Dr. Chiadi Ndumele, a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology and a PhD candidate in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology program headed by the Welch Center’s Dr. Josef Coresh, has been selected as one of only eight recipients this year of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AFMDP) award. This outstanding career development award will fund salary and project support for a period of four-years.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, formerly known as the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine or dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to historically disadvantaged physicians and dentists who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background.
Congratulations to Dr. Ndumele!