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Two UCSF Scientists Win NIH New Innovator Awards

October 5, 2017

Congratulations to two UCSF scientists for their work in innovating toward improved patient care! The highly competitive grants, which were announced today among 86 such awards nationwide, were made under the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supported by the NIH Common Fund.

Professor of Medicine Anna Molofsky, MD, PhD, studies glial cells – a broad class of non-neuronal cells in the brain whose functions range from structural support and immune modulation to active participation in electrical signaling and brain plasticity, once considered the sole domain of neurons.

Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH, is a leader in the field of skin cancer prevention, and uses her joint training in dermatology and public health to better understand the causes of skin cancer and to develop data-driven approaches to prevention.

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