Washington University School of Medicine

Stephen Stone, MD, selected as 2020 Dean’s Scholar

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Stephen Stone, MD, Instructor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology & Diabetes was selected as a 2020 Dean’s Scholar. The Dean’s Scholars program supports outstanding MD-only individuals committed to a career as a physician-scientist. This program alleviates the scholar’s financial stress and provides them with mentorship, institutional support, and the protected time necessary to generate data and publications. At the end of the support period Scholars will be competitive for NIH K08 and related awards and be on the path to a successful career. 

Applicants are evaluated based on their evidence of commitment to research, the quality of their research proposal, the strength of their mentorship team and training environment, and the impact that support from the Dean’s Scholars program would have on their career.

Stone’s mentor is David Ornitz, MD, PhD, and his project is titled,  “Using a rare disease model to explore the role of FGF21 in insulin resistance.”