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Grant Awards for New Connections, Clinical Scholars Alums

Dec 14, 2010, 3:12 PM, Posted by mfreeman

Two RWJF Scholar alums have received significant grant awards recently. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded an R21 grant to RWJF New Connections alumna Eunice Wong, Ph.D. (2007) for her research project, “Enhancing the Role of Black Churches in Addressing Substance Use.” Wong is an associate behavioral scientist at the Rand Corporation.

Also, Jeremiah Schuur, M.D., M.H.S., an alum of the RWJF Clinical Scholars program (2005-2007), has received a $1 million grant from HHS’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Schuur’s three-year research project will focus on reducing health care associated infections, and will be run from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he works in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.