U of U Faculty Member Receives Doris Duke Award

U of U Faculty Member Receives Doris Duke Award

Sep 14, 2012 11:07 AM

(SALT LAKE CITY)— Cammon Arrington, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the U of U Department of Pediatrics has received a 2012 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientists Development Award (CSDA). The honor is given to 16 outstanding physician/scientists across the country. The winners receive $486,000 each over three years.

The CSDA provides funding for physician-scientists in the process of establishing their own research teams and enables them to secure 75 percent of their professional time for clinical research. Dr. Arrington's research focuses on inherited aortic valve problems, as well as other congenital abnormalities on the heart.

"The foundation is committed to developing the clinical research workforce, and the Clinical Scientist Development Award is a cornerstone of that strategy," says Betsy Myers, director of the Medical Research Program. "Providing support to talented young physician-scientists as they move to independence is crucial, as  they face the dual challenges of seeing patients and conducting research Our hope is that the CSDA grant helps with this important transition."

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