September 2011 archive

Vaidya Honored as Outstanding Environmental Scientist

Brigham and Women's Hospital: Awards, Honors and Grants Press Release - Sep 13, 2011

NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award  

Vishal Vaidya, PhD

Vishal Vaidya, PhD

Vishal S. Vaidya, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Renal Division of BWH, Harvard Medical School and in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health, has been awarded the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The prestigious honor, which recognizes six to eight recipients annually, is a five-year, $1.62 million award. 

The goal of the ONES Award is to identify and attract outstanding new environmental health researchers and target exceptionally talented early stage investigators who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in the mission areas of the NIEHS and assist them in launching an innovative research program focusing on problems of environmental exposures and human biology, human pathophysiology and human disease.

A primary goal of Dr. Vaidya’s project is to understand fibrinogen signal transduction in kidney regeneration following acute or chronic injury, which may provide opportunities for early diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic interventions.

Posted by Vishal Vaidya on Fri, 16 Sep 2011