The University of Michigan Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) program entitled 'Advancing Child Health through Cellular and Molecular Biology"""""""" is designed to support the research career development of promising young pediatric investigators. The focus of this research program is to foster the research programs of young pediatric investigators whose work is designed to advance our understanding of biological systems and disease processes in child health. The program places particular emphasis on three fundamental areas of research inquiry-Systems and Developmental Biology, Abnormal Cellular Growth and Host Defenses. These areas take advantage of established research strengths and programs at the University of Michigan. The specific goals of the program are: (a) to provide junior pediatric physician- scientists with the infrastructure, technologies and opportunity to study basic mechanisms and the pathogenesis of diseases that impact children's health;(b) to provide a unique opportunity for junior pediatric physician-scientists to acquire new, innovative and state-of the art scientific expertise in cellular and molecular biology and the associated bioinformatics/systems biology approaches;(c) to provide junior pediatric physician-scientists with the research understanding and bench research skills required to establish a successful independent research program;and (d) to recruit talented junior pediatricians with particular efforts directed towards minority and woman candidates to careers in academic pediatrics. To achieve these goals, we have assembled senior faculty from diverse biomedical research fields to serve as research mentors for our trainees. The program has established an advisory committee to oversee the selection of CHRCDA scholars and the program has put in place two recruitment officers to assist in the identification and recruitment of minority and women candidates. The CHRCDA scholars participate in intensive training programs in cellular and molecular biology as well as a mentorship program designed to ensure their continued research development. This program has contributed to the training of more than 30 pediatric- investigators who have gone on to establish successful research programs designed to improve our understanding of childhood disease as well as develop new therapeutic approaches to treat childhood disease.

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 #
5K12HD028820-19
Application #
7922612
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-T (16))
Program Officer
Winer, Karen
Project Start
2002-02-15
Project End
2012-08-31
Budget Start
2010-09-01
Budget End
2011-08-31
Support Year
19
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$449,497
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
073133571
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48109
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