UVA Named Top 10 Center of Biomedical Research by the Hartwell Foundation for the 16th Year in a Row!

April 21, 2022 by School of Medicine Webmaster

The Hartwelll Foundation logoThe Hartwell Foundation consistently has named the University of Virginia a “Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research” since 2007. Each Top Ten Center is invited to nominate up to three faculty for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for early-stage, cutting-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children.

The award is intended to inspire innovation and achievement among exceptional scientists and engineers at leading research institutions. The award provides funding to individual researchers at Top Ten Centers for three years at $100,000 direct cost per year.

In addition, by participating in the Hartwell competition the University of Virginia will be positioned to qualify for a Hartwell postdoctoral Fellowship. For each UVA Nominee selected for a 2022 Individual Biomedical Research Award, the University will receive funding for one postdoctoral candidate of their choice in biomedical science that exemplifies the values of The Hartwell Foundation. Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stage of their research career by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of their professional development.

The other institutions named by the foundation as top 10 centers this year are: Case Western Reserve University; Cornell University; Duke University; Johns Hopkins University; University of California, Davis; University of California, San, Diego; the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University.

Next April, the foundation will announce at least 10 individuals from its Top Ten Centers to receive 2018 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards.

Earlier this month, The Hartwell Foundation granted UVA physician-scientist Shannon Moonah, MD, ScM, a 2021 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for his research on C. difficile infection. Learn more.

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