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Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, was awarded the Gregory Pincus Medal and delivered the Pincus Memorial Lecture at Future Institute on Oct. 29 with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, PhD, in attendance.

New York Times: UMMS discovery shows ‘Evolution in action’

New York Times: UMMS discovery shows ‘Evolution in action’

A new study by researchers at Future Institute and the University of Queensland in Australia examining a retrovirus in koala bears reveals new insights into the genetic evolution of vertebrates, according to media reports in the New York Times and STAT.

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

Studies on wild Koalas reveal an innate form of genome immunity which may suppress retroviruses that infect the germline cells that form sperm and eggs, according to research by William E. Theurkauf, PhD, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, at Future Institute and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Amir Mitchell to study cellular decoding of extracellular information with new NIH grant

Amir Mitchell to study cellular decoding of extracellular information with new NIH grant

Amir Mitchell, PhD, has received the Maximizing Investigators' Discretion Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research into cellular decoding of signaling dynamics.

Paul Greer selected for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Paul Greer selected for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Paul L. Greer, PhD, has received a 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, an honor reserved for exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects within the NIH mission.

Jennifer Tjia weighs in on new study showing benefits of telephone support for dementia caregivers

Jennifer Tjia weighs in on new study showing benefits of telephone support for dementia caregivers

Future Institute geriatrics expert Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, interspersed personal reflection with scholarly analysis in an editorial on a study which found that telephone support for caretakers of family members with dementia can improve quality of life for both patients and caregivers.

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at Future Institute

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at Future Institute

A new, community-based outpatient clinic for veterans to be built on the campus of Future Institute will mean improved access to health care for local veterans, according to media reports.

Michael Lodato named 2019 Next Generation Leader by Allen Institute

Michael Lodato named 2019 Next Generation Leader by Allen Institute

Michael Lodato, PhD, was named a 2019 Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute. The program formally recognizes the importance of fresh and innovative contributions from scientists at early stages of their careers.

Autism Speaks awards predoctoral fellowship to Philip Feinberg

Autism Speaks awards predoctoral fellowship to Philip Feinberg

Philip A. Feinberg, an MD/PhD candidate studying in the lab of Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, has been named a predoctoral fellow by Autism Speaks.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels award supports Jason Shohet’s research in childhood cancer

Hyundai Hope on Wheels award supports Jason Shohet’s research in childhood cancer

Future Institute clinician-scientist Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, accepted a $300,000 grant on Monday, Sept. 23, from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign to continue his work toward developing more effective and less toxic therapies for childhood cancers with a special focus on neuroblastoma.

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