Junior Faculty At USC And CHLA To Receive SC CTSI KL2 Career Development Awards

The scholars have begun their course work to develop clinical and translational research skills.

June 26, 2013

Among the awardees are:

  • Danieli Salinas, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Alex Wong, MD, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Burner, MD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Ostrow School of Dentistry

They will be joined by the first institutional scholar from the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC who fully participate in the SC CTSI K Scholars program:

  • Julie Lang, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 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 $179,700;
  • Tuition/research cost of up to $40,000 in the first year only; and
  • $1,500 to attend the Annual Clinical Translational Science Award Conference.
  • Didatic coursework n three Clinical Translational Research courses.
  • 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.