Duke Scholars Present at CTSA KL2 Virtual Symposium

The 8th annual Duke CTSA KL2 symposium was held on Tuesday, June 14.  A virtual event since 2020, the symposium features presentations from the graduating KL2 scholars and congratulations and personal thoughts about each scholar from the primary mentors. This year, four KL2 scholars are exiting the program after successfully completing the program: 


Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Primary Mentor: John Bartlett, MD

Presentation Title: “An ounce of prevention: Developing proactive strategies to mitigate parental vaccine hesitancy”


Amanda Eudy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Primary Mentor: Megan Clowse, MD, MPH

Presentation Title: “Type 1 & 2 SLE: A new model of care for systemic lupus erythematosus”


Kevin Southerland, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Primary Mentor: Christopher Kontos, MD

Presentation Title: “Dynamic Transcriptional Responses of Macrophages in the Ischemic Limb”


Sarahn Wheeler, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Primary Mentor: Geeta Swamy, MD

Presentation Title: “INCORPorATe IP3:  EngagINg the COmmunity to Reduce Preterm Birth via Adherence to an Individualized Prematurity Prevention Plan

The symposium concluded with a career development presentation, “Negotiating with Confidence,” from Casey Thomson, JD, Clinical Professor of Law. Several scholars from the CTSI Community of Scholars joined for this interesting and interactive presentation. 

For additional information on the KL2, please visit the website: https://ctsi.duke.edu/career-development/duke-ctsa-kl2