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Clinical Research Scholars
MU KL2 Clinical Research Scholars. From left: David Brogan, Urmeka Jefferson, Rachel Proffitt and Jonathan Mitchem

Newest MU KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Announced

Four MU faculty members have been admitted to the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) KL2 Career Development Awards Program as MU KL2 Clinical Research Scholars. These faculty members include:

  • Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L, an assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Professions
  • Urmeka Jefferson, PhD, RN, an assistant professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Jonathan Mitchem, MD, an assistant professor of surgery in the School of Medicine
  • David Brogan, MD, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the School of Medicine

The researchers received grants of up to $50,000 to help them become more successful multidisciplinary clinical investigators. Through the program, awardees receive instruction and mentorship to complement and inform their research activities. The awards began July 1, 2016.

MU is a partner in the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University. This joint initiative, co-funded by MU’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICATS), makes clinical and translational science pilot awards for MU researchers possible.


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