Junghee Jenny Shin, MD, PhD, assistant professor (Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology) in Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, has received a KL-2 award from The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI). Shin received the Scholar Award for her project, "Studying Alteration of T-cell Immune Response in the 17q12 Deletion Syndrome." Her mentorship committee consists of Insoo Kang, MD, Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, and Neil Romberg, MD, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The award will provide salary to support protected time for two years for Shin to conduct research, to prepare data for publication, to apply for grants, and to begin to establish an independent research program.
YCCI Scholar Awards fund junior faculty members who are committed to research careers focused on improving human health. The primary aim of the award is to prepare YCCI Scholars for successful independent research careers.
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