(October 2020) The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation this year renewed its commitment to provide funding to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus through the foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists.
The program provides supplemental, flexible funds to support the research of early-career physician-scientists working on clinical research projects while facing extraprofessional demands of caregiving. The campus has organized a coalition of mentors and sponsors, and received additional support from the School of Medicine to maximize the success and sustainability of the program.
The Anschutz Medical Campus has had funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for the past five years and with it, the School of Medicine has supported many clinical researchers. CU is one of 10 medical schools to receive support from the foundation.
Judy Regensteiner, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, and Anne Libby, PhD, professor and vice chair for academic affairs in emergency medicine, led the School of Medicine’s effort to renew the important grant.
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