Rebecca Previs, MD, has been selected as a recipient of a 2019 American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF) and GOG Foundation Scholarship Award. The $120,000 scholarship will support her research-training program and project “Immune Modulation of CaMKK2 in the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment.”
Previs is a gynecologic oncologist, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of Duke Cancer Institute. Her research interests include the immune microenviroment in gynecologic malignancies, novel therapies for ovarian and uterine cancer, PARP inhibition in uterine cancer, molecular testing of gynecologic malignancies, and early Phase clinical trials.
The scholarships are awarded to future academic physician leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology "who exhibit significant talent, original thought and evidence of dedication to an academic career" and are intended to stimulate their scholarly development through the support of advanced scientific training. Research training may focus on basic or translational research, disease pathogenesis, clinical diagnostics, interventions and prevention, or epidemiology.
Each scholarship, to commence on July 1, 2019, is for one year and renewable annually for two additional consecutive years of research training, based on satisfactory progress of the scholar in meeting programmatic requirements and on the availability of funds.