This core group provides expertise in education, training and career development with special focus on research in diverse populations.  Their broad target audience includes career clinical researchers, clinicians, research staff, clinical partners and community members. Workforce Development’s various educational offerings is provided in various formats emphasizing topics in clinical translational research methodology, team science, community-engaged research, research in diverse populations, research ethics, use of digital tools in research, and mentorship. 

For the Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science Program (KL2), they administer, provide didactic coursework, mentorship, and K-grant coaching for those Scholars participating in the training program.


Steven   Siegel Steven Siegel, MD, PhD Director, KL2 Programs Details
Cecilia  Patino-Sutton Cecilia Patino-Sutton, MD, MEd, PhD Director, Workforce Development/Co-Director, KL2 Program Details

Team Members

Karen Busa Karen Busa, MS Program Specialist, Workforce Development Details
Alex Capron Alex Capron, LLB, MA Director of Research Ethics, Workforce Development Details
Eric Kezirian Eric Kezirian, MD, MPH Faculty Instructor, Workforce Development Details
Jeanne McKean Jeanne Dzekov McKean , BA Program Manager, Workforce Development Details
Gary San Angel Gary San Angel Distance Education Specialist / Media Technology, Workforce Development Details
Elizabeth Zelinski Elizabeth Zelinski, PhD KL Grant Advisor, Workforce Development Details

Core Groups

ADMIN Administration Details
BERD Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
CRI Clinical Research Informatics Details
CRS Clinical Research Support Details
CE Community Engagement Details
EI Evaluation & Improvement Details
RKS Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
RD Research Development Details
WD Workforce Development Details

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