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Meet our KL2 Scholars

KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program

KL2 Scholars

2018 Cohort

Heather Feldner, MPT, PhD 
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Primary Mentors:
Katherine M. Steele, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
March 1, 2018
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2021 (projected)
Project Title:
Improving translational capacity in early powered mobility intervention: Investigating the socio-emotional impacts of modified ride-on car use by children with disabilities and their families
Heather Fedlner

Devon Hansen, MS, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Sleep and Performance Research Center

Primary Mentors:
Nathaniel Watson, MD, MS
Appointment Start Date:
March 1, 2018
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2021 (projected)
Project Title:
Naturalistic Monitoring and Treatment for Chronic Insomnia
Devon Grant

Laura Riolobos, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington, School of Medicine, Division of Oncology

Primary Mentors:
Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD
Appointment Start Date:
March 1, 2018
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2021 (projected)
Project Title:
Development of a Th1 multi-antigen vaccine for lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) prevention
Laura Riolobos
2017 Cohort

Elizabeth Duke, MD, MA
Senior Fellow
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Primary Mentors:
Joshua T. Schiffer, MD, MSc
Appointment Start Date:
June 1, 2017
Appointment End Date:
February 29, 2020 (projected)
Project Title:
Optimizing cytomegalovirus prevention and treatment strategies in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

Alec Smith, PhD
Senior Fellow
UW Department of of Bioengineering

Primary Mentors:
Deok-Ho Kim, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
June 1, 2017
Appointment End Date:
February 29, 2020 (projected)
Project Title:
Engineering mature human neuromuscular junctions for modeling Charcot Marie Tooth disease

Jennifer Villatte, PhD
Assistant Professor
UW Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Primary Mentors:
David Atkins, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
June 1, 2017
Appointment End Date:
February 29, 2020 (projected)
Project Title:
Automated Quality Assurance and Implementation Support for Behavioral Health Care
2016 Cohort

Nina de Lacy, MD, MBA
Acting Assistant Professor
UW Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Primary Mentors:
Vince Calhoun, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2016
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2019 (projected)
Project Title:
Innovative computational approaches to define subtypes, biomarkers and mechanisms in autism

Eri Nakatani-Webster, PhD
Research Associate
UW Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Primary Mentors:
Abhinav Nath, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2016
Appointment End Date:
November 9, 2017
Project Title:
Staphylococcus aureus biofilm regulation from a protein folding perspective: exploring amyloid disruption as a novel therapeutic strategy

Matthew B. Rivara, MD
Senior Fellow
UW Division of Nephrology

Primary Mentors:
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2016
Appointment End Date:
May 31, 2017
Project Title:
Symptom Assessment and Novel Biomarkers in Advanced Kidney Disease
2015 Cohort

Monica Campo-Patino, MD, MPH
Acting Instructor
UW Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Primary Mentors:
Thomas Hawn, MD, PhD; Kristina Crothers, MD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2015
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2017
Project Title:
Innate immune responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in the lung

Jonathan Kocarnik, PhD, MPH
Staff Scientist
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Primary Mentor:
Polly Newcomb, PhD, MPH
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2015
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2017
Project Title:
Translating incidental genetic findings into strategies for prevention and personalized medicine
2014 Cohort

Amanda Fretts, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
UW Department of Epidemiology

Primary Mentors:
David Siscovick, MD, MPH; Shirley Beresford, PhD, MSc, MA; Barbara Howard, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2014
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2018
Project Title:
Identifying effective interventions for lowering cardio-metabolic risk among American Indian (AI) communities
Amanda Fretts, PhD, MPH

Sharon Kwan, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
UW Department of Radiology

Primary Mentor:
Jeffrey Jarvik, MD, MPH
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2014
Appointment End Date:
May 31, 2017
Project Title:
Toward large-scale, clinically meaningful data from Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Comparative Effectiveness Research: Development of a Natural Language Processing data extraction tool for HCC staging
Sharon Kwan, MD

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
UW Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology;
Assistant Professor
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Primary Mentor:
K Scott Baker, MD, MS
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2014
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2018
Project Title:
Development of a psychosocial outcomes research program for adolescents and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and their families
Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS

Sasha Stanton, MD, PhD, MPH
Acting Instructor
UWMC, Division of Oncology

Primary Mentor:
Mary L (Nora) Disis, MD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2014
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2019 (projected)
Project Title:
Immunogenecity of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive breast cancer (IBC)
Sasha Stanton, MD, PhD
2013 Cohort

Peter Leary, MD, MS
Acting Instructor
UW Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Primary Mentor:
Catherine L. Hough, MD, MSc
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2013
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2017
Project Title:
The Seattle Right Ventricle Translational Science (Servetus) Study
Peter Leary, MD, MS

Megan Moore, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
UW School of Social Work

Primary Mentor:
Nancy Grote, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
February 1, 2013
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2017
Project Title:
Social Work Intervention for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (SWIFT): A Pilot Study
Megan Moore, PhD, MSW

Hannah Tully, MD, MFA
Acting Assistant Professor
UW Department of Neurology;
Affiliate
SCRI Center for Integrative Brain Research

Primary Mentors:
William B. Dobyns, MD; Sidney M. Gospe, Jr. MD, PhD
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2013
Appointment End Date:
February 28, 2018
Project Title:
Infantile hydrocephalus: physiologic causes and developmental consequences
Hannah Tully, MD, MFA
2012 Cohort

Raquel Capote, DMD, MSD, MPH
Acting Assistant Professor
UW Department of Orthodontics

Primary Mentor:
Gregory King, DMD, DMSc
Appointment Start Date:
July 1, 2012
Appointment End Date:
June 30, 2017
Project Title:
Development of an intraoral sensor
Raquel T. Capote, DMD, MSD

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