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Lymphatic Education & Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program

Lymphatic Education & Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program
The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is committed to promoting and supporting basic and translational research that fosters an interdisciplinary field of investigators conducting lymphatic research. The supported research will improve our understanding and advance the prevention, diagnosis, and novel treatments of lymphedema (primary and secondary) and other lymphatic disorders. Because lymphedema is the most common clinical manifestation of the lymphatic disorders, at least one fellowship in each grant cycle will be awarded to research specifically focused on the mechanisms, pathogenesis, diagnosis or treatment of lymphedema.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, lymphatic vessel biology and pathology; physiological mechanisms of normal and pathological lymphangiogenesis; animal models of the lymphatic system and its disorders; studies (including lymphatic imaging) that address the regulation of lymphatic structure and function. Basic science and translational studies addressing normal and pathological lymphatics in organ systems, (e.g. heart, lung, intestine and brain) and the signaling between lymphatics and other cell types (e.g. immune, adipose and neural) are encouraged.

Studies focused specifically on the technical advancement of imaging technologies or projects in lymphocyte biology, leukemia, lymphoma and conditions secondary to lymphedema such as cutaneous infections, are outside the scope of this program.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)
LE&RN is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy.  LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.
For additional information, please visit:http://lymphaticnetwork.org/
Last updated on Friday, January 29 at 4:48 pm
The 2016 grant cycle is closed.
Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
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Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.

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