Emily Falk receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

September 13, 2012

Emily Falk

Emily Falk. Photo by Martin Vloet/Michigan Photography

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Emily Falk, a faculty associate at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR), has received the 2012 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. This prestigious honor, which awards up to $1.5 million for five years, stimulates innovative research and supports promising new investigators.

Falk’s research uses brain activity to forecast the success of large-scale health campaigns.  She is one of two U-M researchers and among 51 total to receive the award, which was established in 2007.  It supports investigators who are within 10 years of their terminal degree or clinical residency, but who have not yet received a Research Project Grant (R01) or equivalent NIH grant, to conduct exceptionally innovative research. (more…)

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