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BIDMC's George Tsokos, M.D., Receives NIH MERIT Award

July 31, 2013

BOSTON -- George Tsokos, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received a prestigious MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Tsokos received the award from the NIH's National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for his longstanding work investigating molecular T-cell defects underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The funding will support his project "Gene Transcription in SLE," in an extended cycle of 10 years, rather than the standard five-year timeframe of R01 grants.

MERIT stands for Method to Extend Research in Time, and these awards are presented at the discretion of the NIH to outstanding scientists who have demonstrated a stellar record of research accomplishments during their careers. Fewer than five percent of investigators are selected to receive these prestigious grants, which are made independent of an application process to recognize "consistent and excellent contributions to scientific knowledge."

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Source: EurekAlert


BIDMC's George Tsokos, M.D., Receives NIH MERIT Award

July 31, 2013

BOSTON -- George Tsokos, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received a prestigious MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Tsokos received the award from the NIH's National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for his longstanding work investigating molecular T-cell defects underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The funding will support his project "Gene Transcription in SLE," in an extended cycle of 10 years, rather than the standard five-year timeframe of R01 grants.

MERIT stands for Method to Extend Research in Time, and these awards are presented at the discretion of the NIH to outstanding scientists who have demonstrated a stellar record of research accomplishments during their careers. Fewer than five percent of investigators are selected to receive these prestigious grants, which are made independent of an application process to recognize "consistent and excellent contributions to scientific knowledge."

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: EurekAlert



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