The University of Virginia has a strong history of training physician scientists in neurological research. This application demonstrates an ideal environment and program for initial exposure of resident trainees to early research that will lead to K awards and successful careers as physician scientists. Dr. Karen Johnston, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Dr. Jaideep Kapur, Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Neurology will function as co-PIs on this application. They have demonstrated a long commitment to developing research scientists. The application includes 19 outstanding mentors and a specific plan for the first resident research candidate.

Public Health Relevance

The University of Virginia has a strong history of training physician scientists in neurological research. This application demonstrates an ideal environment and program for initial exposure of resident trainees to early research that will lead to K awards and successful careers as physician scientists.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25NS065733-05
Application #
8442300
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNS1-SRB-S (17))
Program Officer
Korn, Stephen J
Project Start
2009-03-03
Project End
2015-02-28
Budget Start
2013-03-01
Budget End
2015-02-28
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$1
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Virginia
Department
Neurology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
065391526
City
Charlottesville
State
VA
Country
United States
Zip Code
22904
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