Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
News for Women Physicians
Due Oct. 16: Apply for an HIV research grant from the NIH
A program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking innovative proposals from investigators who hope to answer essential questions in HIV research.
The NIH's Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research grant program supports developmental projects that bring insight and new ideas from early stage scientists with expertise in other disciplines to HIV research. Investigation topics include emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, preventing transmission and finding a cure.
About 50,000 people get infected with HIV each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the 47,500 new HIV infections in the United States in 2010, women accounted for an estimated 9,500, or 20 percent.
Eligible applicants include junior investigators who have completed either their first terminal research degree or medical residency within the last 10 years, and who have a faculty or equivalent position at an academic institution or a comparable position in a not-for-profit organization or research institution. Awards will be funded for one to two years, up to a maximum of $150,000 in direct costs per year.
Become a mentor for physicians in training
Encourage the next generation of physicians in career and leadership development through an online AMA mentorship program.
The AMA Mentorship Initiative pairs medical students, residents and fellows with physicians for a 12-month mentorship that is designed to foster career advancement and leadership development in organized medicine.