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SCORE/Iris Cantor-UCLA Grants for Women's Health Research: New Deadline

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Attached is the RFA for the funding of pilot studies for women’s health research and/or research on sex and gender-based differences. The fellowship award is for one year of funding at levels of $25,000 to $50,000. If applying, please submit a one-page letter-of-intent as a PDF. Pilot funding is available for UCLA researchers, including all researchers at the UCLA Westwood and Santa Monica Campuses in DGSOM and UCLA College, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, who perform research related to disease processes that influence or are influenced by metabolic syndrome.  Pilots may include basic or clinical/translational studies.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019 at noon. Please submit your LOI to Sierra Moon via email at sdmoon@mednet.ucla.edu. If you have any questions regarding the scientific scope of proposals, please contact Karen Reue at reuek@g.ucla.edu.

About the SCORE in the Metabolic Syndrome

The SCORE (U54 Specialized Center of Research Excellence, Karen Reue, PhD) in the Metabolic Syndrome is an NIH-funded program that will support grantees at levels of $25,000 – $50,000 for one year of seed funding for novel research projects that investigate sex as a biological factor in metabolic disease.  The intent is to attract new investigators to the field of sex differences in disease, to provide resources to enhance the ability to perform research relevant to sex differences at UCLA, and to accelerate project development to prepare investigators for applications for further NIH funding.

About the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center

The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center/UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health seeks to promote comprehensive health care for women by providing support for research to understand human sex differences in health and disease and medical issues and diseases unique to women, as well as to develop and test clinical interventions for women. An equally important component of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center/UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health mission is training future leaders in women’s health research.

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