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Volume 9, Number 12Space holderMarch 25, 2005

NIH career development program accepts first UW trainees

A new career development program at the UW for postdoctoral and junior faculty clinical researchers has accepted its first group of trainees. The program, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a $13 million grant, is part of an NIH-wide initiative to accelerate and strengthen clinical research across the nation.

The program trains investigators for advanced clinical research. It covers human subject research, biostatistics, research design, and clinical research ethics. Richard Deyo, professor of medicine and health services, directs the program.

The eight first-year trainees at the UW are: Amelia Gavin, assistant professor of social work; Matthew Klein, assistant professor of surgery; Victor Legner, acting instructor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics; Bobbie Paramsothy, fellow in medicine in the Division of Cardiology; Karen Foster-Schubert, acting instructor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition; Huong Nguyen, assistant professor of nursing in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems; Yvonne Lin, now a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis; and Renee Stapleton, senior fellow in medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

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