Douglas Vanderbilt, MD (USC LEND/UCEDD) Receives a KL2 Mentored Career Research Development Award

September 19, 2011

Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, CA-LEND Director at the USC UCEDD has received a KL2 Mentored Career Research Development award from the Center for Education, Training and Career Development (CETCD) under the Los Angeles Basin Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), USC Keck School of Medicine. Through this experience Dr. Vanderbilt will provide clinical translational research skills training in the CA-LEND Program. The three-year awards are given to individuals who are in the early stage of their academic career. The CTSI received a $56.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2009 to accelerate the pace at which research discoveries are translated into clinical practice. The program provides advanced multi-disciplinary, team-based clinical and translational research education to a select group of Scholars. These Scholars will acquire the advanced scientific competencies necessary to perform clinical and translational research, including research related to health problems in diverse populations.