NIEHS and the National Institute on Aging foster scientific collaboration through their Joint Fellowship Program.
NIEHS and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have announced the 2020 NIEHS-NIA Joint Fellowship Program (JFP) grant winners. The funding opportunity supports dual research projects, with scientists from the institutes working together for two years. The financial support allows each team to hire a postdoctoral fellow to work exclusively with them.
JFP began in 2018 with funding for three research efforts. “This highly competitive program is a great example of collaboration between two NIH [National Institutes of Health] institutes on different campuses,” said Darryl Zeldin, M.D., NIEHS scientific director.
“Environmental exposures are important factors in the health of aging populations, and so supporting basic and applied research in this area is critical,” he noted.
Researchers join forces
This year’s winners are listed below (see sidebar for more information about their research).
- Perry Blackshear, M.D., D.Phil., from NIEHS, and Isabel Beerman, Ph.D., from NIA, for their project, “Post-transcriptional regulation of hematopoiesis by ZFP36L2.”
- JPB Fellow Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., from NIEHS, and Michele Evans, M.D., from NIA, for their project, “Neighborhood environments, sleep health, and cardiometabolic function: Findings from the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study.” Read more.