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Dr. Edward Moreira Bahnson, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Cell Biology & Physiology, was selected as a CTSA KL2 scholar. Dr. Bahnson received the KL2 award to develop a system of “Cell-Mediated Targeted Redox Intervention for the Prevention of Restenosis in the Injured Vasculature.” The award is renewed annually for a maximum of 3 years. The KL2 grant will support part of the scholar’s research time and provide research funds to conduct the funded project designed to provide preliminary data for the next grant submission.

Under the leadership of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, from the NIH, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program supports a national network of about 60 medical research institutions that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. NCTraCS is one of the CTSA institutes nation-wide. The CTSA KL2 Mentored Clinical/Translational Research Scholar awards are aimed to train and develop junior investigators to conduct interdisciplinary translational research. These investigators will become the next generation of successful clinical/translational researchers who will lead and/or participate in the research teams of the future, gaining valuable skills through a combination of didactic training, access to expert faculty and financial support.

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