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Professors Awarded CReFF Funding

Contact: Jennifer Bonck

 

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As CReFF awardees, Sabet and Clasey will receive awards of $20,000 to support pilot research leading to data for future NIH or other peer-reviewed grant proposals. In addition, access to all GCRC core resources, such as laboratory, nursing, statistics, informatics, nutrition, and exercise physiology, will be provided.

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June 19, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Houta Sabet, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, UK College of Medicine, and Jody Clasey, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, UK College of Education, have been awarded Clinical Research Feasibility Funds (CReFF) through the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources (NIH-NCRR) and the UK General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).

As CReFF awardees, Sabet and Clasey will receive awards of $20,000 to support pilot research leading to data for future NIH or other peer-reviewed grant proposals. In addition, access to all GCRC core resources, such as laboratory, nursing, statistics, informatics, nutrition, and exercise physiology, will be provided.

The goal of the CReFF program is to promote clinical research and encourage junior investigators to pursue patient-oriented research careers. Junior faculty members with ranks equal to or less than assistant professor, or senior faculty applying for support of research that represents a clear change in research career path, are encouraged to apply. The program seeks to lead investigators to future clinical research grant support from the NIH.

“This program is a resource for young faculty seeking to begin their research careers,” said Nancy Kukilinsky, Ph.D., UK GCRC Administrative Director. “Programs such as this are crucial to building on the university’s already strong clinical research enterprise.”

For more information on this program, call the UK GCRC at (859) 323-7939.


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