- Jie Song, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, A Nanostructured Approach to Complex Tissue Scaffolds and Smart Implants, one year, $328,167; three more years, $987,000
- Lawrence J. Stern, PhD, professor of pathology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Structure and Function of MHC Proteins, one year, $56,913; two more years, $98,557
- Keith A. Sutton, research assistant professor of cell biology: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Polycystins and Male Fertility, one year, $81,250; one more year, $81,250*
- Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine: National Institute on Aging, Dissecting Complex Regulation by C. elegans DAF-16, one year, $410,000; one more year, $410,000
- Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD, assistant professor of radiology: National Cancer Institute, Design and Optimization of Dedicated Computed Tomography of the Breast, one year, $352,420; two more years, $674,187
*These NIH funds were awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Multiple funding options exist under the ARRA, including accelerating ongoing science by supplementing existing grants and funding new grants that are likely to produce results within two years. See a related story in this issue of Focus.