Pitt researchers awarded NIH High Risk, High Reward grants

Projects by five Pitt researchers in the School of Medicine were among the 106 grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health to support highly innovative and impactful biomedical, behavioral and social sciences research.

These grants — part of the High Risk, High Reward Research program — grants support transformative work that pushes the boundaries of knowledge.

“To have five of our faculty members recognized in a single year is, indeed, cause for celebration,” said Anantha Shekhar, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine. “These well-deserved awards recognize the outstanding potential of our early career investigators and highlight the academic environment at the University of Pittsburgh that fosters excellence in basic and clinical biomedical research.”

Among this year’s awardees were:

Jishnu Das, Department of Immunology

Christopher Donnelly, Department of Neurobiology

Yi-Nan Gong, Department of Immunology

Dwi Utami Kemaladewi, Department of Pediatrics

Guang Li, Department of Developmental Biology

Read more about their research on Pittwire.