The National Institutes of Health has awarded six grants totaling approximately $12 million over 3 years through a new initiative aimed at fostering a diverse scientific workforce. The initiative, called the NIH Director’s ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce, is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
The Pathfinder Award supports exceptionally creative scientists who propose highly innovative, and possibly transforming, approaches to scientific workforce diversity. Awardees must devote a major portion (generally 30 percent or more) of their research effort to the Pathfinder activity.
"The Pathfinder Award reflects NIH's long-standing commitment to promoting a scientific workforce that is representative of the diversity of the U.S. population," said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. "Such diversity generates new perspectives, approaches and answers to challenging problems. We're optimistic that these awards will help identify new methods for addressing the compelling need to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups who pursue careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences."
Each grantee received approximately $2 million for their project. The principal investigators and their research activities are:
To speak to an NIH official about the new grants, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 301-496-7301 or http://www.nigms.nih.gov.
NIGMS supports basic research to increase our understanding of life processes and lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. For more information on the Institute's research and training programs, see http://www.nigms.nih.gov.
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.
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