NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation this week announced 17 junior physician scientists receiving 2017 Clinical Scientist Development awards, including several researchers conducting omics-related projects.

Selected from a pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, the winning scientists will each receive $495,000 in funding over three years.

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