Holtz Honored with Doris Duke Clinical Foundation Award

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Lori R. Holtz, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics was one of 17 junior physician scientists awarded The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Awards of $495,000 each over three years. Dr. Holtz’s project is Transmission and development of the human infant virome.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, these scientists distinguished themselves by the rigor of their research endeavors and their commitment to future excellence as independent clinical researchers in the biomedical field. In honor of the foundation’s late Board Trustee Harry B. Demopoulos, M.D., DDCF is referring to this year’s awards as the Dr. Harry B. Demopoulos Clinical Scientist Development Awards.

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