The Duke CTSA-sponsored KL2 Career Development Award Program has selected three new scholars to receive three years of funding and education to learn state-of-the-art clinical and translational research methods. The three new scholars are:
- Rasheeda Hall, MD, MBA, Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine (Nephrology) (Project title: “Understanding functional disability in older dialysis patients.”)
- Kathryn Dickerson, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry (Project title: “Instructed activation of the human dopaminergic midbrain using real-time fMRI and PET neuroimaging”)
- Michael Cary, PhD, from the School of Nursing (Project title: Multiple chronic conditions associated with hospital readmission among hip fracture patients.”)
These scholars will begin their work as KL2 scholars in July 2016. These scholars are the fourth cohort of Duke's CTSA-sponsored KL2 Scholars Program.
The KL2 program provides protected time and funding to allow for personalized mentoring, didactic training, a coordinated and tailored scientific and career development plan, and the opportunity to conduct clinical or translational research.
Scholars complete the KL2 program equipped and inspired to become independent investigators, making contributions across the entire spectrum of clinical and translational research.