Young, Brilliant and Underfunded
Date: October 08, 2014
Featured in the Opinion Pages of the New York Times, Andy Harris writes about the growing average age of NIH grant recipients, which has left many young investigators out in the cold. “We’ll never know what breakthroughs were missed because young investigators were not provided with the resources necessary to pursue unique ideas over the last 15 years. They may have had the idea that would have led to a cure for ovarian cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or pediatric cardiomyopathy.” Harris’ main point is that it is vital to identify and invest in researchers in their prime. Read the full article, including Harris’ suggestions for how to change the existing problem, here.