NEWARK, N.J. – Mona Batish, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, is one of 14 scientists nationwide who have received the 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award. This prestigious award program, which includes funding of $1.25 million for five years, is designed to encourage young scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific creativity, intellectual maturity and leadership skills with the opportunity to conduct independent biomedical research by skipping the conventional post-doctoral training period, and moving directly into a faculty position at a sponsoring university.
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