Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program - Hector L. Fontanet, M.D.

The Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was designed to provide four-year postdoctoral research awards offered to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine, to improving the health of underserved populations, and to furthering the understanding and elimination of health disparities.Four-year fellowships are awarded (in two two-year phases) to candidates on a competitive basis for research under the supervision of a senior faculty member at an academic center noted for the training of young faculty. The grants will be renewed upon demonstration of the fellows' satisfactory progress in their research activities. Dr. Fontanet will conduct research on the molecular mechanism of intestinal cholesterol absorption. This grant is consistent with the Foundation's continuing efforts to improve the number and quality of minority physicians. Preparation of minority faculty to assume leadership roles in academic medicine should contribute to a continuing commitment in the nation's medical schools to increase the number of minority physicians in the United States.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $120,000.00

Awarded on: 1/3/1989

Time frame: 1/1/1991 - 12/31/1991

Grant Number: 14463


Jewish Hospital of St. Louis

216 South Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, 63110-1026

Louis G. Lange
Project Director