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Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine Brater Scholarship applications due April 15

Mar. 7, 2013

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine is accepting applications for the Brater Scholars program. Medical fellows who will be engaged in research in personalized medicine in any medical subspecialty in the 2013-14 academic year are eligible to apply.

Personalized medicine has dramatically impacted the therapeutic landscape and has challenged the old "one size fits all" paradigm that once pervaded medicine. The ability to tailor therapy on an individual basis has become a strategy which has improved efficacy, minimized toxicity, optimized resource utilization and has been viewed as an attractive approach to funding agencies.

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine firmly believes that developing the skills of clinicians/ scientists in training is critical to advance this field and to foster additional novel scientific breakthroughs. 

The Brater Scholarship program was a visionary creation of the leadership of the Institute in collaboration with D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs, to build a virtual home for this development to take place.

Program opportunities:

  • The scholarship provides a structured environment for cutting-edge translational research with access to International leaders in personalized medicine.
  • Scholars will have access to peer-reviewed funding specifically designed for studies centered on personalized medicine.
  • The scholarship is globally designed to facilitate opportunities and career development in translational research. Additionally, however, due to its selective nature, inclusion will be accompanied with prestige.

Program structure:

  • The scholar's research must be completed under the mentorship of a funded investigator at IU School of Medicine.
  • Each scholar will have a formal mentoring committee for each scholar to guide research.
  • Scholars will participate in monthly research meetings and an annual retreat to stimulate collaborations and nurture peer-peer interactions.
  • Scholars will receive an additional annual salary stipend during research years

Candidates must have advanced training in clinical or basic sciences. This includes the following: MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MS and/or MD graduates. Candidates must be in an IU School of Medicine fellowship program and not in the final year of training.

For more information, email Cheryl Weatherholt at weatherc@iu.edu. To apply, download an application form.

Applications are due Monday, April 15

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