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Health Agencies Update
November 24, 2004

Risky Research Rewarded

JAMA. 2004;292(20):2457. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2457-a

A National Institutes of Health program formed to support individuals with innovative biomedical research proposals announced that it was making its first round of awards to 9 scientists, who each will receive $500 000 in direct costs per year for 5 years. The program, the Director’s Pioneer Award, was established in January 2004 to encourage high-risk, high-impact projects related to the improvement of human health (http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/highrisk/index.asp).

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