The NIH has presented 81 awards to scientists around the country to pursue translational science on a visionary scale. The Common Fund High Risk-High Reward program includes the NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator and Transformative Research awards: all designed to encourage creativity in biomedical and behavioral research. Read more about the awards and see the full list of recipients.
2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator award recipients:
Mark Churchland, PhD, Neuroscience
Wei Min, PhD, Chemistry
2012 NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects award recipients:
Asa Abeliovich, MD, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology
Milan N. Stojanovic, PhD, Medicine-Nephrology