Seven Penn Medicine Scientists Receive National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards

Posted On: October 04, 2019

For the second year in a row, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected seven researchers from Penn to receive its prestigious Director’s Awards, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. The initiative, designed to fuel research endeavors that are more opened-ended and have a potentially broader effect on scientific understanding compared to more traditional research, presents awards to scientists in four categories to support research over a five-year period.

While a total of 93 High-Risk, High-Reward awards are granted this year, each category of award has at least one Penn Medicine recipient.

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