From left: Elizabeth Barnert (UCLA); John K. Lee (UCLA); Ali Zarrinpar (UCLA)
By Jessica Castillo
Three junior faculty trainees have received CTSI KL2 Awards for their projects in clinical and translational research. The annual awards go to exemplary researchers whose projects emphasize systems biology, clinical pharmacology and translational, community-partnered interventions. Diseases that disproportionately affect minority populations are a particular focus.
The awardees will receive training in interdisciplinary team science in all populations, across the life cycle. In addition, they receive salary support plus fringe benefits to pursue interdisciplinary, mentored research with training. The award also provides funds for statistical support. It is renewable for three years. Continued fellowship support in years 2 and 3 are contingent on performance during the prior year(s).
To see all detailed project descriptions, see past awardees and learn more about the K program, visit the CTSI Junior Faculty Programs page.