E

mory University hematology scientist Renhao Li had received a decade’s worth of funding from the National Institutes of Health for his platelet storage research — when suddenly his funding dried up.

The R01 score for his grant remained high, but he just missed the mark to get funded again from NIH. Rather than placing the brakes on his research, Li was able to secure $150,000 in bridge funding from the American Society of Hematology’s “Bridge Grants” program, which helped continue his research as he reapplied for NIH funding.

This is a STAT Plus article and you can unlock it by subscribing to STAT Plus today. It's easy! Your first 30 days are free and if you don't enjoy your subscription you can cancel any time.
Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Leave a Comment

Please enter your name.
Please enter a comment.

Sign up for our Biotech newsletter — The Readout

Your daily guide to what’s new in biotech.