K12 Career Development Program

The K12 Career Development Program provides a structured mentored scholars training program that charts a path to research independence for early stage clinical / translational researchers.

The CTSI K Program was previously known as the Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program Award (KL2) during fiscal years 2019-2023. View previous KL2 graduates and scholars.



The Connection for Research Career Enhancement is a professional network of K and K-like scholars created to advance the research careers of early stage investigators through information exchange, networking, group learning, and mentorship.

Program Administrator

Patricia Avissar
Director, Research Support
Phone: 305-243-5085
Email: [email protected]


Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.
Multi-PI & Co-Director

Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D.
Multi-PI & Co-Director