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NIH Awards Over $200 Million to Support Biomedical Research

October 5, 2022 by TWN Staff
The National Institutes of Health.

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has awarded 103 new research grants, totaling some $285 million, to support highly innovative scientists who propose visionary and broadly impactful meritorious behavioral and biomedical research projects.

The 2022 NIH Director’s Awards are bestowed through the institute’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, and are intended to “enable exceptionally creative scientists to push the boundaries of biomedical science.”

Awarded projects included studying the impact exposure to fracking might have on pregnancy and conception; how brain mechanisms influence memory performance; the neural basis of social bias and association using the female songbird as a model; tissue regeneration using the uterus as a model; a mixed methods examination of skin tone and health among African Americans across the United States; and a new model organism to lead in the development of an HIV vaccine. 

“The science advanced by these researchers is poised to blaze new paths of discovery in human health,” said Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., who is performing the duties of the director of the NIH. 

“This unique cohort of scientists will transform what is known in the biological and behavioral world. We are privileged to support this innovative science,” Tabak added.

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