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The Foundation Maintains Its Leadership in Young Investigators' Research
Scleroderma Foundation Hosts Its First New Investigator's Conference
August 3rd, the Scleroderma Foundation hosted its first New
Investigator’s Conference at Boston University. The conference was
sponsored by the national office, and the Tri-State chapter of the
Foundation. Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D., Vice Chair of the National
Board of Directors and John Varga, M.D., Chair of the Medical Advisory
Board played key roles in formulating and facilitating the program.
above: Representatives from the Tri-State Chapter Accept
Acknowledgement of the Chapter’s Sponsorship of the New Investigator
This new initiative was designed to strengthen
the scleroderma research enterprise by nurturing the next generation of
research leaders and fostering the emergence of a synergistic community.
The conference brought together New Investigators to discuss
their progress, facilitate interactions, receive constructive feedback
and offer career mentoring in a supportive environment.
anticipated, we had an excellent turn out with 16 new investigators and
10 established investigators who served as mentors," shared Tracey
Sperry, National Director of Development and Research. “It was a very
successful and informative conference.”
Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of peer-reviewed
research funding with a total of $23.2 million committed through the
2014 grant cycle.