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-year phases) to candidates on a competitive basis for research under the supervision of a senor 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. Sullivan will conduct a comparative analysis of the cellular mechanisms of neurotoxicity in turtle and rat cortex. 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.
Amount Awarded $152,456.00
Awarded on: 10/25/1990
Time frame: 1/1/1991 - 12/31/1992
Grant Number: 17590