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CSHL awarded Pre-College Science Education Grant by HHMI

Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is the only New York metro area institution awarded a five-year grant for its pre-college science education programs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The program we will pursue will be a model for how research institutions can interact with large school systems and transform science education for urban students, said...

HHMI awards Brandeis professor $1 million to draw minorities into science

Waltham, MA Brandeis chemistry professor Irving Epstein has been awarded $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to spearhead a novel program aimed at drawing more minority students into science and medicine. The $1 million award one of 20 nationwide designed to energize scientific education at the undergraduate level--comes at a time when the dearth of minorities in the scie...

HHMI awards international research grants to 28 scientists

Tams Freund, a Hungarian neuroscientist, and 27 other exceptional scientists in eight countries have been selected to receive international research awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This is Freund's third HHMI research grant. His first, in 1995, was pivotal in his decision to stay in Hungary despite prestigious job offers in the West. A second grant in 2000 enabled him to b...

HHMI awards $19 million to Latin American, Canadian scientists

... The competitive awards recognize the accomplishments and promise of biomedical researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. They also help build the research capacity of countries that have a strong tradition of science but insufficient resources to adequately support world-class research, by supporting scientific leaders and strengthening t...

HHMI hosts international scientists at Janelia Farm Research Campus

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HHMI helps physicians launch careers in research

The first few years as a junior faculty member at an academic medical center can make or break a physician who wants a career in biomedical research. Two reasons why new faculty physicians abandon plans for research careers are lack of flexible funding to accommodate the needs of new labs and lack of time to actually do research. ...... In fact, focus groups of young physicians--all of them al...

HHMI professor's phage-hunters strike pay dirt

A handful of Pittsburgh high school and college students, openly encouraged to dig in the dirt around their homes and schools by their teachers and professors, have isolated and characterized 30 viruses that infect bacteria. As a result of their foray into the world of scientific discovery, the students are now co-authors of an upcoming research article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.........

HHMI awards $86.4 million for undergraduate science education

Biology is evolving rapidly, with more and more discoveries arising from interaction with other disciplines such as chemistry, mathematics and computer science. Undergraduate biology education is having a hard time keeping up. To address this challenge, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is investing $86.4 million in bold and innovative science education programs at research universities...

HHMI's experiment in changing scientific culture

Today's academic and industrial research models have become far too conservative, according to Gerald M. Rubin, director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus. ......Rubin presents his provocative viewpoints on the state on biomedical research in a ......An internationally recognized geneticist...

HHMI awards $10 million to graduate programs that combine science and medicine

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute wants to shorten the time it takes to translate basic science discoveries into new medical treatments by challenging graduate schools to change the way students are trained. As a first step, HHMI has awarded $10 million to fund 13 innovative graduate programs that will introduce Ph.D. students to the world of clinical medicine. ... ..."We, like many others, are...

Science magazine invites science-education content for new HHMI-supported section

Editors at the journal ......The two-page, monthly section--a joint effort with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), directed by w...

HHMI and Science partner to improve science education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the journal Science have begun a collaboration to showcase innovative approaches to teaching science through a new monthly section of the journal that will debut in 2006. The new section will provide a vehicle to engage research scientists in thinking about ways to improve education at all levels, by providing a forum for sharing ideas and sparking d...

Six Central European scientists awarded EMBO/HHMI startup grants

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) have singled out six outstanding Central European scientists to receive the EMBO/HHMI Startup Grants. These awards will help the scientists establish their first independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Hungary. Selection for the grants is a mark of the highest scientific excellen...

Central European scientists awarded EMBO/HHMI startup grants

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) have singled out six outstanding Central European scientists to receive EMBO/HHMI Startup Grants. These awards will help the scientists establish their first independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Hungary. Selection for the grants is a mark of the highest scientific excellence....

HHMI awards $10 million for interdisciplinary graduate education

Biomedical science is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, as reliant on the physical and computational sciences as on biology. But how are the biomedical investigators of the future going to learn to work effectively across disciplinary lines? ...... U.S. universities will lead the way, using 10 grants of $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to initiate fundamental chan...

Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh receive educational grant from HHMI

PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, has received a prestigious grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support the development of an interdisciplinary joint doctoral program in computational biology. ......The $1 million grant, one of only 10 awarded from a competition of 132 applicants nationwide, will support the new Ph.D....

Menzies Research Institute director named HHMI International Research Scholar

Menzies Research Institute Director, Professor Simon Foote, has been awarded US$350,000 over five years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar to fight the debilitating parasitic disease, malaria....... Professor Foote says it is a great honour to be awarded this international scholarship, with the award providing the Institute the opportunity to further expand...

42 biomedical scientists worldwide named HHMI international research scholars

Tuberculosis, malaria, hemorrhagic fevers, and anthrax all are infectious and parasitic diseases posing a global problem that calls for a global solution. So the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is awarding $17.5 million to 42 outstanding scientists in 20 countries to tackle the mysteries of the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying infectious and parasitic disease. What they learn co...

HHMI awards first Gilliam Graduate Fellowships

The late James H. Gilliam, Jr., a charter Trustee of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), spent a lifetime fostering diversity and opportunity in education and science. Now six talented graduate students with diverse backgrounds will carry on in his name....... HHMI today announced the recipients of its first Gilliam Fellowships: Imran Babar from Minnesota; Meisha Bynoe from St. Vincent and th...

HHMI taps two Long Island researchers as among the nation's most promising scientists

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced the selection of 43 of the nation's most promising biomedical scientists as new HHMI investigators. Two of these scientists, Gregory Hannon and Scott Lowe, are researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island (photos available on request)....... "We are committed to providing these scientists--and the nearly 300 scientists who...

HHMI professor, 138 undergraduates identify essential genes in eye formation

A Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor and 138 of his undergraduates have co-authored a paper that provides the first genome-wide estimate of vital genes that are also essential for eye development of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The undergraduates are students in a unique biology class taught by HHMI professor Utpal Banerjee at the University of California, Los Ange...

EMBO, HHMI join forces to promote brain gain

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the European Molecular Biology Organization want to attract some of the world's most promising scientists to Central Europe. To help them establish their first independent laboratories there, the organizations are launching the EMBO/HHMI Startup Grants three-year awards of $75,000 U.S. annually. ...... The new grants spring from a joint initiative of HHMI...

HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced this morning that the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to , an HHMI investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The scientists were honored for their discoveries that clarify how the olfactory system works. ...... Axel and Buck discovered a large gene family,...
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