Hee Yun Lee named Clinical and Translational Science KL2 scholar
School of Social Work Assistant Professor Hee Yun Lee has been named a Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) KL2 Scholar. This competitive award is supported by the National Institutes of Health and administered through the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translation Science Institute. The program supports new clinical and translational research investigators through a three-year mentored training program. The goal is to develop investigators who can assure that the findings of basic research are translated to clinical settings and from clinical settings into the community.
The program provides funds to secure protected research time for the scholar to conduct research. Dr. Lee's research will focus on developing an intervention to promote breast cancer screening among underserved minority women using mobile phone technology. She will be mentored by Professor Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., executive director of the University of Minnesota Center for Health Equity; Douglas Yee, M.D., director of Masonic Cancer Center at the University, and Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the University's School of Public Health.