Mentored Career Development Award (K12/KL2)

Past Awards

CCTSI K12 (KL2) Research Scholar Awardees receive up to three years of Mentored Career Development funding and training in clinical translational research. These positions are funded by a NIH/NCATS K12 (KL2) Career Development grant to the CCTSI. Institutional support from Children’s Hospital Colorado provides funding to support two K12-like career development awards. The Children's Hospital funded scholars are notated(*), funding was from KL2 grants until K12 began in 2023.

Awardee NameDepartmentStart DateEnd DateMentors
*Institutionally funded career development training award. This CDA is not funded by the KL2/K12 grant
Meghan Althoff, MD, PhDMedicine/Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine12/01/2023CurrentFernando Holguin, MD and Sunita Sharma, MD
Aubrey Armento, MDPediatrics/Sports Medicine12/01/2023CurrentWendy Kohrt, PhD and Christine Swanson, MD
Jose Diaz-Miron, MD*Pediatrics/Surgery12/01/2023CurrentTell Bennett, MD and Lisa DeCamp, MD
Katherine Kissler, PhDResearch, Maternal Child Health12/01/2023CurrentTeri Hernandez, PhD and K. Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD
Christy Niemeyer, PhDNeurology12/01/2023CurrentKimberley Bruce, PhD and Maria Nagel, MD
Erin Englund, PhDRadiology11/1/2021CurrentJane Reusch, MD and Alex Barker, PhD
Jillian Cotter, MD, MSCS*Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine12/1/2021CurrentSamuel Dominguez, MD, PhD and Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD
Demetria McNeal, PhD (Special KL2 Supplement Award)Physician and Patient Surveys about Peripheral Artery Disease: Perspectives on Disease Awareness, Treatment, and Communication in the Clinical Setting06/4/20214/30/2023Pamela Peterson, MD and Stacie Daugherty, MD
Silvania da Silva Teixeira, PhDPediatrics/Nutrition Section, Division of Endocrinology, and Diabetes04/1/2021CurrentDarleen Sandoval, PhD and Rebecca Scalzo, PhD
Marisa Stahl, MD (Special KL2 Supplement Award)Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition7/22/20204/30/2023Joaquin Espinosa, PhD, Ron Sokol, MD, Edwin Liu, MD, and Jill Norris, PhD
Wei Perng, PhD, MPHEpidemiology2/1/20201/31/2023Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD and Deborah Glueck, PhD
Bradley Haverkos, MD, MPHMedicine/Hematology12/1/201911/30/2022Eduardo Davila, PhD and Craig Jordan, PhD

Caroline Hall, MD, PhD*

Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition12/1/201911/30/2022Sean Colgan, PhD and Edwin de Zoeten, MD,PhD

Anastacia Garcia, PhD*

Pediatrics/Cardiology12/15/20198/31/2021Shelley Miyamoto, MD and Carmen Sucharov, PhD
Michelle H. Leppert, MDNeurology/Neurohospitalist-Stroke12/1/20192/28/2023P. Michael Ho, MD, PhD and Cathy Bradley, PhD
Elizabeth Thomas, MDMedicine/Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes1/1/201912/31/2021Marc Cornier, MD and Vicki Catenacci, MD
Kimberley Bruce, PhDMedicine/Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes11/1/201810/31/2021Robert Eckel, MD and Wendy Macklin, PhD

Amy G. Feldman, MD MSCS*

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition11/1/20187/31/2019Ronald J. Sokol, MD and Allison Kempe, MD
Vanessa Sherk, PhDMedicine/Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes12/1/201711/30/2020Paul MacLean, PhD and Philip Zeitler, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Wellberg, PhDPathology12/1/20171/31/2020Paul MacLean, PhD and Peter Kabos, MD
Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhDMedicine/Medical Oncology2/1/20177/31/2019Virginia Borges, MD and Peter Kabos, MD
Yael Aschner, MDMedicine/Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine12/1/20167/31/2019Gregory Downey, MD and Ellen Burnham, MD

Nicholas G. Cost, MD*

Department of Surgery, Divisions of Urology and Pediatric Urology12/1/201611/30/2019Duncan T. Wilcox, MD and Anna Malykhina, PhD

James A. Feinstein, MD MPH*

Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics12/1/20167/31/2017Allison Kempe, MD, MPH and Robert J. Valuck, PhD
Mehdi Fini, MDDepartment of Medicine/Pulmonary10/1/20149/30/2017Kurt Stenmark, MD and Richard Johnson, MD
Brian Berman, MDDepartment of Medicine/Neurology10/1/20149/30/2017Jason Tregellas, PhD and Maureen Leehey, MD
Mark Jeong, MDDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology10/1/20149/30/2017Peter Buttrick, MD and Timothy McKinsey, PhD
Traci Lyons, PhDMedicine/Medical Oncology2/1/20141/31/2017Pepper Schedin, PhD and Virgina Borges, MD, MMSc

Todd Hankinson, MD, MBA*

Pediatric Neurosurgery12/1/201311/30/2016Lia Gore, MD and Nicholas Foreman, MB, ChB
Roberta Capp, MD, MHSEmergency Medicine12/1/20137/30/2016David West, PhD and Adit Ginde, MD, MPH

Emily DeBoer, MD*

Medicine/Pediatric Pulmonary12/1/201311/30/2016Robin Deterding, MD and David Lynch, MD
Amy Huebschmann, MDGeneral Internal Medicine10/1/20119/25/2014Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD and Andrea Dunn, PhD
Shaodong Dai, PhDImmunology10/1/20114/30/2014Andrew Fontenot, MD and John Kappler, PhD
Magdalena Gorska, MD, PhDAllergy and Clinical Immunology10/1/20119/30/2014Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD and Richard Martin, MD

Sophie Fillon, PhD*

Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition9/1/20108/31/2013Glenn T. Furuta, MD and Norman Pace, PhD
Benzi Kluger, MD, MSGeneral Internal Medicine9/1/20108/31/2013Donald Rojas, PhD and Maureen Leehey, MD

Katherine Lee, PhD*

Pediatrics/ Infectious Diseases9/1/20108/31/2013Myron Levin, MD and Wenbo Zhou, PhD
David Nichols, MDPediatrics, Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology9/1/20108/31/2013Carl White, MD and Jerry Nick, MD
Karin Hoth, PhDPsychosocial Medicine7/1/20096/30/2010Fred Wamboldt, MD and James Crapo, MD

Timothy J. Bernard, MD, MPH*

Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Neurology1/1/200912/31/2011Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD and Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD

Wei Tan, PhD*

Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioengineering1/1/200912/31/2011Robin Shandas, PhD and Kurt Stenmark, MD
Adit A. Ginde, MD, MPHSurgery, Division of Emergency Medicine10/1/20089/30/2011E. Rand Sutherland, MD, MPH and Richard J. Martin, MD
Katrina S. Maluf, PT, PhDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Division of Physical Therapy10/1/20087/31/2010Wendy Kohrt, PhD and Robert Spencer, PhD
Shama Ahmad, PhDPediatrics, Pulmonary Division10/1/20089/30/2011Carl W. White, MD and Susan D. Reynolds, PhD
Nichole E. Carlson, PhDBiostatistics and Informatics10/1/20089/30/2011Wendy Kohrt, PhD and Gary Grunwald, PhD
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