Two NIH stimulus grants have enabled a Stanford investigator to hire a medicinal chemist to help develop heart disease drugs and an experienced cell biologist to conduct experiments.
Among the 11 new positions at Stanford, which are funded by an NIH stimulus grant to help find ways for elderly people to stay healthy, are three that are the first-full-time jobs for new college graduates.
NIH stimulus funding for a Stanford effort to use stem cells to repair skeletal damage makes possible the hiring of a postdoctoral scholar and a technician.
The grant that had funded Eric Greer’s research ran out once he received his PhD. Thanks to NIH stimulus money, the Stanford scientist is able to continue working on his investigation.
For the investigations under one Stanford scientist, NIH stimulus grants have created at least eight new research jobs at Stanford, as well as supplementing the pay of 11 other employees at the schools of medicine and engineering.
Once on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Helen D'Arceuil, PhD, had been unemployed until NIH stimulus funds created a job for her developing a new cancer therapy at Stanford.
An NIH stimulus grant to compare effectiveness of different medications for patients with AIDS creates two new jobs, including a research assistant position that is giving a recent Stanford graduate his first job out of college.
Four Stanford research positions will be created with NIH stimulus funds, as part of an effort to find new treatments for a lung disease that affects premature infants.
Visiting medical rotations are common for advanced medical students, but the students must pay their own living expenses and travel costs. Through an NIH stimulus grant, Stanford can now pay the living and travel expenses for 14 underprivileged minority students during their four-week rotations.
Thanks to NIH stimulus funding, Stanford medical school has been able to create two new jobs for researchers with expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging.
A postdoctoral scholar and a research assistant, who have devoted their past few years at Stanford to developing a better way to test for rejection of transplanted organs, are able to continue working on the project, due to NIH stimulus funds.
Stimulus funding will enable a Stanford medical school lab to retain a postdoctoral scholar, who has expertise in the molecular mechanism involved in a congenital heart condition, just as her funding was about to run out.