Date November 12, 2020

Congrats, Advance-K Scholars!

Seven investigators have been selected to participate in this year's Advance-K program.

Please join us in congratulating this year's cohort of Advance-K Career Development Program scholars. 

  • Tanya Benitez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) at the Brown School of Public Health 
  • Justin Berk, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator at Lifespan 
  • Portia Cornell, PhD, Investigator in Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown School of Public Health 
  • Emily Gadbois, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown School of Public Health 
  • May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinician Educator at Care New England
  • Louisa Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Division of Biology and Medicine
  • Taneisha Wilson, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Lifespan


The Advance-K Scholar Career Development Program is a year-long, intensive program from the Brown Division of Biology and Medicine and Advance-CTR that provides junior investigators with team and one-on-one coaching to submit a successful NIH K award application or equivalent by the program's end.