SLEIC investigator, Dr. Kristina Neely, is awarded prestigious KL2 grant from Penn State's CTSI! Congratulations Kristina!

Six Penn State investigators have been selected to receive support through the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Program.  The program, supported through the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), offers two years of funding in addition to individually tailored research training and mentoring in clinical and translational research.
 
The six researchers, who were appointed KL2 scholars on January 1, 2015, are: 
Judie Howrylak, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rayford June, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Patricia Miranda, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Matthew Muller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kristina Neely, PhD, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Neuroscience
Ming Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
 
Over the course of the next two years, each scholar will conduct a research project related to clinical and translational science, participate in seminars and courses, and receive mentoring from a team of interdisciplinary researchers.
 
The KL2 scholars will undertake seven separate research projects. The variety of these projects is indicative of the breadth and range of clinical and translational science. Dr. Neely's project “The Neurobiology of Inhibitory Motor Control in Adults with ADHD,” aims to identify reliable physiologic signs that characterize motor control deficits in adults with ADHD.  Motor impairments are reported in up to 50% of ADHD patients, although no study to date has examined inhibitory motor control in adults with ADHD.