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Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Foundation NewsLine |

Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship – Request for Applications

The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation is pleased to announce a request for applications for the 2012 Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship, examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease).

M.D., Ph.D., and/or D.V.M. postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply for funding to improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease).

Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD, and for identifying biomarkers to improve diagnosis or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.

The fellowship provides support of $40,000 per annum for two years and may be renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.

These fellowships are named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of the NNPDF.

Applications are due May 1, 2012, and the fellowship will begin September 1, 2012. Visit the NNPDF’s Web site for more information and application procedures.