Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces Winners of 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Awards
New York, July 18, 2019 – Today, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced the 16 physician scientists who are each receiving a 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award of $495,000 over three years. A panel of distinguished experts in the medical field chose these physician scientists from a pool of 210 applicants through a thorough, multistage review process.
“Physician scientists are crucial to the clinical research field because they bring significant insights from their direct interactions with patients from the bedside to the bench,” said Betsy Myers, program director for medical research at DDCF. “For this reason, we are proud to support and protect the time devoted to research by these exceptional physician scientists as they balance their clinical obligations with research work, ultimately giving them greater opportunities to make vital contributions to the field.”
The Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) funds physician scientists who are at the early stages of their profession to help them transition to independent research careers. Faced with the competing demands of both caring for patients and conducting research, physician scientists often experience a more challenging transition to an independent research career than other researchers. Through this award, early-career physician scientists are able to protect and dedicate 75% of their professional time towards clinical research. Since 1998, the foundation has awarded more than $144 million in Clinical Scientist Development Awards...