July 12, 2021
Doctoral student Inbar Fried was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral (F30) Fellowship. The purpose of this Kirschstein-National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, working in a combined M.D./Ph.D. or other dual-doctoral degree training program, and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.
The fellowship comes with more than $200,000 of funding that will support Fried’s education and research for five years, spanning the completion of his Doctor of Philosophy in computer science and Doctor of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. During the fellowship, Fried will receive training both in computer science (led by his doctoral advisor Ron Alterovitz) and in medicine (led by his clinical mentor Jason Akulian in Interventional Pulmonology).
“This is an amazing achievement,” said Alterovitz. “His research is making strong contributions to advancing patient care through the integration of medicine and technology. I am excited about the impact of his research, as well as the opportunities that this prestigious fellowship will award him.”