Pew Biomedical Scholars

Meet the 2015 Class

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 2015 class visit the scholars directory.

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  • Pew Scholars Honored for Outstanding Genetic Research

    Pew scholars Maria Barna, Ph.D., and Carolyn McBride, Ph.D., were named winners Sept. 1 of the 2016 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. Given every three years by the Genetics Society of America, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding genetic research by women early in their independent faculty careers. Barna and McBride were honored for their diligence, creativity, and promising... Read More

  • Pew Scholar Stephen Elledge Wins 2015 Lasker Award

    Stephen Elledge, Ph.D., an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professor at Harvard Medical School and 1991 Pew scholar, has been named co-winner of the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his groundbreaking work to uncover how cells respond to damaged DNA. First given in 1945, the Lasker Award is considered one of the world’s highest scientific honors and... Read More

  • Pew Scholar Identifies Potential Targets for Treating ALS

    ALS, the disease that was the focus of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign on social media last year, has confounded scientists for decades. People afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative illness also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, gradually lose their ability to walk, speak, and eventually breathe. Treatment options are limited, and there is no known cure. Read More


Featured Biomedical Researcher

Take a closer look at some of the outstanding scholars and fellows that Pew has supported since 1985.

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