11 Dec Meet CTSI TL1 Scholar, Alexandria Colburn
Being a CTSI TL1 scholar has been a unique and valuable experience which has cultivated my development as a translational researcher.
As a third-year doctoral student in Marquette University’s Clinical Psychology program, I am responsible for graduate coursework, clinical practicum, managing a research lab, working as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses, and contributing to scholarly research.
My research has been one of the many important balls in the air, so to speak. Being a TL1 scholar has allowed me to focus my time and resources on my research in a way that I hadn’t yet been able to, while fostering my growth as a clinical translational scientist.
This opportunity has empowered me to delve deeper into my research, examining sources of stress and resilience in Black women in Milwaukee, with a focus on policy change and community programming. It has also enabled me to have conversations with scholars from other disciplines regarding translational research and factors important to research conduct.