CTSI KL2 Scholars

Current KL2 Scholars

Vankee Lin


Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, RN

Project: “ Role of Vision-based Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive and Functional Decline in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment”

Dr. Lin is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on preventing cognitive decline in groups at risk for dementia and promoting successful cognitive aging by delivering neuroplasticity-based behavioral interventions. For her KL2 project, she proposes a randomized controlled trial to establish the preliminary efficacy of comparing two types of neuroplasticity-based cognitive training programs to prevent cognitive and functional decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment, a group at high risk for dementia. Click here to view her faculty profile.

Xiuxin Liu


Xiuxin Liu, DDS, PhD

Project: “ ATP signaling and dental orofacial pain

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dentistry/Eastman Institute for Oral Health. His research activities mainly focus on glia-neuronal interaction and its implication in developmental and clinical disorders. He concerns the neuropathological related oral health problems. He is especially interested in the pathogenesis and management of dental orofacial pain, and the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. For his KL2 project, he will examine the role of intercellular ATP signaling in dentin sensitivity and orofacial hyperalgesia. Click here to view his faculty profile.

Past CTSI KL2 Scholars

David Adler, MD, MPH
Project: "Post-Vaccination HPV Genotype Distribution Among HIV-infected and HIV-unifected Young Women in South Africa"
Dr. Adler was funded by the KL2 program from 2009-2010 . Click here for his faculty profile.

Robert Block, MD, MPH, FACP
Project: “The Role of Fatty Acids and their Metabolites in the Pathophysiology of Sudden Cardiac Death”
Dr. Block was funded by the KL2 program from 2007-2010. Click here for his CTSI profile.

Michelle Burack, MD, PhD
Project: “Dissociating effects of Parkinson disease therapies on motor and nonmotor elements of action control”
Dr. Burack was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here for her CTSI profile.

Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH
Project: "The Effect of a Primary Care Clinician Communication Intervention linked to a Community Based Exercise Program"
Dr. Carroll was funded by the KL2 program in 2008. Click here for her faculty profile.

Wendi Cross, PhD
Project: "Building Knowledge and Skills in Prevention Implementers"
Dr. Cross was funded by the KL2 program in 2007. Click here for her faculty profile.

E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA
Project: “Identify Means to Improve the Productivity of Biomedical Research”
Dr. Dorsey was funded by the KL2 program from 2007-2009. He is currently a Associate Professor of Neurology at John's Hopkins University. Click here for his profile.

Roman Eliseev, MD, PhD
Project: "Validating NF-κB and Runx2 pathways as molecular targets in Osteosarcoma and evaluating the therapeutic potential of an approved proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib /velcade, in Osteosarcoma"
Dr. Eliseev was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here to view his faculty profile.

Barbara Gracious, MD
Project:" Bone Mineral Density in Young Bipolar Women Randomized to Valproate vs. Lithium"
Dr. Gracious was funded by the KL2 program from 2007-2010. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at Nationwide Children's. Click here for her profile.

Susan Groth, PhD, RNC, NP
Project: "Clarification of the Gene Environment Interaction of the GNB3 Gene and Establishing a foundation for Genetic –Based Behavioral Intervention Research"
Dr. Groth was funded by the KL2 program from 2008-2009. Click here for her faculty profile.

Mireya Gonzalez-Begné, DDS, MS, PhD
Project: "Identification of salivary and salivary gland-cell-surface biomarkers in patients with early-stage primary Sjögren’s syndrome"
Ms Gonzalez-Begne was funded by the KL2 program from 2009-2012. Click here to view Dr. Gonzalez-Begné's profile.

Chad Heatwole, MD
Project: “The Development and Use of a Disease-Specific Instrument for Myotonic Dystrophy”
Dr. Heatwole was funded by the KL2 program from 2007-2008. Click here for his faculty profile.

Holly Hindman, MD
Project: "Wound Healing Responses and Myofiloblast Activity Following Endothelial Keratoplasty when modified by using Anti TFG-B Therapies"
Dr. Hindman was funded by the KL2 program from 2008-2009. Click here for her faculty profile.

Leesha Hoilette, MD, MS
Project: "Community Health Centers as Patient-Centered Medical Homes"
Dr. Hoilette was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here for her faculty profile.

Margaret Holland, PhD, MPH
Project: "Patterns and predictors of adherence to recommended visit schedules in a nurse home visiting program"
Dr. Holland was funded by the KL2 program from 2012-2013.

Robert Matthew Kottmann, MD
Project: "Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligands and Pulmonary Fibrosis"
Dr. Kottmann was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here for his faculty profile.

Michael McKee, MD, MPH
Project: "Health Literacy among Deaf ASL Users and Cardiovascular Health Risk"
Dr. McKee was funded by the KL2 program in 2010. Click here for his faculty profile.

Supriya Mohile, MD, MS
Project: “Vulnerable Elders with Cancer: Patterns of Care and Comprehensive Outcomes”
Dr. Mohile was funded by the KL2 program from 2009-2011. Click here for her faculty profile.

Luke Peppone, PhD
Project: "Evaluating the efficacy of weekly high-dose calcitriol therapy, and an individually-tailored home-based weight-bearing physical activity program in improving bone metabolism among hormone-receptor positive non-metastatic breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant hormonal therapy"
Dr. Peppone was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here to view his faculty profile.

Anthony Pisani, PhD
Project: "Help-seeking among suicidal adolescents: Testing the role of emotion regulation and connectedness with parents"
Dr. Pisani was funded by the KL2 program from 2011-2013. Click here to view his faculty profile.

Julie Ryan, PhD
Project: "Curcumin Intervention and Biological Analysis of Radiation Dermatitis"
Dr. Ryan was funded by the KL2 program from 2008-2009. Click here for her faculty profile.

Krupa Shah, MD, MPH
Project: "Preventing Functional Decline in HIV-infected Older Adults with Central Obesity"
Dr. Shah was funded by the KL2 program from 2012-2013. Click here for her faculty profile.

Marc Swogger, PhD
Project: "The Impact of Psychopathic Traits on a Cocaine Use Intervention for Offenders"
Dr. Swogger was funded by the KL2 program from 2009-2010. Click here for his faculty profile.

Wakenda Tyler, MD, MPH
Project: "Role of Angiopoietin-2 in the pathogenesis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to bone: Implications for therapeutic intervention"
Dr. Tyler was funded by the KL2 program from 2010-2012. Click here for her faculty profile.

Kimberly Van Orden, PhD
Project: "The role of social connectedness in the etiology and prevention of late-life suicide"
Dr. Van Orden was funded by the KL2 program from 2012-2013. Click here for her faculty profile.

Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD
Project: "Phagocyte Receptors in the Host Response to Candida"
Dr. Wellington was funded by the KL2 program from 2007-2011. Click here for her faculty profile.

 

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