Aimon Iftikhar, graduate student researcher in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh and in the laboratory of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Bryan Brown, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering with a secondary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, has been accepted for appointment as a Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Fellowship TL1 program. Ms. Iftikhar began her initial 12-month project period on October 1, 2016.
The TL1 CTS Fellowship is offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). It provides rigorous translational research training to qualified pre- and post-doctoral students who are able to effectively create innovative ways to advance research from the initial discovery through improved patient outcomes and health policy. The overarching goal of this program is to speed the translation of discoveries and improve the efficiency with which these discoveries are implemented in practice.
Congratulations, Ms. Iftikhar!