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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards Fellowships to Train Physician-Scientists

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Forty-four physicians who want to combine clinical medicine and laboratory research have received new postdoctoral fellowships from HHMI.

Forty-four physicians who want to combine clinical medicine with laboratory research have received new postdoctoral fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The fellowhips provide support for three years of postdoctoral study in leading basic science laboratories.

HHMI physician-postdoctoral fellows train for careers as physician scientists, combining research into basic biological processes and disease mechanisms with clinical experience treating patients. The combination should enable them to cross traditional boundaries between clinical medicine and biomedical research and to apply the basic sciences of genetics and molecular biology to the treatment and prevention of disease.

This year's postdoctoral fellows include 31 physicians from the United States and seven from other countries. More than 90 physicians are currently being supported under the fellowship program, at an annual expenditure of approximately $8 million.

In addition to postdoctoral research fellowships for physicians, HHMI awards fellowships for research training of medical students and for predoctoral study in the biological sciences.

HHMI's grants programs support science education in the United States and a select group of researchers in other countries, complementing the Institute's principal mission: the conduct of biomedical research with its own scientific teams at 72 medical centers and research institutions nationwide. Altogether, the Institute has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, primarily to enhance science education from preschool through postdoctoral studies. Additional information is available at www.hhmi.org/grants. A list of fellowship recipients follows:


Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Physicians
2000 Fellows



Cell and Developmental Biology


Thomas Bartman, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Gerald C. Chu, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University

Jayanta Debnath, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Arin K. Greene, M.D., Children's Hospital, Boston

Rebecca R. Hung, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center

Margaret E. McLaughlin, M.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Cancer Research

Jason C. Mills, M.D., Ph.D, Washington University School of Medicine

Hong Ruan, M.D., Ph.D., Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Kathleen M. Ruppel, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Maria L. S. Sequeira Lopez, M.D., University of Virginia

Stanley Y. Shaw, M.D., Ph.D, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center

John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Alissa M. Weaver, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

Zhenglun (Jerry) Zhu, M.B., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Genetics and Molecular Biology


Marcus W. Bosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Sandy Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Ajay Chawla, M.D., Ph.D., The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Russell K. Dorer, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seth J. Field, M.D., Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Bernard M. Fine, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Lucy A. Godley, M.D., Ph.D., University of Chicago

James J.D. Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Susan H. Morelli, M.D., University of Utah

Eleftherios E. Mylonakis, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Kwok-Kin Wong, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Immunology and Microbiology


Lynn Bry, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

Andreas Diefenbach, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Eric Hailman, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

Thomas R. Hawn, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine

Christopher D. Huston, M.D., University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

David M. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

Edward E. Leonard, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Timothy R. Peters, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Neuroscience and Physiology


Andrew H. Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Evan H. Goulding, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Daniel A. Gray, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

Andrea L. Gropman, M.D., National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Gordon M.G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D., University of Oslo

Joseph P. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Structural Biology and Biochemistry


Daniel M. Greif, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Judith Lin, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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