The deadline to nominate a colleague for the inaugural FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists (Trailblazer Prize) is March 30, 2018 at 1pm EDT. This annual prize and $10,000 honorarium presented by the FNIH recognizes the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists in the United States whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care.
According to the American Medical Association, the percentage of physicians engaged in research and teaching has decreased in past decades. This concerning statistic means that there are fewer clinician-scientists that play the vital role of understanding basic biology and scientific discovery while considering the potential benefits to patients. Through the Trailblazer Prize, the FNIH celebrates the transformational work of clinician-scientists, whose research translates basic scientific observations into new paradigm-shifting approaches for diagnosing, preventing, treating or curing disease and disability.
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