Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program - Sharon Austin, 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.The purpose of this project is to increase the number of minority medical faculty with a high likelihood of achieving senior academic positions in the nation's medical schools. Four-year fellowships are awarded in two phases to candidates selected 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. 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.Sharon Austin, M.D., began her fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and has demonstrated satisfactory progress in her investigation of the genetics of type II diabetes mellitus. This two-year award will complete her four-year fellowships.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $163,006.00

Awarded on: 12/16/1994

Time frame: 1/1/1995 - 5/31/1995

Grant Number: 26367


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, 21287-0005


Sharon Austin
Project Director