DDCF Awards $8.7 Million to Eighteen Physician-Scientists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced grants totaling $8.7 million to help eighteen physician-scientists make the transition to clinical research.

The foundation's Clinical Scientist Development Awards program enables early-career scientists to reserve three-quarters of their professional time for independent clinical research. This year's awardees — who are engaged in a broad range of areas, from schizophrenia to antibiotic resistance — will receive up to $486,000 each over three years to conduct research and establish a laboratory.

“The dual demands of seeing patients and conducting research make the transition to independence especially challenging for early-career physician scientists," said Betsy Myers, program director for medical research at DDCF. "This is why supporting talented, young investigators remains a priority for the Medical Research program."

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the DDCF website.