The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced that the
University of Colorado School of Medicine is one of 10 recipients of a $540,000
award, The Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
(DDCF award announcement
). The purpose of the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
is to build upon a growing momentum in the medical research field toward supporting young physician scientists through phases of intense, extraprofessional career obstacles and difficult life transitions. The Center for Women's Health Research Director, Judy Regensteiner, PhD and Anne Libby, PhD will serve as Principal Investigators of this grant, which has been generously matched to total $1 million over 5 years.
Dr. Judy Regensteiner has been chosen by the CU Clinical Science Graduate Program to receive the Outstanding Research Mentor Award for 2013. This award is based on student nominations that describe the attributes of the person and details examples that make this individual an outstanding mentor.
Dr. Judy Regensteiner was invited to give a presentation at the Gender Summit – North America, an international research and innovation conference that will be held on November 13-15 2013 in Washington D.C. Her presentation will focus on her published paper, Best Practices and Pearls in Interdisciplinary Mentoring.
The Summit is being co-convened by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - CRSNG), the National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the UK based NGO, Portia Ltd.
The Center for Women’s Health Research recently received a $2.5 million grant for Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) from the National Institutes of Health. This highly competitive award will support mentoring for up to 6 junior faculty researchers in women’s health. Recipients of the BIRWCH award will be announced on December 18, 2012.
Congratulations to the Center for Women's Health Research 2012 Poster Award Recipients
Kathleen Connell, "HomeoboxA11 (HOXA11) Knockdown Alters Cell Proliferation and Apototic Signals in Primary Human Uterosacral Ligament Cells."
Kerry Hildreth,MD, "Oxidative Stress contributes to Arterial Stiffening across the Stages of the Menopause Transition in Healthy Women."
Kristen Jacobsen, " Targeted Inhibition of MerTK in Tumor-Associated Macrophages Decreases Tumor Growth in Mouse Mammary Carcinoma."
Tanya Russell, PhD, "A Novel Mammary Intraductal Delivery Model that Permits Study of Human Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Progression."
CWHR Advisory Board member receives award
CWHR Advisory Board member Terry Chase received the 2012 Prestigious Hal O'Leary Inspiration Award at a reception and dinner hosted by the Colorado Rockies Charities Fund, September 19, 2012.