David Kass, professor in the Division of Cardiology, received an Outstanding Investigator Award, also know as an R35 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). An R35 is a relatively new NIH grant mechanism that is awarded to individuals for long-term research programs. The award provides $600,000 per year for up to seven years, and is based on a broad vision of research from senior outstanding investigators.
The purpose of the NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) is to promote scientific productivity and innovation by providing long-term support and increased flexibility to experienced Program Directors (PDs)/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) who are currently PDs/PIs on at least two NHLBI R01-equivalent awards and whose outstanding record of research demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) research.
David's research program is one of 10 in the first annual cycle to receive this grant from the NHLBI, which is intended to support a research program rather than a research project by providing individual grant awards. The award began January 1 and will run through December 31, 2023.