CTSA appoints W. Ray Kim, M.D., as associate director of postdoctoral programs
The Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) welcomes W. Ray Kim, M.D., to Education Resources. Dr. Kim will work with Program Director Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P., in the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program, Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program and Postdoctoral Certificate Program.
"Ray brings a wealth of experience as a clinical researcher and mentor. Our scholars will benefit from his experience with 'team science' and his knowledge of research from bench to population," says Dr. Smith.
Dr. Kim is responsible for ensuring the CTSA's mission and objectives are met for the Postdoctoral Certificate Program and Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program. Dr. Kim will oversee a broad range of academic activities, including admission of qualified postgraduate candidates to the programs; ensure that individual scholars meet milestones for successful program completion; and identify and engage effective mentors to foster productive mentor-mentee relationships. Dr. Kim will also work with Mayo Graduate School to ensure goals and activities are aligned with other academic partners of the institution.
"In my view, the CTSA's postdoctoral programs represent the fulcrum of the three shields of the Mayo mission — it is education in research that is applicable to our patients directly or indirectly. For Mayo to continue its excellence and leadership in medicine and health care, I believe that the education we provide is essential. I hope to contribute to equipping physicians and scientists of the next generation with tools with which to conduct valid and effective clinical and translational research," says Dr. Kim.