ERC starting grant: from the beginning Jennifer L. Baker Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospitals ...
My background │  <ul><li>California, New York, Denmark  </li></ul><ul><li>My research has largely been NIH funded  </li></...
ERC project: childgrowth2cancer  <ul><li>In adults, obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
ERC starting grant… process and early results <ul><li>Advantageous features of the grant led me to apply </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. ERC starting grant: from the beginning Jennifer L. Baker Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospitals Copenhagen, Denmark The European Research Council
  2. 2. My background │ <ul><li>California, New York, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>My research has largely been NIH funded </li></ul><ul><li>Focus of my research program is on long-term consequences of childhood obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight: links between childhood obesity and adult heart disease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published in The New England Journal of Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Received the 2nd place Amedeo Prize for Outstanding Publication in Medicine </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. ERC project: childgrowth2cancer <ul><li>In adults, obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet effects of childhood obesity are unknown </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project will explore how a child’s body size is associated with the risk of adult cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Generated results will expand to a mechanistic exploration and deepen our understanding at the biological level </li></ul>
  4. 4. ERC starting grant… process and early results <ul><li>Advantageous features of the grant led me to apply </li></ul><ul><li>Application was straightforward- especially when compared with the NIH </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure was challenging, yet incredibly useful </li></ul><ul><li>The grant has enhanced my independence, unified my research program and has significantly advanced my career </li></ul>

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