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Diabetes Dateline
Fall 2011

NIDDK Grantees Receive PECASE Awards

Photo of President Barack Obama speaking to PECASE award recipients at a White House ceremony.

Four National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grantees were among the 2009 and 2010 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government to scientists and engineers beginning independent careers. The 2009 awards were given in late 2010, and the 2010 awards were announced in September 2011. The PECASE recipients were honored by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

The NIDDK grantees who received the PECASE for 2009 were:

  • Muneesh Tewari, M.D., Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Martin Zanni, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

The NIDDK grantees who received the PECASE for 2010 were:

  • David T. Breault, M.D., Ph.D., Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Jose C. Florez, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute

More information is available at www.grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/pecase.htm.

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NIH Publication No. 12–4562
December 2011

Page last updated: December 19, 2011


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