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DDCF Announces International Clinical Research Fellowships for Medical Students
  1. Amanda Beaini

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced $5.2 million in grant awards to six U.S.-based institutions. The funds will support International Clinical Research Fellowships (ICRF) aimed at promoting interest in clinical research careers among medical students by providing opportunities to gain research experience in developing countries. Students selected to participate will take a year out from medical school to conduct mentored clinical research and related coursework abroad.

Institutions receiving ICRF funding will offer three fellowships annually over four years, with the initial round beginning in summer 2013. As announced by the DDCF, the following institutions will offer Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowships:

  • Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Global Health Institute

  • Harvard Medical School

  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Applications for 2013–2014 ICRF funding are due January 15, 2013.

NIBIB and HHMI Announce TIPs Awardees

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced Training Innovation Program supplements (TIPs) awardees. The awards are part of the joint Interfaces Initiative partnership program that was founded in 2005 to provide training support for graduate-level biomedical investigators conducting interdisciplinary research.

In the initial phase, HHMI provided 10 awards of $1 million each and, in 2008, NIBIB continued support by providing 10 additional grants worth $16 million over five years. Resources resulting from the grants will be disseminated to the broader research community. In addition to the proposed distribution plans for each of the recipient projects, HHMI and NIBIB will collaborate with each institution as part of a larger outreach effort to share the resources. As announced by the NIH:

The following TIPs awardees were selected for …

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