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Foundation Researchers Honored as Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

Congratulations to Rainin Foundation grantees Michel Bagnat, PhD, of Duke University, and Ken Cadwell, PhD, of New York University School of Medicine, as well as our Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Fischbach, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, on being named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars.

This new Faculty Scholar Program will support 84 outstanding early-career scientists who have potential to make exceptional contributions to their field. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined forces to create this program in response to growing concern about the research funding challenges that early-career scientists face. The philanthropies will invest $83 million over five years to support the first cohort of scientists.

The Rainin Foundation is committed to investing in early-career scientists to broaden the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research and promote the long-term impact of pioneering scientists. We believe that supporting novel, high-risk research and allowing investigators to push boundaries gives us the best chance of discovering breakthroughs in IBD research.

The Rainin Foundation is honored to have supported Dr. Bagnat’s and Dr. Cadwell’s research, and deeply appreciative of Dr. Fischbach’s contributions on our Scientific Advisory Board. We are eager to see how their research progresses and advances our understanding of IBD.

Learn more about this program on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.

Top photo: Dr. Michael Fischbach, Kenneth Rainin Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member at our 2015 Innovations Symposium. Photo credit: Doorstep Photography.

Pamela Bentley, PhD

Pamela Bentley, PhD

Program Associate, Health

Pamela contributes to the Health Program goal of empowering researchers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Read more.


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