NHLBI & Lasker Foundation announce 2014-2015 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars in Vascular Medicine

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the Lasker Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2014 – 2015 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program. The Lasker program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development as independent investigators. This is an opportunity for up to 12 years of continuous funding for clinical researchers.

LOI due: June 2, 2014
Full application: July 29, 2014

We are seeking Physician-Scientists,with a strong record of achievement in Vascular Medicine, Vascular Genetics and Rare Vascular Diseases. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated ability to develop an independent translational program that combines basic experimental approaches with clinical research and proven ability to receive early-career award funding. We are looking for candidates that will develop new strategies to translate genetic technologies and advanced disease modeling systems towards Proof of Concept Clinical Studies in patients with vascular diseases at the NIH Clinical Center.

To insure a programmatic fit, applicants must first obtain a Letter of Support by submitting a Biosketch and a summary of research interests. The deadline is June 2, 2014. The full application will include a research proposal and submission of four letters of reference. The deadline for the competed application is July 29, 2014. The positions will start in 2015.

More information and links to the application RFA are available at http://www.nih.gov/science/laskerscholar/index.html
For general questions related to the Lasker scholar program contact Dr. Charles Dearolf, Assistant Director for Intramural Research at NIH, at LaskerScholar@nih.gov.
For questions related to the NHLBI Vascular medicine Lasker scholar recruitment, contact, Dr. Manfred Boehm, Senior Investigator at NHLBI, at boehmm@nhlbi.nih.gov.

The program honors the contributions of Mary and Albert Lasker to the National Institutes of Health and to the overall biomedical community. The Lasker Foundation will provide Scholars with the opportunity to participate in selected activities. The NIH and the Lasker Foundation recognize a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the clinical research workforce to improve the nation’s capacity to address and eliminate health disparities. The NIH encourages applications from talented researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities and women.