Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, 2013-2014

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.This Technical Assistance and Direction grant will facilitate the selection of suitable candidates for the program, assist them during the course of their awards, provide awardees with career development opportunities, and maintain contact with alumni of the program. A 30th anniversary celebration will also take place at the fall 2013 annual meeting. It is anticipated that up to nine new scholars will be awarded under this grant, at least one of whom will be in the area of dentistry.During this project period, Indiana University will continue as the administrative home of the AMFDP National Program Office. The program will continue under the direction of Dr. James R. Gavin III, with Dr. David S. Wilkes serving as Project Director or Principal Investigator at Indiana through October. A new Program Director will be named before the beginning of this grant. The program maintains a partnership with the American Society of Hematology for the purposes of identifying and supporting hematologists.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $848,811.00

Awarded on: 5/29/2013

Time frame: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Grant Number: 71072


Indiana University School of Medicine

Fairbanks Hall
340 West 10th Street, Suite 6200
Indianapolis, 46202-3082


David Stephen Wilkes
Project Director