K Scholars

A Personal Genomics Journey

Genomics researcher Elena Flowers has her blood drawn as part of her hands-on approach to understanding the implications of genomics profiling. Photo by Elisabeth Fall.

Note: Elena Flowers, PhD, RN, received support for her research through CTSI's KL2 Scholars program

Former K Scholar Leads Senior Health Fair for Community

Former CTSI K Scholar Kirby Lee, PharmD, led Senior Health Fair for community residents.

Indoor Tanning Poses Risks, Teenagers Learn

A review of the scientific evidence published last year estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year.

Thompson Funded to Study Household Air Pollution Among Low-Income Communities in Guatemala

CTSI K Scholar Lisa Thompson wins Phase I funding for project introducing liquid petroleum into communities which typically use more health hazardous smoky wood burning fires to cook.

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

K scholar study: Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.

Cancer Genetic Variant May Shield Latinas From Breast Cancer

Laura Fejerman, PhD, former CTSI K Scholar, was the lead author in this study.

Intimate Injection Partnerships Are at Elevated Risk of High-Risk Injecting

CTSI K Scholar study published in PLOS One.

Potential Overdiagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma in Older Patients With Limited Life Expectancy

CTSI KL2-supported study explores the overdiagnosis of BCCs which can possibly do more harm when removed in older patients.

Charges for Blood Tests Vary Across California Hospitals

CTSI KL2 Scholar Renee Hsia, MD, reports on wide ranging charges for blood tests throughout California.

Informed consent and the ethics of the Facebook news feed study

Ethics, informed consent of Facebook study