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Early Career Researchers

The NHLBI supports the research training of predoctoral students, postdoctoral trainees or fellows, or recent bachelor's or master's degree graduates. A research supplement program promotes diversity in health-related research.

The Recovery Act has enabled the NHLBI to foster the careers of hundreds of America’s future biomedical leaders while meeting the core objectives of the stimulus package: creating jobs and investing in the future of America’s biomedical research.

Recovery Act Supports New Faculty at Biomedical Core Centers

The NHLBI has invested Recovery Act funds to help institutions across the country hire promising new scientists.  The early career years — directly after training — are a pivotal time when securing funding can be the deciding factor in whether a researcher stays in science. Through grants funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), the NIH and the NHLBI are supporting America’s next generation of scientists by providing institutions with funding to hire new faculty to augment or expand their biomedical research efforts. These biomedical core centers focus on areas of research relevant to the NIH. The grants provide institutions with the resources needed to help new faculty launch their careers while also enabling the institutions to develop pilot research projects.

In September 2009, the NHLBI awarded more than $20 million in P30 grants to 35 institutions in 20 states to support heart, lung, blood, and sleep-related research. Institutions match the two-year P30 grants with two additional years of funding, providing a healthy, four-year seed time for new faculty members to establish their research program.

Meet some of these new faculty members:

Photo of Nadia Ahmad, Ph.D.Nadia Ahmad, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Improvement of Communication Process and Outcomes after Newborn Genetic Screening
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $336,885
More information about the grant
Photo of Jaehyung "Gus" Cho, Ph.D.Jaehyung "Gus" Cho, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Intravital Microscopy for Development and Therapy of Vascular Diseases
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $626,847
More information about the grant
Photo of Viviana Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D.Viviana Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor on Tenure Track, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
The Role of Complement Proteins in Cardiovascular Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $655,023
More information about the grant

Photo of Lie Gao, M.D., Ph.D.Lie Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
Support for the recruit of a tenure track faculty member, Lie Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $556,414
More information about the grant
Photo of Anthony N. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D.Anthony N. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado
Fostering Collaborations and the Career of a Newly Recruited Pulmonary Scientist
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $633,498
More information about the grant
Photo of Nikki Jernigan, Ph.D.Nikki Jernigan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Building Core Programs in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $600,210
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Building Core Programs in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of the Director
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $491,265
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,091,475
Photo of Kristen Knutson, Ph.D.Kristen Knutson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Sleep Disorders Research Program
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $616,348
More information about the grant
Photo of Anna P. Lam, M.D.Anna P. Lam, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Recruitment of New Faculty to Enhance Research in Lung Biology
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $440,700
More information about the grant
Photo of Jayaraj Rajagopal, M.D.Jayaraj Rajagopal, M.D.
Pulmonologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Center for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) Support for New Faculty Member
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $715,076
More information about the grant
Photo of Sara Roedl, A.B.D.Sara Roedl, A.B.D.
Research Scientist, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A Rapid-Throughout Feedback Intervention for Population-Scale Communication Quality Assurance Projects
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,940
Photo of Eric Schmidt, M.D.Eric Schmidt, M.D.
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Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Molecular Physiology Core Applied to Acute Lung Injury
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $527,802
More information about the grant

Photo of Bryan J. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.Bryan J. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Supporting New Faculty Recruitment through Biomedical Research Core Center
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $578,335
More information about the grant
Photo of Scott Witting, Ph.D.Scott Witting, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
New Faculty Recruitment to the Indiana University Gene Therapy Program
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $407,810
More information about the grant

Photo of Lei Yang, Ph.D.Lei Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Stem Cell Core, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Faculty Recruitment and Core Resource Development in Stem Cell Biology
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $660,467
More information about the grant

 


Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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