Volume 1-Spring 1996
William F. Milton FundSupports studies of a medical, geographical, historical or scientific nature, which must be either in the interests of promoting the physical and material welfare of the human race or of investigating and determining the value and importance of a discovery or invention. Applicants must be voting members of the faculty or Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows and must not have received Milton Fund support during the last five years. Preference is given to new and original projects, especially independent work of junior faculty members. Award of $12,000. Deadline is April 15, 1996.
For applications, contact: 432-0050 or 432-2651 (fax) or write to The Milton Fund, Sponsored Programs Administration, A-414, HMS, 25 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115.
Harvard Research/Clinical Fellowship in Women's HealthTwo-year fellowship open to licensed physicians who have completed a residency in family practice, surgery, gynecology, internal medicine or psychiatry. Fellowship is a joint program of Brockton/West Roxbury VA Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Fellows are encouraged to take coursework at the Harvard School of Public Health. Seventy-five percent of time is devoted to research and coursework, remainder to clinical work and supervision of residents and students. Approximate annual salary for a PGY-4 fellow is $41,000 and $47,500 for PGY-6. Position to begin on July 1, 1996. Contact: Laura Petersen, MD, MPH, Health Services and Development, Brockton/West Roxbury VAMC, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132. (617) 323-7700 x5725.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy ResearchChallenges investigators to tackle critical health policy issues, think across disciplinary boundaries about important problems affecting the health and the health care of Americans, and to explore innovative ideas that contribute to the broad intellectual foundation of future health policy. Provides grants between $100-250,000, primarily for project salary support for the principal investigator, for up to three years. Up to 10 awards will be made annually. Deadline for receipt of a letter of intent is April 24, 1996.
Nominations Sought For Mentoring AwardIn mid-March nomination forms for the 1996 Excellence in Mentoring Award will be sent to all faculty, appointees and students (medical, dental and graduate). Nancy Kaufman, assistant to the faculty dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, is looking foward to this year's process. "Last year" she says, "I was impressed by the number of submissions, and struck by how an individualís personal and professional ways may be influenced by the guidance and help of others."
This award presents mentees with the opportunity to thank their mentors for time and effort extended on their behalf. Last year 247 faculty were nominated. The 1996 winner was Dr. Stephen Burakoff of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Nominations Sought For Gender Equity AwardHMS medical students will once again nominate and select two faculty for the American Medical Women's Association's Gender Equity Award. The award honors faculty members, men or women, who promote a gender-fair environment for the education and training of women physicians. Students will receive nomination forms in March; coordination of voting will be done by the Faculty Development and Diversity office.
The 1995 winners were David Potter, Neurobiology at HMS (preclinical), and Julian Seifter, Medicine at BWH. A plaque honoring them hangs outside the Carl Walter Amphitheater in the Medical Education Center. The names of this year's winners will also be inscribed on this plaque.