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TexasAs a young girl, Brett Anitra Gilbert wanted to be a doctor.

Her dream came true, in a way: She earned a doctorate in entrepreneurship.

Now, the assistant professor of management at Texas A&M University has won a 2010 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Fellowship in entrepreneurship research and $50,000 to support her work.

Gilbert, 34, researches the effect of geographic clustering on new ventures. That means she studies whether bunches of similar businesses in one region, such as Silicon Valley, help or hurt the creation of companies and technologies.

She's one of five junior faculty members named as Kauffman fellows and the only one from a Texas school. Kauffman's 2-year-old program is designed to recognize and nurture university scholars involved in cutting-edge research in entrepreneurship.

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Author: Sheryl Jean