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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.

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