Melanie Cree-Green, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics-endocrinology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is among 18 early-career physician scientists receiving 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Awards from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).
Each award is in the amount of $495,000 over three years. The 18 scientists were selected from a pool of 264 competitive applicants by review panels of distinguished scientists. Applicants were evaluated on criteria such as rigor of unique research and commitment to excellence as independent clinical researchers.
Cree-Green’s project will study the use of essential amino acid supplementation to decrease metabolic disease in high-risk obese girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
“The Clinical Scientist Development Awards represent our flagship mechanism for fostering the careers of some of the most promising individuals in the biomedical research field today,” said Betsy Myers, program director for medical research at DDCF. “This year’s awarded scientists represent a vast range of expertise and approaches to improving patients’ lives, but have in common a commitment to improving human health now and in the long term. We are proud to support these physician scientists and excited to see how their careers unfold.”