Irving Institute Announces 2019-2020 KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards

May 1, 2020

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, announces the 2019-2020 KL2 scholars.

The KL2 Mentored Career Development Award combines didactic training, mentoring, exposure to multidisciplinary research, and ongoing evaluation to prepare young investigators for careers in patient oriented research (POR). The award serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence.

KL2 scholars complete a rigorous training program that guarantees exposure to a wide range of clinical and translational research methods in both classroom and experiential settings. The key features of the training program include:

  • Research master's degree (Master of Science in Patient Oriented Research Program) with traditional classroom training
  • Mentored research project
  • Participation in multidisciplinary seminars and colloquia

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 awardees:

  • Scott Barbuto, MD, PhD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • Syed Ali Husain, MPH, MD, Nephrology
  • Caleb Hilliard Miles, PhD, Biostatistics


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