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AMA Foundation Announces Seed Grant Research Recipients

CHICAGO, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation announced today the 28 recipients of the 2009 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 award winners are conducting research in the following four categories:

  • Cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases
  • Leukemia
  • Neoplastic diseases

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

The 2009 Seed Grant Research Program recipients are:

  • Linda Adepoju, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Mohammed Aslam, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Eric Cheon, M.D., Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
  • Scottie Day, M.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Celine Gounder, M.D., Sc.M., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • Ali Hamedani, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
  • Jason Hawkes, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stacey House, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Michael Jan, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Sunny Khichi, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.
  • Tad Kim, M.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Adam Mecca, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Omar Mian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
  • Peter Moschovis, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
  • Brian Nahed, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Kazuma Nakagawa, M.D., University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Giang Nguyen, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
  • Ami Raval, M.D., Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
  • Noah Rodriguez, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
  • Ming-Sing Si, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Joshua Smith, Kansas City University of Medicines and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Edward Stites, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Nikhil Thaker, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J.
  • Steven Tsai, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sacha Uljon, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Ashley Vavra, M.D., Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
  • Guadalupe Villarreal, Jr., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
  • Vijay Yanamadala, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

The Seed Grant Research Program was established to encourage more physicians to enter the field of research.

As the philanthropic arm of the AMA, the AMA Foundation supports a broad range of programs in medical education and public health. Please visit or call (312) 464-4200 for more information.

SOURCE American Medical Association Foundation
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