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Scholars receive clinical research training awards

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

Eleven young 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.

Universitywide, 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 senior fellows and junior faculty in health-related professions with financial support and advanced training in clinical and translational research. The new KL2 program participants are:

·      Tessa Andermann, MD, MPH, infectious diseases

·      Matthew Baker, MD, immunology and rheumatology

·      Allison Kwong, MD, gastroenterology and hepatology

·      Adam Miner, PsyD, internal medicine

·      Lindsay Sceats, MD, resident, surgery

TL1 program

Another six have been accepted into the TL1 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training Program, which provides participants with 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:

·      Brian Boursiquot, student, biomedical engineering and medicine

·      Andrew Chang, MD, instructor, general medical disciplines

·      Jack Ching, PhD student, health research and policy

·      Nathan Itoga, MD, resident, vascular surgery

·      Sheldon Leong, MD, fellow, nephrology

·      Benjamin Lerman, medical student

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 at    

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