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Meet the 2022 Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Program (KL2) Scholars

The Clinical Research Scholar Program (KL2) is a three-year Career Development Award for fulltime JHU faculty focused on clinical and translational research training and career development.

Each scholar receives salary, research funds, and tuition support. Funding for the Clinical Research Scholars Program is provided by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) through a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) administered by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

2022 Scholars

Brianna Aoyama

Brianna Aoyama, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Pulmonary

Project Title: Role of Somatic Growth in Clinical Outcomes in bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Primary Mentor: J. Michael Collaco, MD, MS, MBA, MPH, PhD

Richard Alexander Harbison, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Project Title: Leveraging tumor metabolism to enhance anti-tumor immunity

Primary Mentor: Erika Pearce, PhD

Jessica LaRosa, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Project Title: Optimizing the Safety of Acute Physical Rehabilitation for Critically Ill Children

Primary Mentor: Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD

Anum Minhas, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Coronary and peripheral endothelial function in preeclampsia

Primary Mentor: Allison Hays, MD

Christopher Morrow, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry

Project Title: The neurobiology of neuropsychiatric symptoms in genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia: epidemiological and neuroimaging methods

Primary Mentor: Chiadi Onyike, MD, MHS

Yinin Hu, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of General and Oncologic Surgery
University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Project Title: Quality of Life and Utility in Thyroid Cancer

Primary Mentor: C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

KL2_2022_Sarah Sunshine

Sarah B. Sunshine, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Project Title: Identifying novel treatment targets and biomarkers for ocular surface disease in patients with ocular Graft vs Host Disease (oGVHD) a Biobank study