BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selectedthree finalists of the inaugural Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists (Trailblazer Prize): Daniel Bauer, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Jaehyuk Choi,
"The FNIH is delighted to recognize these three outstanding clinician-scientists as the finalists of the 2018 Trailblazer Prize. Even in the earliest stages of their careers, they are driving innovations in the lab that can directly translate into new approaches for preventing and treating disease," said Steven M. Paul, M.D., Chairman of the Board, FNIH. "We hope that showcasing their unique work through this prize will inspire a new generation of clinician-scientists, whose work is invaluable to the medical field."
The finalists were selected by a jury of five distinguished biomedical clinical-scientists, chaired by Dr. Paul, from more than 100 outstanding nominations for the following accomplishments:
In addition to Dr. Paul, other members of the esteemed jury include:
"We had an overwhelming response to our call for nominations for the first year of the Trailblazer Prize with many outstanding nominees, but these exemplary clinician-scientists rose to the top of the list," said Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, FNIH. "Their innovative research will undoubtedly improve patient care in their fields far into the future."
For more information about the Trailblazer Prize, visit fnih.org/TrailblazerPrize.
About the Foundation for the National Institutes of HealthThe Foundation for the National Institutes of Health creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the NIH, the world's premier medical research agency. The Foundation, also known as the FNIH, works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Established by Congress in 1990, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For additional information about the FNIH, please visit fnih.org.
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