Recipients of the CTSI TL1 2013 Predoctoral Training Awards
The CTSI Education and Training Internal Advisory Panel (ETIAC) and the Penn State CTSI Executive Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the CTSI TL1 Predoctoral Training Awards. From among the strong applications submitted, five awardees were selected. Applications were initially reviewed by the ETIAC using NIH scoring criteria. The top tier of applications was then submitted to the CTSI Executive Committee for a secondary review based on both merit and programmatic considerations.
We congratulate the following students as they join our second cohort of CTSI TL1 scholars:
Emily Finch, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, UP campus. “Endogenous production of cytopentenone delta-12 prostaglandin J3 (Δ12-PGJ3) in humans given omega-3 fish oil supplementation and its role in targeting leukemic stem cells for apoptosis” Mentor: Sandeep Prabhu
Michelle Martin, Biobehavioral Health, UP campus. “Investigation of children as health brokers and their psychological responses in the development of obesity among Latino immigrant families” Mentor: Lori Francis
The TL1 program is designed to extend students’ knowledge beyond their primary area of study to include practicums, course work, mentorship and research that foster a greater understanding and practice of patient-oriented, epidemiological, behavioral, outcomes and health services research that transitions scientific findings from the laboratory to the clinical setting to best practices in the community. Trainees will be funded for a 12-month period.
Penn State’s TL1 Predoctoral Awards and Clinical and Translational Science Institute are funded by awards TL1TR000125 and NS060722 from the National Institutes of Health.