UR CTSI TL1 Student Selected as Yale Ciencia Academy Fellow
Denisse Vega-Ocasio, a student in the Translational Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute, is among 40 young science leaders who have been selected for a year-long fellowship at the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development. This highly-competitive program provides doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds in the life and health sciences with opportunities for mentoring, networking, skills development, and contributing to their communities through science outreach.
Vega-Ocasio, who aims to use translational science to help control and eradicate infectious diseases in Latin American countries, will take advantage of the program's online workshops, mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the year. Through the program, she will also design and implement a science outreach project that will put her new skills into practice and allow her to connect with a community she cares about.
The UR CTSI Translational Biomedical Sciences PhD Program is supported under the University of Rochester CTSA award number TL1 TR002000 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.