A paper written by members of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has been published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
The article, titled Visiting Scholars Program to Enhance Career Development among Early Career KL2 Investigators in Clinical and Translational Science: Implications from a Quality Improvement Assessment, highlights the benefits and successes of the CTSI Career Development Award (KL2) program. The article touches on what the program is, its history, and the application and selection processes.
The KL2 Visiting Scholars Program was created to provide early career scholars with the opportunity to advance their program of research, collaborate with several institutions, and expand professional networks. According to the article, 12 scholars have already completed the program, and six are scheduled to finish in 2021.
Sheri Robb, PhD, is the director of the CTSI KL2 Young Investigator Program, and is one of the authors of the paper. She says being published in a journal this large is a great accomplishment for both the Indiana CTSI and the Visiting Scholars Program.
“The Visiting Scholars Program has been very successful,” says Robb. “The publication allows us to share details about the programs so other CTSI hubs can replicate the program.”