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Wei Wang, MD, PhD
Based on the CTSI-funded mapping work, Wang received a critical KL2 Mentored Research Investigator Training Award in 2010. Naming Boninger and Schwartz as his senior mentors, the grant enabled Wang to take the lead on a new clinical trial combining the mapping data from his pilot work with the ECoG technology, already in clinical use with epilepsy patients, and put the device into a paralyzed patient.
Read more about their work here.
The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is a multidisciplinary career development program that is supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) through the KL2 mechanism. The program prepares scientists from a broad range of disciplines, specialties, and subspecialties for independent careers in clinical or translational research. It brings together the collaborative efforts of the University of Pittsburgh schools of the health sciences (the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Public Health, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy), the many multidisciplinary research centers at the University, and the extensive clinical entities that comprise the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
The CRSP scholars engage in diverse types of multidisciplinary clinical research, including large and small clinical trials, patient-oriented research, epidemiologic studies, health services research, and translational research. Every scholar has the opportunity to pursue educational offerings pertaining to research ethics and regulations, best practices in clinical research, work in multidisciplinary teams, and management and leadership skills. Mentoring is an integral component of the CRSP and is provided by a team of highly experienced, federally funded senior investigators.
"I've learned a LOT! I am sure without the KL2 training my applications would not have been as competitive."
News and Information
- We are now accepting applications for the CRSP. Click here for important information. Application deadline is 4:00 PM on March 3rd, 2014.
- KL2 alumni Scholar, Shaun Eack is passionate about cognitive enhancement training, which has helped autistic people improve social skills and reduce rigid patterns of thinking. Read more about his approach in this Post-Gazette article.
- Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology was recently interviewed by the HuffPostLive on 10/1/2013 about the government shutdown. She was also quoted in a recent HuffPost article. Congratulations Ellen!
- Congratulations to our alums, Steve Little and Shaun Eack! Steve Little won the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Shaun Eack won the Distinguished Research Award as a Junior Scholar. Read more here.