The CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Award provides two years of support for early-career faculty from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health 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 2023-2025 Awardees!
Mohsen Bahrami, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Dr. Bahrami is an Assistant Professor of Radiology whose main research focus is on developing novel fusions of statistical and machine learning tools with network science to study the complex impacts of brain disorders.
"Cerebral Small Vessel Disease and Brain Networks: Defining Resilience and Global Disruption"
The vascular contributions to cognitive dysfunction and decline are seen as key modifiable risk factors; however, the extent to which vascular lesions in the brain impact global integrity of brain networks are still unclear. This KL2 Award aims to address this important gap.
Thomas Lycan, Jr., DO, MHS
Morgan Walls, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Dr. Walls is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics whose main research focus is on reducing health disparities for children with developmental and behavioral disabilities and disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.
"Developing a Primary Care Intervention to Improve Family-Centered, Culturally Sensitive Care for Black Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"This KL2 project will examine the unmet needs, barriers, and facilitators related to care consistent with a patient-centered medical home for Black children with autism spectrum disorder.
For questions about the KL2 Mentored Career Development Award, please contact us at CTSIEducation@wakehealth.edu
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