28 May Celebrating the 2014 Pilot and KL2 Awards
On Tuesday, May 27th the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) celebrated the 2014 Pilot & Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants as well as the Mentored Career Development (KL2) Awards. Hosted by Dr. Reza Shaker, MD, Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, the evening opened with remarks from Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean and Executive Vice-President of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Special guests, Theodore Kotchen, MD, and Allison Hyngstrom, PT, PhD (a former Pilot and KL2 awardee) shared words of inspiration for the new research award recipients and the important work ahead of them.
Thirteen Pilot projects were awarded at this year’s event. The Pilot Award promotes inter- and trans-disciplinary research team work within and among CTSI partner institutions. Additionally, four Mentored Career Development (KL2) Awards were also granted this year. The KL2 Award program is intended to nurture and train junior faculty who are seeking careers as independently funded research scientists. Congratulations to all.