Pew Biomedical Scholars

Meet the 2016 Class

Pew Biomedical Scholars 2016

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

For more information about the 2016 class visit the scholars directory.


Biomedical Programs Bolster Promising Early-Career Scientists

June 07, 2016

Over the last 30 years, Pew’s biomedical programs have supported more than 800 innovative, early-career researchers who are working to advance human health. More than just providing financial support, the programs give scientists the opportunity to learn from a network of established researchers through collaboration and mentorship.

In this video, scholars and fellows describe how the mentorship component of Pew’s biomedical programs has fostered their research and professional development.

Learn more about the Pew’s investments in biomedical researchers: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/biomedical-research.

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    For decades, researchers have thought that damage to nerve cells in the central nervous system of humans and other mammals was irreversible. But today, new research by Andy Huberman, a 2013 Pew scholar and associate professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, has upended that theory—and sparked a revolution in the way that scientists study nerve regeneration. Read More

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    Two Pew scholars worked together to explore the roots of aggressive cancers, and published their findings in the May 26 issue of Cell Reports. Agnel Sfeir, a 2014 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, and Eros Lazzerini Denchi, a 2011 Pew scholar at the Scripps Research Institute, discovered that when two proteins (POT1 and p53)... Read More

  • Exceptional Early-Career Scientists Named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

    The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 22 exceptional early-career scientists as Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars is drawn from prestigious institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research. Read More

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