Women's Early Research Career (WERC) Award

Women's Early Research Career (WERC) Award
Recognizing the difficulty of maintaining research productivity during early career stages when competing for extra-professional responsibilities (including child-rearing) are common, the DOM has established the WERC Award. The purpose is to provide supplemental funding for women who are junior faculty to increase research productivity thereby increasing career advancement opportunities for women in academic medicine.
  • Provides junior faculty women funding to sustain research productivity during the early stages of their careers
  • $50,000/year for two years in direct costs to supplement or complement current, funded research (total $100,000)
  • Letter of Intent form available here
  • Eligibility details and formal announcement available here
 
2018 Dates and Deadlines
Letter of Intent submission deadline: February 26, 2018
Notification of LOI acceptance/invitation to apply: March 12, 2018
Full application due: April 30, 2018
Notification of awards: June 4, 2018
Start date: July 1, 2018
 

2018 Award Recipients

Portrait of Allyson HartDr. Allyson Hart is an affiliate faculty member at HCMC in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. She received the award for her project, Counseling kidney transplant candidates with their social support networks to improve outcomes. 

Portrait of Radha RajasinghamDr. Radha Rajasingham is a faculty member in our Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. She received the award for her project, Evaluation of enhanced antifungal therapy for HIV-infected persons with asymptomatic cryptococcal infection.

2017 Award Recipients

Portrait of Anne FroschDr. Anne Frosch is a faculty member in our Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine. She received the award for her project, Kinetics and Localization of Memory T Follicular Helper Cells During Vaccine Recall Immune Responses.

 Portrait of Shernan HoltanDr. Shernan Holtan is a faculty member in our Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation. She received the award for her project, Tissue Repair in Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease: A Functional Genomics Approach.

2016 Award Recipients

Portrait of Alexa PragmanDr. Alexa Pragman is a faculty member at the VA in our Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine. She received the award for her project, An Interim Analysis of the Relationship Between the Oral and Lung Microbiota and Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

 Portrait of Zohar SachsDr. Zohar Sachs is a faculty member in our Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation. She received the award for her project, Molecular Mechanisms of NRAS-mediated Leukemia Stem Cell Self-Renewal.