Barkauskas Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists grant extended

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Christina Barkauskas, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), was recently notified that the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists grant she received in 2014 has been extended through August 2020.

Dr. Barkauskas' proposal is "Epithelial-mesenchymal crosstalk in lung fibrosis and alveolar homeostasis." 

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.