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ITHS Announces 2015 Cohort of TL1 Clinical Research Trainees

2015 TL1 Cohort Announced

ITHS Announces 2015 Cohort of TL1 Clinical Research Trainees

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences announced today the acceptance of 12 University of Washington students into its yearlong TL1 Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program. The TL1 program, which is available to UW pre-doctoral students across all health professions, provides a unique cohort-based training experience designed to create new leaders in clinical and translational research.

“The TL1 Program supports trainees in acquiring translational research skills and developing a deeper understanding of the research perspectives of other health science-related disciplines,” said Dr. Joie Whitney, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the UW School of Nursing and Co-Director of the ITHS TL1 program. “It prepares trainees for future roles using team science to solve important problems affecting human health.”

The 12 students who were accepted represent four of the six UW health sciences schools. These students, and their affiliations, are as follows.

NameUW SchoolDepartment
Claire RichardsNursingBiobehavioral Nursing
Brian ChapronPharmacyPharmaceutics
Savannah KerrPharmacyPharmaceutics
Catherine LockhartPharmacyPharmaceutics
Sarah Beth BarnettPublic HealthHealth Services
Laura BlanarPublic HealthHealth Services
Stephanie KovacsPublic HealthEpidemiology
Tara NessPublic HealthEpidemiology
Brianne RowanPublic HealthGlobal Health
Sharon BorjaSocial WorkSocial Welfare
Katherine QuernaSocial WorkSocial Welfare
Claire WilleySocial WorkSocial Welfare

The broad makeup of this cohort offers exciting shared learning opportunities, according to Dr. Whitney, who explained, “The incoming cohort of trainees will conduct research relevant to human health and spanning the translational research spectrum from gene therapy to analysis of the economic impact of depression in older adults. We are looking forward to the discussions that are possible because of the varied research and disciplinary perspectives represented.”

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About the ITHS TL1 Translational Research Training Program

The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community and provides Trainees with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams. The TL1 Program is open to applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds who meet the eligibility criteria.
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Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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