Prestigious TL1 Fellowship Awarded to Carly Herbert, Medical Student at UMass Chan-Baystate

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Carly Herbert, medical student in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track, received a highly competitive 2022 TL1 Award—a federally funded pre- and post-doctoral fellowship training program—from The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UMass Chan Medical School.

She Has a Passion for Helping Others

Herbert, MD/PhD Candidate in UMass Chan's Department of Medicine, Digital Medicine Program, is planning to do her residency in  combined internal medicine and pediatrics and specialize in population health.

She is a two-time recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Award which requires recipients to conduct projects that address a priority health need, social determinant(s) of health, or a health disparity or inequity.

This summer Herbert was the subject of a UMass Chan Medical School Student Spotlight for her work analyzing the use of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 as a research assistant at the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Tech program. RADx's findings contributed to the FDA’s guidance on the use of rapid COVID-19 tests and were reported in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Her Goal is to Be a Physician-Scientist

As a TL1 trainee Herbert will complete rigorous training in clinical and translational science, research ethics, epidemiological methods, biostatistics, team science, and scientific writing.

She will present her abstract, Design and Implementation of a Digital Site-less Clinical Study of Serial Rapid Antigen Testing to Identify Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Challenges and Lessons Learned, at the TL1 William Schnaper Visiting Scientist Mini-Symposium "Circumventing Road Blocks in Clinical and Translational Science" on December 13, 2022. This mini-symposium highlights stories of fellows' innovation, creativity, and adaptability.

Herbert has said that she is excited about using digital technologies in designing studies because participants can be recruited from throughout the United States, which gives people who traditionally may not have access to research studies an opportunity to participate.

 > More about the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health Track at UMass Chan-Baystate

 > More about The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UMass Chan Medical School

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