03 Jun Meet Dr. Amy Moskop, START TL1 Mentee
I joined the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship program at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in July 2017. My fellowship training involves both clinical experiences of caring for hematology and oncology and marrow transplant patients as well as learning the fundamentals of research to be used in practice after fellowship. I graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2010 and completed my pediatric residency at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in 2014. I am now completing my second of three years of the fellowship program.
In addition to my clinical duties as a pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation fellow, I was awarded a position as a mentee in the CTSI Scientific Teams Advancing Research Translations (START) TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program. This position has augmented my training in clinical research which is the focus of my final two years of fellowship. I work directly with my research mentor, Dr. Julie Panepinto, on my main research which is focused on understanding the factors that contribute to better outcomes for Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer.
The TL1 program has provided crucial support for my education in clinical research which includes the Masters of Science degree program in Clinical and Translational Science and a certificate program in Team Science provided through Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The TL1 program emphasizes career development and has allowed for my participation in various regional and national conferences. My AYA research project was accepted as a poster where I subsequently presented the research at the CTSI Midwest Regional Research Forum (MRRF) in November 2018 and at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual Translational Science meeting in March 2019.
The opportunities for mentoring, collaboration and networking through the CTSI TL1 Scholar program has been invaluable in my training in clinical research.