Predoctoral Students

SCTR TL1 (T32) Predoctoral Clinical & Translational Research Training Program

The SCTR TL1 is an NIH-funded mentored research training program for pre-doctoral students in PhD or dual-degree programs with a strong interest in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research. The program provides early exposure to clinical and translational research methodology through experiential training opportunities and an instructive curriculum, along with many professional development opportunities. Mentors and SCTR program staff guide trainees in developing, setting up, and conducting a federally funded research project and writing a competitive fellowship grant application.

Trainees in the TL1 program do not incur any extra time for completion of their graduation requirements and successfully complete their degree programs in the same amount of time as non-TL1 trainees.

TL1 Impact By the Numbers

43

Trainees

142

Publications

112

Honors and Grant Awards

7

F30/F31 NRSA Awards

 

Trainees devote 100% time and effort to research training and may not work outside of their research area during the appointment period. The TL1 program appoints 8 trainees for a period of one year with the option of a second year.

How do I apply for the TL1 program?
Step 1:
Obtain a Study ID for the proposed research in SPARCRequest (https://sparc.musc.edu), and

Step 2:
Submit the application and all required materials in InfoReady. No application materials should be uploaded in the SPARCRequest system.

For more detailed information on how to apply, including the information that needs to be included with the application, please review the following documents:
Request for Applications (RFA) (PDF)
Application FAQs (PDF)
Step-by-Step Application Instructions (PDF)

RFA Release Date: March 2, 2020
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.
Notification: July 2020
Appointment Term: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021

Application link - https://musc.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1808819

The program will be holding an informative Lunch & Learn about the program and application process on March 26. Please visit the Lunch & Learn webpage for more information and to register. https://research.musc.edu/resources/sctr/education/lunch-and-learns

Daniel Baer

Daniel Baer
Education: University of South Carolina, BS, 2015
Research Project: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease: Progression in Brain Function and Etiological Links
Mentor: Andrew Lawson, Ph.D.

Alyson Black

Alyson Black
Education: Lynchburg College, BS, 2016
Research Project: High-Throughput Glycoprotein Biomarker Discovery by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Antibody Arrays for Serum Biomarkers of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Mentor: Anand Mehta, Ph.D.

Bonthius

Daniel Bonthius
Education: Wartburg College, BA, 2015
Research Project: Analysis of the Rib Construct for Treatment of Early Onset Spinal Deformity with Hyperkyphosis
Mentor: Hai Yao, Ph.D.

Couch

Christine Couch
Education: University of South Carolina, BS, 2011
Georgia State University, MS, 2014
Research Project: Effect of Age and Smoking on Outcomes after Stroke and Anti-inflammatory Therapies
Mentor: Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Delgaizo

John Delgaizo
Education: Cornell University, BS, 2008
Waseda University, MS, 2011
Research Project: Preventing Surgical Errors before They Occur, Steps Toward an Automated Alert System
Mentor: Alexander Alekseyenko, Ph.D.

Karam

Joseph Karam
Education: College of Charleston, BS, 2014
Medical University of South Carolina, MS, 2016
Research Project: Characterizing hnRNP E1s Function in Genome Stability and DNA Transactions at Cancer Gene Promoters
Mentor: Philip Howe, Ph.D.

McQuiston

Alexander McQuiston
Education: Kenyon College, BA, 2016
Research Project: Complement Driven Autoreactive Antibodies in Lung Transplantation
Mentor: Carl Atkinson, Ph.D.

Oles

Alexander Oles
Education: Kenyon College, BA, 2016
Research Project: Elucidating Components of Novel MyoD Co-repressor Complex on Stemness Genes
Mentor: Denis Guttridge, Ph.D.

Vatinno

Amanda Vatinno
Education: Elmhurst College, BA, 2014
Rush University, MS, 2017
Research Project: Prognostic Utility of EEG in Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Motor Recovery
Mentor: Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.

Past Trainees (PDF)

 

Leadership

Diana Lee-Chavarria 

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA

Workforce Training and Development Manager
843-792-8205 leeachar@musc.edu

Contact

Kristen Briggman

Kristen Briggman
TL1 Program Coordinator
843-792-8446
burgstei@musc.edu