NEW YORKThe Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has established the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award Program, a $12 million initiative to fund the research teams of four eminent scientists studying cancer, AIDS, heart disease, and sickle cell anemia and related blood disorders. Recipients of the first awards are expected to be named in late 1999.
Each funded researcher will receive a grant of up to $600,000 a year for 5 years. Awardees will focus on bench to bedside research. They will be expected to play a major role in their institutions in bridging the gap between bench science and clinical research and promote the development of a new generation of clinical scientists.
The Foundation will solicit application submissions from senior clinical scientists at the 25 medical schools that receive the greatest amount of support from the National Institutes of Health in each of the four disease areas.