Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces Medical Research Award Winners

The New York City-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced the recipients of the fourth annual Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Awards and the second annual Doris Duke Innovation in Clinical Research Awards.

The Clinical Scientist Development program will provide more than $8 million to support fifteen junior physician-scientists as they establish independent clinical research careers. The program's faculty awardees receive $100,000 annually for up to five years, while fellows receive $65,000 annually for up to two years, after which they are expected to transition to faculty positions.

This year's recipients are Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Duke University Medical Center; Marcus Altfeld, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital; Thomas Darling, M.D., Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Elizabeth C. Dees, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Shaffiq M. Essajee, BMBCh, M.A., New York University School of Medicine; Stephen Gottschalk, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine; Priscilla Hsue, M.D., University of California-San Francisco; Stephen Huang, M.D., Children's Hospital; Peter J. Kelly, MBBCh, MMedSc, Massachusetts General Hospital; Geoffrey Liu, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital; Hideho Okada, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; John Pawloski, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center; Bharat Ramratnam, A.B., M.D., Rockefeller University; Gottfried Schlaug, M.D., Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Kalyanam Shivkumar, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine.

The Innovation in Clinical Research program will provide a total of $2.4 million to support twelve research projects in cardiovascular disease and blood disorders. Six investigators and six pairs of investigators will each receive $200,000 in research funding over the next two years.

This year's awardees are Sumeet S. Chugh, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University; J. Michael Di Maio, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Robert E. Gerszten, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital; John A. Heit, M.D., and Mariza de Andrade, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic; Kirk Hogan, M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School; Tohru Ikuta, M.D., Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine; Steven O. Marx, M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Roxana Mehran, M.D., Lenox Hill Hospital; Richard G. Ohye, M.D., and Caren S. Goldberg, M.D., M.S., University of Michigan; David T. Scadden, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital; David S. Siscovick, M.D., MPH, and Deborah A. Nickerson, Ph.D., University of Washington; Lori A. Styles, M.D., Children's Hospital Oakland and Deborah A. Dean, M.D., MPH, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute; and Qing Wang, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Eric Topol, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

"Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards More Than $10 Million to Support Clinical Researchers" Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Press Release 09/08/2001.