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Meet TL1 Scholar, Jennifer Alexander

Meet TL1 Scholar, Jennifer Alexander

I am currently a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Marquette University and a student mentee in the CTSI Scientific Teams Advancing Research Translations (START) TL1 Mentored Translational Research Training Program.

Being a student mentee in the TL1 program has been invaluable, given my desire to have an impactful career that enhances understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders through clinical and translational research. The program has provided me with the opportunity to develop and follow a specialized training plan that will help prepare me for the career I desire.

Examples of the training that I am receiving as a result of the funding and protected time allotted by the TL1 program include training in MR technology via courses and focused mentorship, training in fMRI statistical analyses via attendance at the March 2018 NIH AFNI bootcamp, and professional development training via attendance at the April 2018 Association for Clinical and Translational conference.

These incredible training opportunities would not have been possible for me without the TL1 program.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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