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  • For dates and more information about upcoming K-Club events, please visit www.pedsresearch.org/calendar. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Barbara Kilbourne at Barbara.kilbourne@choa.org or call 404-712-8356.

The K-Club is an educational forum which provides support and advice to young investigators on obtaining career development awards. Researchers, junior faculty, and fellows interested in academic research careers should attend.

K-Club meets monthly and provides lunch. RSVP is required. K-Club is sponsored by the Emory+Children's Pediatric Research Center, ACTSI, and Emory University Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine.

The club is co-led by Stacy S. Heilman, PhD, Program Director and Grants Advocate, Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and ACTSI MSCR scholar Andi L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.

Recorded sessions are available to watch through WebEx, click here.

The Pediatrics K Club

The Emory University Department of Pediatrics/Children’s K Club was conceived in the fall of 2009 by Drs. Heilman and Shane and Dr. Miriam Vos, an NIH K23 grantee, with the objective of providing a forum to assist pediatric fellows and junior faculty with successful career development and K-award applications. With the continued support from ACTSI, the Emory Department of Pediatrics, and the Children’s Research Office, monthly lunchtime seminars are held. Typical attendance includes, on average, 25 junior faculty, fellows, and other interested research staff. Topics pertaining to the conception, development, submission, and post-award process related to career development awards are addressed.


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