The CTSI KL2 Career Development Program welcomed two new scholars on July 1st. The program provides two years of support for new investigators interested in a career in clinical or translational research.
David Auerbach, PhD is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute. He will be working on a project titled, “Electrical Disturbances in the Brain and Heart in Long QT Syndrome: A Dangerous Synergy.” He takes a multidisciplinary, translational approach to investigating genetic ion channel diseases of the brain and heart. His mentor is Arthur Moss, MD.
Wei Chen, MD is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Nephrology. She will be working on a project titled, “Does Metabolic Acidosis Protect Against Arterial Calcification in Patients with CKD?” Her research focuses on identifying and correcting the risk factors that contribute to the high cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Her mentor is David Bushinsky, MD.