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The Foundation Maintains Its Leadership in Young Investigators' Research

Scleroderma Foundation Hosts Its First New Investigator's Conference

TriStateatNIC.jpgOn 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.

Shown above: Representatives from the Tri-State Chapter Accept Acknowledgement of the Chapter’s Sponsorship of the New Investigator Conference
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.

“As 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.”

The Scleroderma 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.


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