Scholars receive Spectrum clinical research training awards

Ten Stanford scholars have been accepted into programs designed to advance their careers as clinical and translational researchers.

Clockwise from left: TL1 scholar Patrick Sullivan; KL2 scholars Sidhartha Sinha and Joshua Mooney; program advisers Steven Asch, Steven Goodman and Rita Popat; TL1 scholars Christine Nguyen and Colleen Craig; and KL2 scholar Mary-Beth Percival.

Kris Newby

Ten junior faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and medical students have been selected to participate in one of two National Institutes of Health-funded programs designed to advance their careers as clinical and translational researchers.

University-wide, these two programs are administered by Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education. Both programs provide promising young scholars with financial support, training and mentoring to help them initiate research that accelerates the translation of medical discoveries into better health.

KL2 program

Five scholars will join the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program, which provides financial support and advanced training in clinical and translational research in health-related fields. The new KL2 program participants are:

  • Rita Hamad, MD, family medicine
  • Rebecca McKenzie, MD, pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Joshua Mooney, MD, pulmonary and critical care
  • Mary-Beth Percival, MD, hematology-oncology
  • Sidhartha Sinha, MD, gastroenterology and hepatology

TL1 program

Another five have been accepted into the TL1 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training Program, which provides partial tuition and stipend support for a year of full-time instruction in research methods or protected time for research. The new TL1 program participants are:

  • Colleen Craig, MD, endocrinology
  • Christine Nguyen, medical student
  • Andrew South, MD, pediatric nephrology
  • Patrick Sullivan, medical student
  • John Openshaw, MD, infectious disease

Both programs are funded by an institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.

Information on these programs is available on the Spectrum website. For more information, contact Anandi Krishnan, PhD, at, or program director Steven Goodman, MD, PhD, MHS, associate dean of clinical and translational research, at

Applications for the next round of awards will be available in October and due in February 2015.

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