CCHBD Mentored Scholars Award

Dr. Faisal MalikDr. Faisal Malik received a CCHBD Mentored Scholar Award in 2016 for his project focused on the potential opportunities that social media offers to support adolescents with diabetes and improve adolescent health outcomes.

The CCHBD recognizes the need for junior faculty to develop skills in clinical research methodology and to complete pilot research projects before they apply for independent funding. Our Mentored Scholars Program fills this gap, giving junior faculty the means to prepare for careers in clinical or outcomes research. It combines a mentored pediatric clinical research experience with salary support, protected time and additional resources needed. It is anticipated that successful applicants will submit a competitive K award within the first year. Applications are due annually on February 1.

Joining Malik as a CCHBD Mentored Scholars Program awardee is Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn.

CCHBD Hearst Endowment Fellowship Awards

Dr. Carolyn FosterDr. Carolyn Foster received a CCHBD Hearst Endowment Fellowship Award in FY16 for her work on Family-Reported Access to and Quality of Ancillary Health Services for Children with Medical Complexity.

The CCHBD Hearst Endowment Fellowship Awards promote innovative research on how to improve health and behavioral outcomes in vulnerable populations. This annual program is open only to CCHBD members. Applications are due annually on March 15.

Strategic Funding

For the last three years, Seattle Children's Research Institute has allocated strategic dollars to be distributed within each center to encourage collaboration and innovation. Each year, CCHBD has established specific goals for these projects, such as improving collaboration between CCHBD researchers and the hospital as part of the overarching strategy of enabling every patient at children’s to benefit directly and indirectly from research; promoting inter-center collaboration; and initiating new intra-center collaboration with emphasis on transdisciplinary research.

Applications have a rolling deadline, though all funds must be spent by September 30. A request for applications will be announced in August or September.

Bridge Funding Program

The Bridge Funding Program stabilizes CCHBD research programs and maintains productivity by supporting key research staff when extramural funding is temporarily disrupted. For more information, please contact Emily Andersen.