Adam Bensimihon, MD, a second-year fellow in the Division of Nephrology, has received a Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award for his project entitled, "Pharmacokinetics of Cefepime in children receiving continuous renal replacement therapy."
The purpose of the Thrasher Research Fund is to provide grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications. The Fund was established over 40 years ago and is now recognized globally by the medical community for supporting research that makes a difference in the lives of children.
The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of the Early Career Award Program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators.