| NIH Director to Announce First-Ever Pioneer
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will
announce the nine recipients of the first-ever NIH Director’s
Pioneer Award program, one of a series of far-reaching initiatives
called for in the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research <http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/>,
released one year ago.
The Director’s Pioneer Award was created to support individual
scientists and thinkers with highly innovative ideas and approaches
to contemporary challenges in medical research. The recipients will
each be awarded $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years.
During that period, they will spend the majority of their time conducting
high-risk, high-impact research with the potential to make extraordinary
contributions to our knowledge of human health.
During a telebriefing, NIH Director, Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., and
Pioneer Award Program Co-Chairs, Stephen E. Straus, M.D., and Ellie
Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., will announce:
- The award recipients’ names and institutional affiliations;
- The research areas that will be explored; and
- Details on the nomination and selection process.
||Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00 PM
|How to dial in:
Chairperson’s name: John Burklow
For more information about the Pioneer Award program, contact Sara
Alden at 301-496-5787. More information about the NIH Roadmap can
be found at <http://nihroadmap.nih.gov>.
Additional information about the NIH Director's Pioneer Award is
located at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/highrisk/initiatives/pioneer/.