TL1 Training Program Alum Awarded T32 Postdoc Fellowship
CUIMC researcher Angeliki Pollatou, PhD, has been awarded a T32 postdoc fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Pollatou will continue her work in prenatal-neonatal brain clinical research.
Pollatou was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and recently completed her participation in the Irving Institute’s TL1 postdoctoral training program.
The TL1 Training Programs are designed to provide trainees with the additional research training needed to prepare for a career in precision medicine.
Pollatou credits the program with helping her develop the skills and experience to advance in her new research path. “While in the TL1 program, I published four papers—one as first author—and wrote an additional 3 that are already submitted,” says Pollatou. “I was able to present my work in conferences, earn an award, and had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of scientists.”
The TL1 Training Programs reflect the Irving Institute’s commitment to training the next generation of students, fellows, and faculty within multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary team environments across all areas of clinical and translational research. Part of the Irving Institute’s educational resource TRANSFORM (TRaining And Nurturing Scholars FOr Research that is Multidisciplinary), programs like the TL1 aim to encourage, empower, and prepare the next generation of clinical and translational researchers.
Hundreds of students, fellows, and faculty like Pollatou have benefited from the unique opportunities these training and career development programs offer—and from the personal support of their program’s faculty and mentors. “The most important thing for me was the support and the kindness from everyone in the program,” notes Pollatou. “My interactions with each and every one of them have always made me feel that the program really cares for its trainees and their success.”