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Emory gets $1.56M from NIH to lead career development program

Friday, October 02, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Angela King
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The National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health gave Emory University $1.56 million to launch and lead a career development program in women's health researchers.

Emory also gave $625,000 to get the program running.

The initiative, called Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH), will connect junior faculty with senior faculty with shared research interests in women's health and sex differences research. The goal is to develop a structured, diverse research career development program with a rigorous mentoring component.

BIRCWH will train eight scholars over the five year cycle. Emory's program will be focused on infectious diseases and their global impact, with an emphasis on their effect on minority populations.

Claire Sterk, Emory provost, is the program's principal investigator. Dr. Igho Ofotokun, associate professor of medicine at Emory's School of Medicine, is the project director.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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