March 14, 2008 — Brooks Brodrick, a fourth-year graduate student in pharmacology, was granted a pre-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation foundation. The title of his research is the Implications of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 in Intestinal Epithelial Cell Development.
Brodrick, who hails from Los Gatos, Calif., received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Department of Pharmacology is one of six basic science Departments within the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. Brodrick works in Dr. Steven Cohn's lab.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to promote public health through scientific and medical research. It provides funding for research and for the education and training of scientists and physicians who have selected pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, informatics or health outcomes as a career choice. Each university is allowed one nomination.
See the Web site for the PhRMA foundation, www.phrmafoundation.org/.