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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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AMA Foundation awards grants to next generation of medical researchers

AMA Foundation awards grants to next generation of medical researchers

While financial resources for medical research have become more scarce nationwide, more than two dozen junior investigators will have an opportunity to pursue research projects this year, thanks to grants from the AMA Foundation.

The group announced the 28 winners of this year's Seed Grant Research Program, who will receive up to $2,500 in funding for research projects in the fields of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS and pancreatic cancer. Recipients come from medical schools, medical centers and universities from around the country.

"Through this program, the AMA Foundation supports the next generation of researchers who will be at the forefront of innovations in medicine," AMA Foundation President Clarence Chou, MD, said in a news release. "Seed grant recipients represent America's future medical researchers, teaching faculty and scientists."

Visit the AMA Foundation's Web page to learn more about this program and other funding opportunities for medical education, research and healthy communities.