Einstein Secures More Than $160 Million in NIH Grants for Major Research Projects in 2016
Investigators at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded more than $160 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2016. The grants provide critical support for major research projects in aging, intellectual and developmental disabilities, diabetes, cancer and infectious diseases. Other key areas for which Einstein received federal support include developmental brain research, neuroscience, advanced cellular imaging, cardiac disease and initiatives to reduce health disparities.
In addition to grants for investigator-initated research projects and training for students, faculty and postdoctoral fellows, Einstein received major new and renewal awards for Einstein centers, including:
- The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research ($2.9 million), led by Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D., R.N., and Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., R.D.
- The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center ($6 million), led by Steven Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D., and Sophie Molholm, Ph.D.
- Einstein Aging Study, ($12.2 million) led by Richard Lipton, M.D., and Marty Sliwinksi, Ph.D., at Pennsylvania State University.
Other major program and collaboration grants were:
- Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS, ($9.4 million), led by Kathryn Anastos, M.D., and Dennis Nash, Ph.D., at the City University of New York
- Developmental Mechanisms of Human Congenital Heart Disease, ($7.5 million), led by Bernice Morrow, Ph.D.
- Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, ($5.3 million), led by Judy Aschner, M.D.
Read about more Einstein grants, as well as published research, in Research Round-up.