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AMA Foundation Announces Seed Grant Research Recipients
Date:2/27/2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation announced today the 47 recipients of the 2008 Seed Grant Research Program. Established in 2001, the program provides $2,500 grants to medical students, physician residents and fellows to conduct basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. This year's grant winners are conducting research in the following five categories:

-- Cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases

-- HIV/AIDS

-- Leukemia

-- Neoplastic diseases

-- Secondhand smoke

"We are excited to be able to help young physician investigators with their research endeavors," said AMA Foundation President Barbara Rockett, M.D. "The AMA Foundation is committed to supporting the discoveries and professional development of scientists at the start of their careers."

This year's program is partially supported by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI). FAMRI is specifically supporting the seed grants for research on the health effects of secondhand smoke. The 2008 Seed Grant Research Program recipients are:

-- Kalil Abdullah, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

-- Amir Aghajanian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.

-- Vance Albaugh, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

-- Harty Ashby-Richardson, D.O., Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

-- Timothy Carroll, M.D., Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

-- Mark Chao, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

-- Laura Cheney, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, N.Y.

-- Michael Choma, M.D., Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass.

-- Alexis Dougherty, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas.

-- Eric Duncavage, M.D., Washington Uni
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