Rita Allen Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Monday, July 1, 2019

Rita Allen Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

The Rita Allen Foundation has named its 2019 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, celebrating ten young leaders in the biomedical sciences whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health. The selected Scholars will receive grants of up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years to conduct innovative research on critical topics in cancer, immunology, and neuroscience—including how novel genes originate and evolve, how the brain controls the perception of pain, and how maternal interactions influence neonatal health.

The 2019 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars includes five scholars whose research relates to the biology of pain—a complex neurobiological system with widespread societal impact. Three of these Award in Pain Scholars are supported by the Open Philanthropy Project. This new support allows the number of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars to reach a new high in the program’s 43-year history.

“We welcome this remarkable group of scientists—their bold approaches to research will extend the frontiers of biomedical science in at times unexpected, transformative directions,” said Elizabeth Good Christopherson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rita Allen Foundation...

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