Channel

National Institutes of Health

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R&D Budget

$30.1 billion

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Number of Labs

900+

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Number of Scientists

6,000


PROFILE

Courtney Fitzhugh

National Institutes of Health

Laboratory of Sickle Mortality

trying to improve treatments for patients with sickle cell disease

Primary Research

Biology

Challenges

Sickle Cell Disease

“I initially wanted to be a family practitioner, but when I went to medical school I realized I was more interested in taking care of sick patients.”
– Courtney Fitzhugh

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ABOUT Courtney Fitzhugh

  • Nationality
  • USA
  • Were my parents scientists?
  • Dad
  • Am I worrier?
  • No
  • Am I imaginative?
  • Somewhat
  • Am I competitive?
  • Yes
  • Am I spontaneous or a planner?
  • Planner