A solid grounding in basic research skills is essential for investigators seeking to understand the scientific basis of childhood disease. The long-term goal of this application for a Child Health ResearchCareer Development Award (CHRCDA) is to strengthen the cadre of clinician-scientists at our institution who serve as a critical, bi-directional bridge between the excellent basic research and clinical activities in our academic medical center. We will accomplish this by mentoring and further educating outstanding candidates, helping them become knowledgeable regarding basic science, its relationship to clinical practice, and practical skills important to being physician-scientists such as paper writing, grant preparation and time management. We will accomplish this with a program of mentorship, utilizing successful, experienced investigators who have a track record of nurturing the development of successful investigators. As detailed in the application, our Department has an established track record in preparing physician-scientists for independent research careers. We will offer carefully selected CHRCDA Scholars a closely supervised program that combines protected time, resources and didactic training, along with the mentored research experience. A strong research-intensive environment is described that will offer knowledge, experience and support in facilitating the growth and development of academic pediatricians who will serve as leaders in translational investigation.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Physician Scientist Award (Program) (PSA) (K12)
Project #
5K12HD052902-05
Application #
7752807
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-T (27))
Program Officer
Winer, Karen
Project Start
2006-03-01
Project End
2011-05-30
Budget Start
2009-12-01
Budget End
2011-05-30
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$150,175
Indirect Cost
Name
Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
Department
Type
DUNS #
074438755
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60611
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