Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program Names Inaugural Honorees

The UNC Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program announces its inaugural Scholar awardees, Eliza Park, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, assistant professor of family medicine.

Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program Names Inaugural Honorees click to enlarge (pictured, left to right: Susan Girdler, Eliza Park, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Amelia Drake)

The UNC School of Medicine is among only 10 U.S. medical schools to receive five years of funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to provide supplemental research funds for early career physician scientists who have a strong program of research and who are also facing extraordinary caregiving demands at home. 

Park’s research is in psycho-oncology and palliative care for young families facing the loss of a parent to terminal cancer. Becker-Dreps conducts global research on the prevention of childhood diarrhea and the evaluation of immunization programs. 

The Caregivers at Carolina program received 21 applications for this support, underscoring the need that exists to support UNC physician scientists facing extraprofessional caregiving demands. 

All applicants to the program are invited and encouraged to participate in program networking, social support, and mentoring. 

For questions about the program you may contact the Program Directors, or .              

 

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