Pre-doctoral Students at USC to Receive SC CTSI Research Training Awards

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

May 21, 2014

Among the awardees are:

  • Amber Angell, PhD Student, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Jordan Despanie, PhD Student, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy
  • Julie Jang, MD/PhD Student, Integrative Biology of Disease, Keck School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Siantz, PhD Student, Social Work, School of Social Work


The TL1 Trainee 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:

  • Trainees full stipend support during the first year of program;
  • Tuition/fee support of up to $14,000 during the first year of the program;
  • Research related funds of up to $3,986;
  • $2,000 to attend the Annual Clinical Translational Science Award Conference;
  • Didactic coursework in three Clinical Translational Research courses as part of the Certificate 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 TL1 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.