh, MD
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
Mentors: Shalini Kulasingam, Rachel Isaksson Vogel
Project title: Optimizing harms and benefits of cervical cancer screening for HPV-vaccinated women: Screening test performance and acceptability of reduced screening

The K-R01 Program is Directed by Esam El-Fakahany, PhD, College of Pharmacy, and is administered by CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed) core.

Former Scholars of the program include: Jason Baker, MD, MS, Department of Medicine, Melena Bellin, MD, Department of Surgery, Maneesh Bhargava, MD, Department of Medicine, Cari Clark, ScD, Kathryn Cullen, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Paul Drawz, MD, Department of Medicine, Theresa Laguna, MD, MSCS, Julie Ostrander, Phd, Department of Medicine, Lynda Polgreen, MD, MS, Karina Quevedo, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, and Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, School of Nursing.

Learn more about CTSI’s seven career development programs, which provide training and education to advance researchers through the career development pipeline, from undergraduate experience to an independent research career.

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