Faculty Clinical Scholars
Most federal grants go to laboratory-based researchers with established programs. As a result, it is difficult to find research funding for young physician-scientists who are trying to teach students and care for patients. At Stanford, young faculty members in immunology may receive support from the Fund for CCIS Faculty Clinical Scholars. The Fund, launched five years ago by several local families, provides partial salary relief for up to three years to support the work of young investigators interested in bringing technological advances in immunology to the patient’s bedside. The Fund has supported the work of the following CCIS researchers: Janice Brown, M.D., a specialist in Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT); Mark Genovese, M.D., Immunology & Rheumatology; Keith Goldstein, M.D., BMT; and Minnie Sarwal, M.D., Pediatrics. Currently, David Fiorentino MD., PhD., and Eliza Chakravarty MD., are recipients of these funds. Further funding is needed to guarantee this program’s success for the foreseeable future.