The American Medical Association Foundation announced the 47 recipients of the 2008 Seed Grant Research Program. Established in 2001, the program provides $2,500 grants to medical students, physician residents, and fellows to conduct basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. This year’s grant winners are conducting research in the following five categories: cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases; HIV/AIDS; leukemia; neoplastic diseases; and secondhand smoke. The Seed Grant Research Program was established to encourage more medical students, residents and fellows to enter the field of research.

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