June 14, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Kate O'Rourke
Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral scientist at Johns Hopkins, has won a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences. The award provides $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service.
Eberhartís work focuses on the biology of the most common malignant childhood brain tumors, known as medulloblastomas. His studies use human tumor material and cell culture models to detect how specific genes affect tumor growth. He also creates and studies mouse models of the disease.
Eberhart was one of 23 recipients who competed with an applicant pool of 200 drawn from the nationís most research-intensive universities. The award is intended to foster the development and productivity of biomedical researchers who are early in their careers and help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators.
Eberhart received his M.D., Ph.D from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and came to Hopkins in 1997, where he was a pathology resident and then a fellow in the Division of Neuropathology.