Macy Faculty Scholars Program Announced

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced The Macy Faculty Scholars Program, its new funding initiative to develop the next generation of national medical and nursing education leaders. The new initiative will provide up to five medical and nursing educators each year with salary support of $100,000 per year over two years, giving them protected time to pursue educational reform projects at their home institutions. Recipients also will receive career development support. For more information and selection criteria, visit the Macy Foundation website

NIH to Offer New Clinical Research Grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is partnering with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to launch a program that will allow doctors in the early stages of their careers to participate in clinical research projects for five to seven years at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “The number of U.S physician-researchers has declined dramatically since the 1980s,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD. “The Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program will grow the diminishing pool of talented clinical researchers at the NIH and at academic institutions by giving them the necessary financial support to establish their careers.”

Scholars will be mentored by Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award winners. The program hopes to accept at least five clinical researchers per year. For more information, visit the NIH website.

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