08 May CTSI Honors Awards Recipients
On Tuesday, May 1st CTSI hosted a reception in honor of our 2012 Pilot Award and Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) recipients. About 100 guests and honorees gathered at MCW in recognition of the hard work and dedication of these aspiring investigators. The program began with a warm welcome from Reza Shaker, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and CTSI Director, followed by keynotes from Joseph Kerschner, MD, Dean and Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin and Allen Cowley, Jr, PhD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin. Remarks were also given by Jay Baine, JD, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Institute and Ted Kotchen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, who spoke about the KL2 Program.
The CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program has been designed to advocate, facilitate and foster the continuum of research from bench to bedside, and from bedside to community practice. Support for the Pilot Award program comes from advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC) and the John and Jeanne Byrnes CTSI Award. The pilot awards are intended to stimulate inter- and trans-disciplinary clinical and translational research among the CTSI partner institutions.
The CTSI Mentored Career Development Award Program provides mentored training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators. The program provides 75% protected time (up to $140,000 – including salary and fringe benefits) and up to $25,000 in research support per year for up to three years of supervised career development activities and mentored clinical and translational research. The funding for this program is provided by a grant from Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin.