Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program receives grant
San Antonio (Feb. 17, 2004) – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a $540,000 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to administer the Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program. This national career development program is designed to develop leaders in primary care academics by providing funding for junior faculty research.
Each year the program provides $300,000 for 15 junior faculty members in family medicine, internal medicine and general pediatrics, to conduct four-year research projects nationwide. Currently, there are more than 60 scholars participating in the program and conducting research on a wide variety of topics. Under the program, the scholars, sponsored by their medical schools, receive support to enhance their research productivity, develop innovative mentoring programs for medical students, and participate in the design and implementation of primary education initiatives. The program coordinates several activities including an annual meeting for the scholars to present their research findings and conference calls for the scholars to discuss professional issues.