Pew Biomedical Scholars

Meet the 2017 Class

2017 Pew Biomedical Scholars

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 2017 class visit the scholars directory.


Our Work

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  • 6 Research Teams to Collaborate, Seek Cutting-Edge Discoveries

    Some of the most cutting-edge discoveries often occur when scientists from different backgrounds and perspectives combine their knowledge and expertise. The Pew Charitable Trusts has long encouraged collaboration among the researchers who participate in our biomedical science programs. Now, six partnerships forged by alumni of Pew’s programs will receive financial support to pursue... Read More

  • Metals Targeted in Search for New Cancer Therapies

    The thing that excites Donita C. Brady, Ph.D., the most about research is that it allows her to do and learn something new every day. “It’s really uncharted territory,” Brady said. “We get to be the first to look into this.” Brady is an assistant professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a 2016 Pew biomedical scholar. In... Read More

  • The Mystery of Hair Growth, Untangled

    Hair follicles on the body correspond with each other, according to a new study by 2016 Pew biomedical scholar Maksim Plikus, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine. Plikus’ research has shown that follicles throughout the human body communicate via a major signaling pathway that helps to dictate when and where hair should grow. The hairs on different parts of our body grow to... Read More

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