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Poster Session Draws 90+ Early-Career Biomedical Scientists

June 3rd, 2014

More than 90 Boston-area biomedical scientists gathered on May 28 for the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation’s Excellence in Biomedical Research program’s annual Scientific Poster Session. The session reflected the diversity of ground-breaking science funded by the Foundation, ranging from the neural basis of food cues and hunger to the regeneration of limbs and organs to the effects of environmental toxins on immunity. Now in its 23rd year, the program has funded 137 early-career biomedical scientists from Boston-area medical schools and hospitals, for a total of $25.1 million in awarded grants.

Administered by The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action, the program provides five to seven $300,000, three-year grants ($100,000 per year) annually to allow early-career researchers to focus on their scientific research before they may be eligible for major federal grant support.

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Poster Session Draws 90+ Early-Career Biomedical Scientists