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NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures
Date:10/7/2008

also be expected to have other injuries such as burns, trauma or infections, in addition to radiation exposure. However, research in the area of radiation combined injury has been lacking.

The NIAID initiative will help stimulate research in the area of treating people with radiation combined injuries. Ten grants, estimated to be up to $2 million over five years, have been awarded to the following investigators:

  • Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Nelson J. Chao, M.D., Duke University, Durham, NC
  • John R. Fike, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco
  • M. Waleed Gaber, Ph.D., and Duane D. Miller, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Juliann G. Kiang, Ph.D., Armed Forced Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, IL
  • James A. Lederer, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • David M. Rocke, Ph.D., and R. Rivkah Isseroff, M.D., University of California Davis
  • Ping Wang, M.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY
  • Hartmut Weiler, Ph.D., Blood Center of Wisconsin, Incorporated, Milwaukee

Through these combined efforts, NIAID and HHS hope to accelerate the development of medical countermeasures against radiation exposure to help the public health community successfully protect and treat people in the event of a nuclear terrorist attack.


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Contact: Julie Wu
wujuli@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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