Announced: Our 2021 KL2 Scholars!

Three scholars have been chosen to receive the 2021-2023 KL2 Mentored Career Development Award

March 22, 2021

2021-2023 KL2 RFA

The CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Award provides two years of support for early-career faculty from Wake Forest School of Medicine involved in translational research to expand their skills and competencies under the guidance of an experienced, multi-disciplinary mentoring team, within the context of a learning healthcare system and rapidly evolving academic research environment.


Congratulations to each of our 2021-2023 Awardees!

Samuel P. Carmichael II, MD

Samuel P. Carmichael II, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of General Surgery

Following completion of a general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky and an Acute Care Surgery fellowship at Wake Forest, Dr. Charmichael currently serves an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery.

"Anti-Fibrotic Therapies for Prevention of Abdominal Adhesions"

Project seeks to develop a preventative strategy for the development of scar (i.e adhesions) within the abdominal cavity following operation.

Michael Farris, MD

Michael K. Farris, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Farris is the lead of thoracic radiation oncology and co-director of the lung cancer disease oriented team at Wake Forest, with a research focus on improving radiation quality assurance and minimizing normal tissue toxicities. 

"Investigating Radiation Induced Bone Loss Following High Dose Thoracic Irradiation with Stereotactic Body Preventative Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Potential Preventative Strategies" 

This project is investigating a novel way of visualizing radiation induced bone loss after high dose lung irradiation to peripheral tumors, and potential strategies to prevent bone fractures with prophylactic bisphosphonates.
Giya Harry, MD, MPH, MSc

Onengiya Harry, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Rheumatology, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention

Dr. Harry is Assistant Professor in Pediatric Rheumatology with clinical and research expertise in treatment adherence, transition, and self-management in systemic autoimmune disorders, primarily, pediatric-onset lupus.

"Enhancing Self-Management in Adolescents with Lupus"

Project targets caregiver and individual factors to improve self-management, and ultimately health outcomes, in adolescents with lupus.

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