|A Statement from the NIH Director, Elias A.
Regarding the 2006 NIH-Supported Presidential Early Career Award
for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Recipients
"NIH is extraordinarily proud of supporting 12 PECASE winners
who have, early in their research careers, shown exceptional potential
for scientific leadership during the twenty-first century — the
essence of this award. We look forward to continued innovation
from these outstanding investigators as they push the frontiers
of medical research during this pivotal time for scientific discovery."
Eleven NIH grantees and one intramural scientist have been selected
by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to be
among this year's 58 researchers to receive the Presidential Award.
Since the program began in 1996, NIH has now funded a total of
129 PECASE recipients. A complete list of NIH-supported PECASE
recipients and program information is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/pecase.htm.
The Office of the Director, the central office at NIH, is responsible
for setting policy for NIH, which includes 27 Institutes and Centers.
This involves planning, managing, and coordinating the programs
and activities of all NIH components. The Office of the Director
also includes program offices which are responsible for stimulating
specific areas of research throughout NIH. Additional information
is available at http://www.nih.gov/icd/od/.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.