09/25/2009 - Kevin Janes, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, is one of 55 engineers and scientists from around the country to receive a 2009 National Institutes of Health "New Innovator Award."
Since 2007, the New Innovator Awards have supported unusually creative new investigators with highly innovative research ideas at an early stage of their career. The evaluation process emphasizes the individual's creativity, the novelty of the research approaches and the potential of the project, if successful, to have a significant impact on an important biomedical or behavioral research problem.
Janes received a doctorate in bioengineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. He completed his postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School and joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2008. He was one of 17 young faculty recently selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Similar to the NIH New Innovator Award, the Pew Scholar Award invests in the promise of the nation’s most innovative early-career investigators.
Read the full article NIH Names Kevin Janes a 'New Innovator' on UVA Today's Web site.