Junior Faculty at USC and CHLA to Receive SC CTSI KL2 Career Development Awards

The Scholars will begin their course work on July 1, 2014 to develop critical clinical and translational research skills

May 21, 2014

Among the awardees are:

  • Gregory E. Idos, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
  • Sarah S. Rubin, MD,  Assistant Professor, Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Christopher J. Russell, MD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Mark Shiroishi, MD,  Assistant Professor, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine


The KL2 Scholars program is part of SC CTSI Education, Career Development, and Ethics. It offers curricula for clinical translational science, seminars devoted to career development, and short courses for pre- and post-doctoral scholars and trainees. Resources include:

  • Scholar's salary support and benefits (37.5%) for the effort devoted to the program up to NIH salary cap of $181,500;
  • Tuition/research cost of up to $40,000 in the first year only;
  • $2,000 to attend the Annual Association for Clinical and Translational Science Conference in Washington, DC;
  • Didactic coursework in three Clinical Translational Research courses as part of the Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations (CBTI);
  • Career Development Seminars;
  • Work-in-Progress; and
  • Access to core faculty who provide expertise and guidance in research design, biostatistical analysis.

What KL2 awardees are saying about the program?

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.