Grant to strengthen pipeline of clinical researchers

May 4, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

University of Michigan Medical School student Hannah Hill and Santhi K. Ganesh, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at U-M, earned a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to find genes linked with arterial dysplasia.

They are among the nine new teams of medical students and previously funded DDCF-funded clinical scientists who have each won an award of $70,400 to conduct research on a key biomedical issue.

The funding comes through the foundation’s Clinical Research Mentorships grants program, which aims to strengthen the pipeline of clinical researchers in medicine by fostering personal, one-on-one mentoring relationships between well-established scientists and medical students.

Each team is comprised of a medical student interested in becoming a future clinical investigator paired with an experienced clinical investigator who has previously received DDCF recognition and funding.  Each student will take a year out from medical school to participate in a full-time clinical research project with his or her mentor.