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Announcing the Recipients of the 2018 New Investigator Awards

By August 27, 2018No Comments

The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Developmental Core is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s New Investigator Awards.

The purpose of the CFAR New Investigator Award program is to provide support ($45-$55,000/year for 1-2 years) to promising early career HIV/AIDS investigators. The NIA encourages junior investigators to conduct independent research, acquire preliminary data to use for external grant submissions, receive career mentorship, and write additional grants to obtain funding to continue their HIV research careers. NIAs are central to our CFAR mission and have been foundational to jump-starting the careers of many investigators at our consortium institutions, including mine.

The proposals were recently reviewed by the CFAR Executive Committee, along with internal and external reviewers; we are incredibly thankful to the reviewers who volunteered their time for this important process. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Ann Collier, Roland Strong, Ruanne Barnabas, and the Biometrics Core for their generous and enthusiastic efforts leading the NIA review process.

After receiving a record number of applications this year, we are excited to announce that we are funding seven NIA proposals this year. These proposals represent multiple CFAR institutions – including UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Hawai’i – as well as a variety of types of science: clinical and epidemiologic investigation, basic laboratory discovery, and quantitative research. The awardees are listed below and in the attached pdf.  We look forward to seeing the results of their projects!