Posted Date:December 4, 2019
News and Congratulations
Congratulations to Danielle Novetsky-Friedman, MD, CTSC KL2 Scholar Alumnus, for being awarded the Clinician Scientist Development Grant funded by the American Cancer Society. With the help of this grant Dr. Novetsky-Friedman will be able to further her research on cardiometabolic disease after radiation in childhood cancer survivors which she began exploring when she was working with the CTSC.
As a KL2 Career Development Award Scholar from 2014-2016, Danielle investigated insulin sensitivity and diabetes risk within childhood cancer survivors. Her mentors included Kevin Oeffinger, MD, Professor of Population Health Sciences at MSKCC, Zoltan Antal, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Chaya Moskowitz, PhD, Associate Attending Biostatistician at MSKCC. Recently, she served as an expert evaluator on the CTSC’s thesis defense committee, where a student was presenting research on communicating cardiovascular risk to high risk cancer survivors. Dr. Novetsky-Friedman was able to lend her knowledge on pediatric cancer survivorship, as well as her information on her current research to help guide our student on her research.
The CTSC KL2 Career Development Core Program supports junior faculty and senior residents and fellows by providing salary support, protected time, advanced degree training, and practical skills necessary to conduct interdisciplinary Clinical Translational Investigation within a team research environment.