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Generation innovation: Young UC San Diego bioengineer to use NIH grant to fuel tissue engineering
Date:9/22/2008

to address fundamental knowledge gaps, develop transformative tools and technologies, and to foster innovative approaches to complex problems. The awards are also intended to accelerate the translation of risky science and research to improvements in human health.

For young scientists like Christman, support from federal funding agencies such as the NIH is critical to boosting their careers and new fields such as bioengineering.

"In bioengineering innovation is brought about by bringing different fields together medicine, chemistry, engineering and biology," she said. "Bioengineers often create new technologies, so it's important to fund this field, which sometimes has risky science but can have big rewards for human health."


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Contact: Andrea Siedsma
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University of California - San Diego
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