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Professor Aydogan Ozcan receives 2009 NIH Director's New Innovator Award

September 2009

Aydogan Ozcan has been selected to receive the 2009 NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the most prestigious award given to young faculty by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award amounts to $1.5 million over five years to support highly innovative research projects.

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award program is different from traditional NIH grants. It is designed specifically to support unusually creative new investigators with highly innovative research ideas at an early stage of their career when they may lack the preliminary data required for traditional grants. The review process emphasizes the individual's creativity, the innovativeness 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.

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