Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program

The Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program (TC-CS K12) is a collaboration between the University of Chicago and Northwestern University that provides an interdisciplinary pathway to academic productivity for the next generation of physician and non-physician junior faculty scientists. The ultimate objective of our program is to identify, inspire, and support the development of independent, NHLBI-funded investigators in HIV research with strong and broad methodological and conceptual skills as well as collaboration expertise/enthusiasm.

February 2020 Request for Applications: The TC-CS K12 program has issued separate RFAs for investigators based at Northwestern University or the University of Chicago. Applications are due February 28, 2020. Please refer to the RFA for your institution for details about the K12 scholars program and the appropriate point of contact.

University of Chicago TC-CS K12 RFA (PDF)

Northwestern University TC-CS K12 RFA (PDF)


TC-CS K12 Program Directors

John Schneider MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
University of Chicago
Developmental Core Director/UC Site-PI,
Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Hossein Ardehali MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine — Cardiology and Pharmacology
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Director, Center for Molecular Cardiology
Director, NHLBI-funded Northwestern Molecular and Translational CV Training Program
Northwestern University

The Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (K12 HL143959).


TC-CS K12 Scholars

Jade Pagkas-Bather, MD, MPH
Instructor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases & Global Health
The University of Chicago

Lauren Beach, JD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Social Sciences
Associate Director, EDIT Program
Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University 

Danijela Maric, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine