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KL2 Scholar Awards Announced

January 2, 2013

KL2 Scholar Awards Announced

The KL2 Career Development Program is a mentored career development award for junior faculty and research scientists working in the area of clinical and translational science. Over the last five years, seventeen scholars have won KL2 awards. The KL2 award gives researchers salary support to enable them to devote 75% of their time to a research project as well as funds for research materials.

Three more were announced in December, including:

Jeffrey Deiuliis, PhD
Current: Research Scientist, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, OSU
Education: BA Ohio Wesleyan University,  PhD OSU in human nutrition and molecular biology
Research Project: Insulin resistance in type-2 diabetes in obese patients.
Career Aim: Translational biomedical research in the area of molecular biology and nutritional aspects of insulin resistance.
Alison Norris, MD, PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, OSU
Education: MD and PhD from Yale University
Research Project: Sexual and reproductive health decisions from medical and epidemiological perspectives.
Career Aim: Research to improve women’s health.
Nahla Zaghloul, MD
Current: Assistant Professor- Clinical, Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Education: MD from Cairo University
Research Project: Prevention and therapy to reverse the process of cerebral inflammation and damage that leads to Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).
Career Aim: To improve the outcome of prematurely born infants.


Find out more about the KL2 Career Development Program

The projects described were supported by Award Number KL2 RR025754 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science of the National Institutes of Health. The K-award series sponsored by the NIH is named after Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, the first woman director of an NIH Institute, whose scientific accomplishments included polio vaccine development, and who was also a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce.

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