UVA’s Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

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A School of Medicine neuroscientist and Carter Center Member who is transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system has been awarded the prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chairman of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience and director of its Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), will receive more than $5.6 million in research funding over five years as part of the award. The prize recognizes scientists with outstanding records of creativity as they pioneer new approaches to the biggest challenges in medical and behavioral research, with the goal of funding work that could have a transformative effect on human health.

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