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KU Med receives $2M research grant

April 11, 2010

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The department of obstetrics and gynecology at Kansas University Medical Center has received a $2,375,000 five-year grant to establish a program to provide physicians the opportunity to train in women’s reproductive health.

KU Med in Kansas City, Kan., was one of 20 sites awarded to set up a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center.

“This program provides such a wide variety of opportunities for young medical doctors who are interested in becoming physician-scientists,” said Dr. Carl Weiner, the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at KU Med. “We will be able to provide 75 percent protected time for research, money for tuition and salary for up to five years.”

The grant came from the National Institutes of Health. “I’m confident that as we train more physician-scientists in women’s reproductive health, our reputation in this field will continue to grow,” Weiner said.

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