SC CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Announced

The SC CTSI Workforce Development program is pleased to announce the Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Scholars were selected from a number of applications of highly accomplished junior faculty at USC and CHLA to receive the CTR Award beginning July 1, 2016.

September 15, 2016

“Being a great clinical research investigator means having the highest level of knowledge and expertise in their field. But it also means being a strong manager, an executive, visionary, and leader. The Clinical and Translational Research Program helps researchers develop these skills.” said Jon Samet, MD, MS, professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine and Director of SC CTSI Workforce Development.

  • Christina J. Azevedo, MD, MD, PhD, Asst Prof, Keck School of Medicine, Neurology,  USC
  • Anoopindar Bhalla, MD Asst Prof, Keck School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Critical Care, CHLA
  • Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd, Asst Prof, Keck School of Medicine, General Pediatric Surgery, CHLA
  • Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH, Asst Prof, Keck School of Medicine, Neonatology, CHLA
  • Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD, Asst Prof, School of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, USC

Since 2010, a total number of 29 Scholars have participated in this program also formerly known as the KL2 Program.  This program offers curricula for clinical and translational research, monthly seminars devoted to career development, and various short courses and workshops on various topics. Resources include 75% salary support, research support, attendance to the annual Translational Science meeting in Washington, DC, and access to core faculty who provide expertise and guidance in research design, and biostatistical analysis


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.