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Assistant Professor Forum Kamdar, MD is among 17 physician scientists in the country to be awarded the prestigious 2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). This three-year award, worth $495,000, funds the research of promising early career physician scientists. Dr.
The University of Minnesota Medical School, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services, has awarded a Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant to Bong Sook Jhun, Ph.D. The grant program is designed to catalyze and energize University of Minnesota-driven projects to address and mitigate SARS-CoV-2 and risks associated with the virus. Dr. Jhun's proposal, Use of PDE5 inhibitor for preventing cardiac damage by SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, earned $10,000 in support for its targeted research.
The University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) has awarded Jin O-Uchi, MD, PhD a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant. The award is designed to catalyze and energize small-scale engineering research projects designed to address and mitigate COVID-19. Dr. O-Uchi’s research involves lowering the risk of death for Covd-19 patients with pre-existing heart conditions. The IEM grant will provide $10,000 for one year of research.
Forum Kamdar, MD has been selected to receive one of the Women Early Research Career (WERC) Awards from the Department of Medicine, for her project Unlocking the Role of Cardiac Calcium Pump Dysregulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy. The objective of the WERC award is to provide supplemental research funding for women to help advance their research to the point that they can submit a competitive R01 application (or R01 equivalent), as Principal Investigator, within three years. The grant provides $50,000/year for a period of two years.
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