Kelly Shaffer, PhD Awarded a $3.1 Million NIH R37 MERIT Award

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Kelly Shaffer, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, was awarded a 5-year, $3.1 million R37 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a fully-automated, Internet-delivered intervention to address symptoms of sexual distress and dysfunction among breast cancer survivors. The NCI R37 Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) mechanism, awarded to primary investigators of high-scoring R01 applications with early-stage investigator status, affords the initial 5-year R01 funding period an opportunity for a 2-year extension to pursue additional research aims. Read more.